Outdoor Education 501(c)(3)

Rethink your relationship with nature

explore. learn. protect.



Research shows, summer camp builds self-esteem and skills in all things wild & adventurous!  Campers gain valuable knowledge about the importance of preserving our abundant recreational opportunities. Led by trained and certified outdoor instructors, your child will experience activities such rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking, and  thrill seeking hikes! 

GUIDED adventures

Swim under waterfalls, climb sandstone cliffs, paddle wild and scenic rivers, challenge who you think you are and discover something more! 
Through our guided and unguided adventures along Lookout Mountain, you will fall in love with the natural world and all its wonders. Check out our calendar and plan your next adventure with One World!

river advocacy

Little River Waterkeeper is the legal voice for your Little River located on Lookout Mountain in Northeast Alabama. The Little River Watershed is in the northeastern portion of the Upper Coosa Watershed and has a drainage basin of approximately 199 square miles. The headwaters of the Little River and its East Fork and West Fork tributaries are in Dade, Walker, and Chattooga Counties, Georgia. Then Little River flows southwesterly, then, easterly through DeKalb and Cherokee Counties, Alabama into Weiss Lake. The majority of the watershed is located in DeKalb County with Little River flowing through Desoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve. Little River attracts more than 4000,000 visitors each year. The river supports abundant plant and wildlife and gives us crisp, cool waters to enjoy during the summer months. Clean water is a resource we can all be thankful for. Even though we consider it a basic human right, not everyone has access to clean water. The Little River Waterkeeper monitors and patrols regularly to ensure this right for all users and stakeholders.

May 22nd our summer SwimGuide program began. Volunteers conduct weekly water testing at 8 popular swimming locations throughout the Little River Watershed. Testing continues through Labor Day Weekend. You can find results on our Facebook and Instagram pages, The Little River Waterkeeper site and Swim Guide.

To keep up with our progress, click on the following link and consider making a donation to support our work.

Little River is our new, favorite place!