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Alabama whitewater, Mill Creek

Blount county, Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     0.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Alabama and the water flowing gracefully down Mill Creek attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Cullman, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This is one of a small number of
    paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
Cold Spring is an inspiring spot to stop by while you're here, and this is a popular place for people from Hayden. Don't leave Mill Creek without first paying a visit to Sulphur Spring. A visit to Rickwood Caverns State Park invigorates the soul. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Mill Creek, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Mill Creek dip into the 20's. Mill Creek is a reasonably wet place frequently with a great deal of precipitation.

Mill Creek, Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Blount County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
Rice Creek, Cullman County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 6.4 miles long (CR 38 to CR 91)
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
 Marinas Near Mill Creek:
Mallard Point Marina, Cullman , 12 miles away
Smith Lake Marina & Resort, Cullman , 14 miles away
Speegle's Marina & Campground, Crane Hill , 14 miles away
Ryan Creek Marina & Lodging, Crane Hill , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 9 miles away
Econo Lodge Cullman, Cullman , 12 miles away
Days Inn Cullman, Cullman , 15 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Gardendale, Gardendale , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Gardendale, Gardendale , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Country View RV Park, Hanceville, 3 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Hayden, 5 miles away
Good Hope Campground, Cullman, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 4 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Green Briar Golf, Morris , 10 miles away
Plantation Golf Club, Hayden , 10 miles away
Cullman Golf Course, Hanceville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 15 miles away
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 17 miles away
Ketona Lakes, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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