Don't miss the upcoming eight-part series produced for Discovery Channel by Wild Horizons Ltd., with team members from their other critically acclaimed nature series like "Planet Earth" and "Life". The project was five years in the making, and the footage is absolutely breathtaking.
From snow-capped mountains to arid deserts, and all the lush forests in between, Discovery Channel has a gorgeous new series premiering in 2013 that zooms in on some of the most exotic nature in the world -- and it's all in our own backyard.
Emmy award winning cinematographer Gavin Thurston and his crew from Wild Horizons were at Dismals Canyon from April 25th to May 17th, 2011 to capture footage for the series.
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We have a new sign that we will soon be installing at the entrance to Dismals Canyon. This sign is similar to the signs you see at the entrance to National Parks. It has our new logo and will be mounted to a natural stone wall.
We are also replacing many other signs throughout the conservatory that will help you find your way around, including trail markers and directional arrows.
We have made a lot of improvements this summer.
We added a new bridge at the southern end of the trail to make it easier to cross Dismals Branch. Previous bridges always got washed out with flash floods, but this one is much more substantial.
The stepping stones at the fishing hole have been put back in place and are now re-enforced to keep them from washing down stream. The fishing hole (see map) is the place about half way down the canyon where the trail crosses Dismals Branch and accesses Secret Falls.
We have a new T-shirt design - printed on various colored shirts.
Come by the Country Store and pick one up, or call us to place an order - 205-993-4559
$17.99 each or 3 or more for $14.99 each.
In 2006 a Hellbender (giant Salamander) was found in the canyon. It is currently the most recently encountered hellbender in Alabama, and one of only three specimens that have been found in the state in the past twenty years. It's about 2 feet in length.