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Alabama whitewater, Choccolocco Creek

Talladega county, Jackson Trace to Highway 77 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     2.5 miles
Actually, the dam was one of the first hydroelectric installations in the world. It was once regarded as a premier industrial stimulous for the mills in nearby Talledega, AL. it's worth landing when you get to the road (Left Side of the creek) and walking back to the old brick powerhouse. The concrete supports for the steel flume (dismantled along with the idle turbines during WWII) lead from the open section on the left side of the dam. The
    land is posted back from the bank (still owned by Alabama Power) but there is a trail along the bank. The transformer farm is the only part still left. Says W. Wood

Where the old grist mill is located the state of
Alabama blew both ends of the old dam. Please becareful because there is a lot of reed bar and metal that are below the water level. Says John Snodgrass

The starting point is not too far from Talladega-Sylacauga, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Talladega County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section of Choccolocco Creek in Talladega County is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I(II) section by American Whitewater. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The Jackson Trace to Highway 77 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. There's camping available near Choccolocco Creek.

Choccolocco Creek, Jackson Trace to Highway 77 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Choccolocco Creek.
 Whitewater Near Choccolocco Creek:
Choccolocco Creek, Talladega County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2.5 miles long (Jackson Trace to Highway 77)
Salt Creek, Talladega County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake Road)
Talladega Creek, Talladega County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 7.25 miles long (Skyway Mtwy to Waldo Bridge State Route 77)
Cheaha Creek, Talladega County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (Cheaha Falls to Devils Den)
Gulf Creek, -blank- County, 24 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Loop Road to Beason Cove Road)
Black River, Etowah County, 29 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 1.5 miles long (Noccalula Park campground to Tuscaloosa Avenue)
Hatchet Creek, Coosa County, 30 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 280 to Highway 231)
 Marinas Near Choccolocco Creek:
Poor House Branch Marina, Talladega , 5 miles away
Riverside Marina, Riverside , 8 miles away
General Lee Marina and Camp, Pell City , 13 miles away
Sundance Marina and Campground, Cropwell , 13 miles away
River's Edge Marina, Cropwell , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Choccolocco Creek:
Comfort Inn Lincoln, Lincoln , 2 miles away
Days Inn Lincoln, Lincoln , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TALLADEGA, Talladega , 7 miles away
Super 8 Talladega AL, Talladega , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Riverside , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Choccolocco Creek:
Memory Lane RV Park and Campgrounds, Lincoln, 2 miles away
Shadyoaks Campground and RV Park, Talladega, 2 miles away
The Wazoo Campground, Lincoln, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Choccolocco Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 59 miles away
Cheaha State Park, Alabama , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Choccolocco Creek:
Municipal Golf Course, Talladega , 6 miles away
Timber Ridge Golf, Talladega , 8 miles away
Pell City Country Club, Pell City , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Choccolocco Creek
H Neely Henry Lake, St. Clair , 14 miles away
Lake Chinnabee, Clay , 17 miles away
Logan Martin Lake, St. Clair , 17 miles away

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