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Alabama whitewater, Hog Creek

Marshall county, Fairview Road to Spring Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3.3 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Albertville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of Alabama and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as
    elsewhere. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch of Hog Creek in Marshall County is 3.3 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is
a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from  
far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Hog Creek you locate great sites like Hog Creek Hollow, and at Hog Creek you always meet someone from Horton. A short spree to Clear Spring is always worthwhile. All through the long summer days here at Hog Creek, high temperatures regularly reach the 80's while overnight lows are usually in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's, and night lows in the 20's for Hog Creek. Hog Creek mostly gets a lot of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is March while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Hog Creek, Fairview Road to Spring 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 Hog Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hog Creek:
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (CR 240 to Wheeler Lake)
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Cotaco Creek, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.8 miles long (Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
 Marinas Near Hog Creek:
Spring Creek Marina & Rental, Guntersville , 5 miles away
Covenant Cove Marina, Guntersville , 6 miles away
Browns Creek Sailing Marina, Guntersville , 6 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 8 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Hog Creek:
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 5 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Arab, Arab , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hog Creek:
Honeycomb Campgrounds, Guntersville, 6 miles away
Riverview Campground, Guntersville, 7 miles away
Sunset Park, Guntersville, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hog Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 46 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 59 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 15 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 19 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hog Creek:
Silver Ridge Golf Club, Horton , 5 miles away
Stoney Mountain Golf Club, Guntersville , 7 miles away
Whippoorwill Golf Course, Altoona , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Hog Creek
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 19 miles away

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