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Alabama whitewater, South Sauty Creek

Jackson DeKalb county, Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Jackson/DeKalb County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Scottsboro, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving.
    You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your
paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a very short stretch so no need to bring snacks. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake stretch is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The  
Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake section of South Sauty Creek in Alabama is 1.2 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Buck's Pocket State Park when you're here at South Sauty Creek is a wonderful idea It's always good to visit Yeager Spring. Going to Lake Guntersville State Park right next door to South Sauty Creek is a magnificent thing to do, and Bucks Pocket is close by, and is a fine site. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. You are in close proximity to Godwin Point since you're here at South Sauty Creek, and since you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Groveoak.

South Sauty Creek, Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake 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 South Sauty Creek.
 Whitewater Near South Sauty Creek:
South Sauty Creek, Jackson/DeKalb County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
Stringer Creek, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1 miles long (CR 38 to South Sauty Creek)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Kirby Creek, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Rock City to South Sauty Creek)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
 Marinas Near South Sauty Creek:
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 7 miles away
Clay Marina, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 13 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 15 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near South Sauty Creek:
Red Roof Inn And Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Sauty Creek:
South Sauty Creek Store, Langston, 2 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Groveoak, 2 miles away
Goosepond Colony Park and Camp, Scottsboro, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Sauty Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 26 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 36 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 2 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 8 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Sauty Creek:
Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro , 6 miles away
Broken Arrow, Scottsboro , 6 miles away
Goose Pond Plantation, Scottsboro , 9 miles away

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