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Alabama whitewater, Short Creek

De Kalb county, Route 75 to Hustleville Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.4 miles
 
The guy that owns the land around the falls does not want anyone on his land. Says LANDbOWNER

The starting location is a short drive from Albertville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Alabama you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. There
    are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 75 to Hustleville Road section is one of them. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The scenic beauty of Alabama and
the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Route 75 to Hustleville Road stretch of Short Creek in De Kalb County  
is 4.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Short Creek. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Blue Bend is next to Short Creek. Short Creek Falls is an inspiring spot to go to during your stay. Places like Lake Guntersville State Park are great to visit, and the wonderful folks of Albertville like to hang out nearby. At this river you will always have a good time.

Short Creek, Route 75 to Hustleville Road 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 Short Creek.
 Whitewater Near Short Creek:
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
 Marinas Near Short Creek:
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 7 miles away
Covenant Cove Marina, Guntersville , 8 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 8 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Short Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 2 miles away
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Short Creek:
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, 6 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 6 miles away
Barclay RV Parking, Boaz, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Short Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 34 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 48 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 6 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 13 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Short Creek:
Albertville Golf & Country Club, Albertville , 1 miles away
Willowbrook Golf, Albertville , 3 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Short Creek
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 19 miles away

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