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Alabama whitewater, Shoal Creek

Marshall county, 1st bridge to Double Bridges section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     2.9 miles
  This section of Shoal Creek in Marshall County is 2.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albertville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming
    from far and near. 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. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The wonderful Alabama scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you  
camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Lake Guntersville State Park when you're here at Shoal Creek is never a bad idea; during your spree here you'll meet some people from Albertville for sure. Buck's Pocket State Park is a delightful site to stop at on a wonderful day. Throughout the summer months, highs ordinarily are in the 90's at Shoal Creek. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 50's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Shoal Creek descend into the 30's.

Shoal Creek, 1st bridge to Double Bridges road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Detailed Map


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Stats for this river stretch


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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Shoal Creek.
 Whitewater Near Shoal Creek:
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
 Marinas Near Shoal Creek:
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 7 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 9 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Clay Marina, Scottsboro , 9 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Shoal Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 5 miles away
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 12 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shoal Creek:
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 5 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, 5 miles away
Little Mountain Marina, Langston, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shoal Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 31 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 45 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 5 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 10 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shoal Creek:
Albertville Golf & Country Club, Albertville , 4 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 5 miles away
Willowbrook Golf, Albertville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Shoal Creek
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 19 miles away

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