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Alabama whitewater, Guess Creek

Jackson Co county, state Highway 146 to county road 20 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     8.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section of Guess Creek is 8.5 miles long and is a class III-IV+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Jackson Co County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to
    come here and paddle. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short
drive from Huntsville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. This is the only paddling section along Guess Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Big Spring is a good local attraction; while you're here why not take a look
 
at Fagan Hollow. Fagan Spring is a scenic place to stop by while you're at Guess Creek; Monte Sano State Park is a great spot to stretch your legs a bit. This river is so good. You'll meet a lot of people from Huntsville here. All through the summer months at Guess Creek temperatures are typically in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Guess Creek. A lot of rainfall falls at Guess Creek. Most of the rain falls through March; August meanwhile is the driest month.

Guess Creek, state Highway 146 to county road 20 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 Guess Creek.
 Whitewater Near Guess Creek:
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (CR 240 to Wheeler Lake)
Cotaco Creek, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.8 miles long (Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
Mill Creek, Morgan County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Holmes Drake Road to US Route 31)
 Marinas Near Guess Creek:
Ditto Landing, Huntsville , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Guess Creek:
Homewood Suites By Hilton Huntsville Downtown AL, Huntsville , 1 miles away
Embassy Suites Huntsville - Hotel - Spa, Huntsville , 2 miles away
SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown, Huntsville , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Huntsville , 3 miles away
Americas Best Inn Huntsville, Huntsville , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Guess Creek:
Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville, 4 miles away
Redstone Arsenal RV Park, Huntsville, 5 miles away
Ditto Landing, Huntsville, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Guess Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 60 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 61 miles away
Monte Sano State Park, Alabama , 4 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 24 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Guess Creek:
Monrovia Golf Course, Huntsville , 0 miles away
Fantasia Golf, Huntsville , 2 miles away
Huntsville Municipal Golf Course, Huntsville , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Guess Creek
Lady Ann Lake, Madison , 12 miles away
Madison County Lake, Madison , 13 miles away

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