Little River Superintendent John Bundy announced Monday the Canyon Mouth picnic area is closed through April for improvements.  

“We will be closing the area beginning this week and running through the middle of April,” Bundy said.

The park is located just east of Fort Payne, Ala., on Ala. 35.

Bundy said a promise was made several years ago to make improvements to the area.

“We want this to be a place where our friends and neighbors will be glad to come and be proud of,” Bundy said.

The majority of the improvements include repaving most of the entrance road and the parking area.

“We will also relocate the contact booth closer to the entrance,” Bundy said.

Bundy said efforts to reduce flooding are also on the schedule