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Alabama whitewater, Sougahatchee Creek

Lee county, Co Road 188 to Steel Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(IV)     3 miles
  This stretch of Sougahatchee Creek in Lee County is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(IV) section. The natural beauty of Lee County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Tuskegee it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Great exercise and just being out on
    the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether
you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
At Sougahatchee Creek you always meet
 
someone from Notasulga, and Chewacla State Park is worth checking out. Tuskegee National Forest is a nice place to go if you're at Sougahatchee Creek. A lot of rain falls at Sougahatchee Creek. Most of the rain falls through March, and the driest month of the year is October. All through the warmest time of the year highs here at Sougahatchee Creek get into the 90's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 50's with temperatures at Sougahatchee Creek dipping down into the 20's during winter nights.

Sougahatchee Creek, Co Road 188 to Steel Bridge 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 Sougahatchee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sougahatchee Creek:
Sougahatchee Creek, Lee County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 3 miles long (Co Road 188 to Steel Bridge)
Stone Creek, Tallapoosa County, 19 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river)
Tallapoosa River, Elmore Tallapoosa County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Thurlow Dam to boat ramp)
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
 Marinas Near Sougahatchee Creek:
Lake Side Marina, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Blue Creek Marina, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Chuck's Marina-Texaco, Dadeville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Sougahatchee Creek:
Hampton Inn Auburn, Auburn , 8 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Auburn, Auburn , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Auburn, Auburn , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AUBURN - UNIVERSITY AREA, Auburn , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Auburn, Auburn , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sougahatchee Creek:
University Station RV Resort, Auburn, 5 miles away
Leisure Time Campgrounds, Auburn, 8 miles away
Bar-w RV Park, Auburn, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sougahatchee Creek:
Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama , 8 miles away
Chewacla State Park, Alabama , 10 miles away
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sougahatchee Creek:
Auburn University Club, Auburn , 8 miles away
Moore's Mill Golf Club, Waverly , 8 miles away
Pin Oaks Golf Club, Auburn , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Sougahatchee Creek
Fin and Feather Lake, Macon , 15 miles away
Lake Condy, Lee , 18 miles away
Thurlow Reservoir, Tallapoosa , 20 miles away

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