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Alabama whitewater, Rice Creek

Cullman county, CR 38 to CR 91 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     6.4 miles
  The CR 38 to CR 91 section of Rice Creek in Alabama is 6.4 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Cullman, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a
    few others too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an
area with plenty of rivers for that. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alabama is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Cullman County and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Rice Creek without stopping by
 
Rickwood Caverns State Park, and Rice Creek is not far at all from Bremen. Through the warmest time of the year highs here at Rice Creek reach the 90's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 50's; during the dark hours in the wintertime at Rice Creek temperatures descend to the 20's. Rice Creek ordinarily gets lots of rainfall. Most of the rain falls during March; October is the month with the least moisture.

Rice Creek, CR 38 to CR 91 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 Rice Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rice Creek:
Rice Creek, Cullman County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 6.4 miles long (CR 38 to CR 91)
Mill Creek, Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
Flint Creek - East Fork, -blank- County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.2 miles long (CR 1386 to Wilhites Road Bridge)
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
Mill Creek, Morgan County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Holmes Drake Road to US Route 31)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
 Marinas Near Rice Creek:
Mallard Point Marina, Cullman , 6 miles away
Smith Lake Marina & Resort, Cullman , 8 miles away
Speegle's Marina & Campground, Crane Hill , 8 miles away
Ryan Creek Marina & Lodging, Crane Hill , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Rice Creek:
Econo Lodge Cullman, Cullman , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 11 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 Rice Creek:
Country View RV Park, Hanceville, 4 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Hayden, 5 miles away
Bremen Lakeview Resort, Bremen, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rice Creek:
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 5 miles away
William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama , 34 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rice Creek:
Marcum Golf Course, Warrior , 9 miles away
Cullman Golf Course, Hanceville , 11 miles away
Green Briar Golf, Morris , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Rice Creek
Lewis Smith Lake, Walker , 13 miles away
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 15 miles away

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