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Alabama whitewater, Warrior River - Locust Fork

Blount county, US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+     7 miles
 
When the water is lower, we went on inner tubes and had a blast. It took about 4 hours, but haven't done it in a long time. Says Dale Bailey

watch out for the large undercut rock known as house rock. it is early in the river and is just after a rapid. Says Matthew Anderson

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here
    do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Cullman, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The US 231/79 to
Nectar Bridge section of Warrior River - Locust Fork in Blount County is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III+ section. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beautiful scenery of Alabama and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll  
have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The campgrounds here at Warrior River - Locust Fork are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Scirum Bluff is an exciting site to visit while at Warrior River - Locust Fork. During your trip to Warrior River - Locust Fork you'll meet some folks from Cleveland for sure. Warrior River - Locust Fork gets a great deal of water. The wettest month of the year is mostly March, that's the one that rains the most while October is typically the driest month.

Warrior River - Locust Fork, US 231/79 to Nectar 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 Warrior River - Locust Fork.
 Whitewater Near Warrior River - Locust Fork:
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Graves Creek, Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Chitwood Creek, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (CR 1 to CR 33)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
 Hotels Near Warrior River - Locust Fork:
Days Inn - Oneonta AL, Oneonta , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Cullman, Cullman , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Trussville , 20 miles away
Quality Inn Trussville, Trussville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Warrior River - Locust Fork:
Country View RV Park, Hanceville, 17 miles away
Good Hope Campground, Cullman, 20 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Hayden, 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Warrior River - Locust Fork:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 67 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 19 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Warrior River - Locust Fork:
Plantation Golf Club, Hayden , 5 miles away
Cumberland Lake Country Club, Pinson , 14 miles away
Chesley Oaks Golf Course, Cullman , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Warrior River - Locust Fork
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 7 miles away
Highland Lake, Blount , 13 miles away
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 18 miles away

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