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Alabama whitewater, Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork

Ivy Branch to Old Highway 280 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     1.5 miles
  The nature scenery of -blank- County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The Ivy Branch to Old Highway 280 stretch of Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork is 1.5 miles long and has been determined
    by American Whitewater to be a class III+ section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The put-in location is a short drive from Birmingham-Hoover, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Ivy Branch to Old Highway 280 section is one of them.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Here at Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork there are plenty of people from Chelsea, and you might also want to pay a visit to Big Narrows since you're here at Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork. A pleasant place like Oak Mountain State Park near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork is too good to leave out. Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork is a rather wet place usually with a good deal of rain. March is when you get the most rain here, and the driest of the months is October. Throughout the days of summer, highs frequently are in the 80's at Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork.

Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork, Ivy Branch to Old Highway 280 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 Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Ivy Branch to Old Highway 280)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountain High Outfitters, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cahaba River, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 5.9 miles long (Lovick Bridge to Grants Mill)
Cahaba River, Jefferson County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 11 to County Route 10)
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Walnut Creek, Chilton County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell)
 Marinas Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Paradise Point Marina & RV, Columbiana , 16 miles away
Sunset Marina, Sylacauga , 19 miles away
Bozo's Fish Camp, Shelby , 20 miles away
Lacoosa Marina, Shelby , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Hampton Ste Birmingham-280 E-Eagle Point, Birmingham , 3 miles away
Candlewood Suites BIRMINGHAM - HOOVER, Birmingham , 4 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Birmingham/Inverness, Birmingham , 4 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Birmingham-South-Inverness, Birmingham , 5 miles away
Residence Inn Birmingham Inverness, Birmingham , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Oak Mountain State Park, Birmingham, 4 miles away
Pelham KOA Kampground, Pelham, 11 miles away
KOA Birmingham South, Pelham, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 5 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork:
Eagle Point Golf Club, Birmingham , 2 miles away
Deer Valley Links Golf Course, Chelsea , 3 miles away
Grestone Golf & Country Club, Birmingham , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellowleaf Creek - North Fork
Ketona Lakes, Jefferson , 15 miles away

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