Alabama Whitewater

DESOTO FALLS IN DESOTO STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH LITTLE RIVER


STREAMFLOW: 26 CFS

Class II-III River Run

The whitewater river run from Desoto Falls to the confluence with Little River in Alabama is a popular destination for kayakers and rafters. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 150 and 400 cubic feet per second (cfs), which generally provides a Class II-III rating. The segment distance for this run is approximately 10 miles, with several specific river rapids and obstacles, including the "Minnie Hole" and "Champagne" rapids. The rapids on this run are generally considered to be technical and narrow, requiring precise maneuvering.

In terms of regulations, all boaters are required to wear personal flotation devices (PFDs) and helmets while on the river. Additionally, there are specific designated put-in and take-out areas, and all vehicles must display a valid park pass. It is also important to note that this run is subject to water levels and weather conditions, and boaters should always check current river conditions before embarking on the run.

Sources:
- "Desoto Falls Whitewater Run," American Whitewater website, accessed February 2021.
- "Desoto State Park Whitewater," Alabama Whitewater website, accessed February 2021. Get driving directions.
 DESOTO FALLS IN DESOTO STATE PARK TO  CONFLUENCE WITH LITTLE RIVER
Last Updated 2024-05-22
River Levels 29 cfs (4.3 ft)
Percent of Normal 47%
Reporting Streamgauge BIG WILLS CREEK AT STATE HWY 35 NR FORT PAYNE, AL
Elevation 809 ft.
River
Watershed Upper Coosa

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