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Alabama whitewater, Bear Creek

Dekalb county, Canyon Rim Road to Little River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV(V)     2.57 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Summerville. The Canyon Rim Road to Little River section of Bear Creek in Alabama is 2.57 miles long and is a class IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're
    visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The wonderful Alabama scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Canyon Rim Road to Little River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks
 
from Cedar Bluff here; Desoto State Park is a good location to stretch your legs a bit. Bear Creek ordinarily gets a great deal of rain. The month with most of the rain is March while October is generally the driest month. Through the summertime months highs here at Bear Creek get into the 80's while night lows are mostly in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Bear Creek.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek:
South Sauty Creek, Dekalb/Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.15 miles long (Intersection of County Roads 41 and 56 to Bucks Pocket)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 2.57 miles long (Canyon Rim Road to Little River)
Johnnies Creek, CHEROKEE County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.02 miles long (Canyon Rim Road to Canyon Mouth Park)
Little River, Dekalb County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
Little River - East Fork, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 13 miles long (Lahusage to Route 35)
 Marinas Near Bear Creek:
Lad Marina and Campground, Cedar Bluff , 2 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 6 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 8 miles away
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 9 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek:
Days Inn Of Centre, Centre , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 17 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 19 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek:
Lad Marina and Campground, Cedar Bluff, 2 miles away
Riverside Motel and RV Park, Cedar Bluff, 3 miles away
Cherokee Camper Park, Cedar Bluff, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 17 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 41 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek:
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff , 12 miles away
Kraftsmans Golf Course, Rome , 14 miles away
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek
Glovers Lake, Floyd , 15 miles away
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 17 miles away

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