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Alabama whitewater, Stone Creek

Tallapoosa county, Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     1.5 miles
  The Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river section of Stone Creek in Tallapoosa County is 1.5 miles long and is a class II(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Tallapoosa County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy
    as elsewhere. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available near Stone Creek. The put-in is not too far from Tuskegee,
there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Tallapoosa Falls while
 
you're here at Stone Creek. There are plenty of folks from Tallassee here at Stone Creek. For the duration of the summer, highs usually are in the 80's at Stone Creek. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 60's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Stone Creek. The high level of rain makes Stone Creek a quite wet place. During March this area sees the most rain, and the driest month is October.

Stone Creek, Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river 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 Stone Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stone Creek:
Tallapoosa River, Elmore Tallapoosa County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Thurlow Dam to boat ramp)
Stone Creek, Tallapoosa County, 1 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river)
Sougahatchee Creek, Lee County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 3 miles long (Co Road 188 to Steel Bridge)
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
Coosa River, Elmore County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
 Marinas Near Stone Creek:
Anchor Bay Marina, Eclectic , 12 miles away
Chuck's Marina-Texaco, Dadeville , 12 miles away
Kowaliga Marina, Alexander City , 14 miles away
Lake Side Marina, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Blue Creek Marina, Dadeville , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Stone Creek:
The Oasis Hotel, Shorter , 8 miles away
Days Inn Shorter, Shorter , 9 miles away
Kellogg Hotel And Conference Center, Tuskegee , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Montgomery , 20 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery At Chantilly Parkway, AL, Montgomery , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stone Creek:
Whispering Springs Campground, Elmore County, 12 miles away
Lake Martin Recreation Area, Dadeville, 15 miles away
Road 937, Tuskegee Institute, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stone Creek:
Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama , 20 miles away
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 20 miles away
Chewacla State Park, Alabama , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stone Creek:
Stillwaters Golf Course, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Lakewinds Golf Course, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Emerald Mountain Golf Club, Wetumpka , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Stone Creek
Thurlow Reservoir, Tallapoosa , 1 miles away
Martin Lake, Elmore , 9 miles away
Weiss Lake, Macon , 11 miles away

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