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Alabama whitewater, Walnut Creek

Chilton county, County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.1 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Montgomery, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Alabama you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Walnut Creek in Alabama is 4.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section
    of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Chilton County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell section is one of a few paddling sections
in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. You might be  
into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Walnut Creek is not far at all from Clanton. At Walnut Creek all through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 60's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 50's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Walnut Creek sink into the 30's. Walnut Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. All through March this area sees the most rain, and October is when it's the driest.

Walnut Creek, County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell 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 Walnut Creek.
 Whitewater Near Walnut Creek:
Walnut Creek, Chilton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell)
Weogufka Creek, Coosa County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.6 miles long (Low Water Bridge to Ford)
Coosa River, Elmore County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
Hatchet Creek, Coosa County, 28 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 280 to Highway 231)
 Marinas Near Walnut Creek:
Lake Mitchell Marina, Clanton , 2 miles away
Graces Marina On Lake Mitchell, Verbena , 3 miles away
Blue Creek Camp, Verbena , 3 miles away
Lacoosa Marina, Shelby , 11 miles away
Bozo's Fish Camp, Shelby , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Walnut Creek:
BEST WESTERN Inn, Clanton , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CLANTON, Clanton , 7 miles away
Scottish Inns Clanton, Clanton , 7 miles away
Days Inn Clanton AL, Clanton , 7 miles away
Key West Inn Clanton, Clanton , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Walnut Creek:
Horse Stomp Campground, Coosa County, 7 miles away
Peach Queen Campgrounds, Jemison, 16 miles away
Cedar Creek Campground, Talladega County, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Walnut Creek:
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 32 miles away
Paul M.Grist State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Walnut Creek:
Farmlinks Golf Club, Sylacauga , 15 miles away
Magnolia Meadows Golf Course, Columbiana , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Walnut Creek
Lay Lake, Chilton , 5 miles away
Mitchell Lake, Coosa , 6 miles away

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