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Alabama Whitewater

Raft Kayak Canoe


Alabama Whitewater

Raft | Kayak | Canoe


Alabama is a hidden gem for whitewater enthusiasts, offering plenty of thrilling river runs for kayaking and rafting. One must-visit destination is the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, particularly the Devil's Shoals section. This Class III-IV rapids provides a challenging yet exhilarating experience, especially after a heavy rain when the water levels are high. Another popular spot is the Mulberry Fork, known for its continuous Class II-III rapids and stunning scenery. Make sure to check the streamflow levels before heading out, as water levels can vary drastically depending on recent rainfall.

For a more leisurely paddle, the Tallapoosa River near Horseshoe Bend National Military Park offers serene Class I-II rapids, perfect for beginners or those looking for a relaxing day on the water. Safety is paramount when whitewater kayaking, so always wear a helmet and a personal flotation device, and make sure to paddle with a group or a guide if you're unfamiliar with the river. With its diverse range of river runs and picturesque landscapes, Alabama is a must-visit destination for any whitewater enthusiast looking for a thrilling adventure on the water.

Location Streamflow (cfs) Difficulty (class)
Desoto Falls In Desoto State Park To Confluence With Little River
14 II-III
Al 35 Bridge To Ends One Mile Upstream From Al 273 Bridge
24 III-IV
Confluence With East And West Branches To Al 37 Bridge
255 II-III
Begins One Mile Upstream From Al 273 Bridge To Lake Weiss
24 II-III
Begins Approximately 1 River Mile Upstream From The U.S. Highway 98 Bridge To The Jackson County Route 614 Bridge
23 II-III
The Confluence With Scarsborough Creek To The Confluence With The Escatawpa River
23 II-III
Confluence With Yellow River To County Road In Sec 7
945 II-III
Southern Nf Boundary To Northern Nf Boundary
697 V

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