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Alabama whitewater, Mulberry Fork

Cullman Blount county, Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.8 miles
 
Where do you park your truck if you are going to take out at I65? Says Eric

This stretch of Mulberry Fork is 10.8 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cullman, please
    print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out
with mother nature are great reasons to come. 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. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are a few other stretches in this river  
system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Hayden come to Mulberry Fork, and Rickwood Caverns State Park is worth taking a look at. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Mulberry Fork, and the nighttime is a tad colder of course, ordinarily in the 60's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 40's with temperatures at Mulberry Fork dipping down into the 20's during winter nights. Mulberry Fork is a wet site that gets a good deal of precipitation. March is the wettest month with most rain, and October meanwhile is the driest month.

Mulberry Fork, Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65 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 Mulberry Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mulberry Fork:
Mill Creek, Blount County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
Rice Creek, Cullman County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 6.4 miles long (CR 38 to CR 91)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
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)
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)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
 Marinas Near Mulberry Fork:
Mallard Point Marina, Cullman , 11 miles away
Smith Lake Marina & Resort, Cullman , 12 miles away
Speegle's Marina & Campground, Crane Hill , 13 miles away
Ryan Creek Marina & Lodging, Crane Hill , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mulberry Fork:
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Cullman, Cullman , 9 miles away
Days Inn Cullman, Cullman , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Fairwinds Inn, Cullman , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Cullman, Cullman , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mulberry Fork:
Country View RV Park, Hanceville, 3 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Hayden, 7 miles away
Good Hope Campground, Cullman, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mulberry Fork:
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 6 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mulberry Fork:
Cullman Golf Course, Hanceville , 8 miles away
Plantation Golf Club, Hayden , 10 miles away
Green Briar Golf, Morris , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Mulberry Fork
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 13 miles away
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 16 miles away

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