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Alabama whitewater, Drum Creek

Marshall county, Rice Mill Road to Short Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     0.85 miles
  This stretch of Drum Creek in Marshall County is 0.85 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Alabama you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Alabama and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here
    and paddle. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The put-in is not too far from Albertville, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds
nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Rice Mill Road to Short Creek stretch is one of them. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared  
to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Buck's Pocket State Park when you're here at Drum Creek is never a bad idea It's always great to go to Short Creek Falls. Blue Bend is a fine location to pop by while in the neighborhood, and at Drum Creek you always meet someone from Albertville. This river is a great place to visit. A tour to Lake Guntersville State Park when you're here at Drum Creek is a great idea. Drum Creek gets a lot of water. For the duration of March this area sees the most rain; October is the month with the least moisture.

Drum Creek, Rice Mill Road to Short Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Drum Creek.
 Whitewater Near Drum Creek:
Short Creek, Marshall County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
 Marinas Near Drum Creek:
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 5 miles away
Covenant Cove Marina, Guntersville , 7 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 7 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 7 miles away
Spring Creek Marina & Rental, Guntersville , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Drum Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 2 miles away
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 7 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Drum Creek:
Honeycomb Campgrounds, Guntersville, 5 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, 5 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Drum Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 35 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 49 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 6 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Drum Creek:
Albertville Golf & Country Club, Albertville , 1 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 3 miles away
Willowbrook Golf, Albertville , 4 miles away

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