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Alabama whitewater, Hicks Creek

Dekalb county, CR 127 to State Route 176 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     1.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Alabama and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. 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. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. There's camping available near Hicks Creek. The CR 127 to State Route 176 section is one of
    a few paddling sections in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming
here. The starting location is a short drive from Summerville, as you can see on the road map further down. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
If you havenít been to Little River Canyon National Preserve, you should schedule some time for it since you're here. Lots of people from Fort Payne come to Hicks Creek, and Desoto State Park
 
is a nice location to stop by. At this river you will never have a bad time. Hicks Creek is a wet place that gets a great deal of rain. March is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is October. During the summer, highs frequently are in the 80's at Hicks Creek. All through the moonlight hours it's typically in the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are commonly in the 40's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Hicks Creek dip into the 20's.

Hicks Creek, CR 127 to State Route 176 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 Hicks Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hicks Creek:
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Little River, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
 Marinas Near Hicks Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 9 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 11 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 14 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 15 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Hicks Creek:
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hicks Creek:
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 4 miles away
Wills Creek RV Park, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
Knotty Pine Resort, Fort Payne, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hicks Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 4 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 32 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 8 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hicks Creek:
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 5 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 7 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Hicks Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 12 miles away

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