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Georgia whitewater, Allen Creek

Walker county, Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Summerville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Allen Creek is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American
    Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have
you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of Walker County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337 section is one of them. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
 
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park is a pleasant site to stretch your legs a bit; at Allen Creek you always meet someone from Summerville. Places like Cloudland Canyon State Park are fine to stop by, and Huckleberry Point is something you shouldn't miss if you're here. This is such a great river. Lumpkin Spring is a striking place to go to while you're at Allen Creek, and Jones Gap is a pleasant spot to visit. Summertime highs at Allen Creek typically tend to be in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. During the wintertime the highs are frequently in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Allen Creek are in the 20's.

Allen Creek, Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337 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 Allen Creek.
 Whitewater Near Allen Creek:
Allen Creek, Walker County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337)
Gulf Creek, Dade County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.65 miles long (Highway 157 to Holder Loop)
Little River - East Fork, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 13 miles long (Lahusage to Route 35)
Bear Creek, Dade County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Highway 129 to Canyon View Road takeout)
Daniel Creek, Dade County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.6 miles long (to Bear Creek)
Rock Creek, Walker County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)
Little River - West Fork, Dekalb County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 19 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
 Hotels Near Allen Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites LaFayette, Lafayette , 11 miles away
Key West Inn LaFayette, Lafayette , 11 miles away
General Bragg Inn And Suites, Chickamauga , 16 miles away
Days Inn Trenton, Trenton , 16 miles away
Key West Inn Boaz, Boaz , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Allen Creek:
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area - Sawmill Lake, Rising Fawn, 3 miles away
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area - Pettyjohn's Cave, La Fayette, 3 miles away
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area - The Pocket, Rising Fawn, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Allen Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 24 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 29 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Allen Creek:
Trion Golf Course, Trion , 8 miles away
Canyon Ridge Golf Course, Rising Fawn , 8 miles away
Lafayette Golf Course, La Fayette , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Allen Creek
McCallie Lake, Walker , 16 miles away
Glovers Lake, Floyd , 19 miles away

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