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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
Al 35 Bridge To Ends One Mile Upstream From Al 273 Bridge
Confluence With East And West Branches To Al 37 Bridge
255 II-III
Begins One Mile Upstream From Al 273 Bridge To Lake Weiss
Begins Approximately 1 River Mile Upstream From The U.S. Highway 98 Bridge To The Jackson County Route 614 Bridge
The Confluence With Scarsborough Creek To The Confluence With The Escatawpa River
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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