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Alabama whitewater, Bear Creek

Dekalb county, CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+(IV)     3.86 miles
  The CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road section of Bear Creek is 3.86 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III+(IV) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Summerville. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The natural beauty of Alabama and the
    beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here
don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There's camping available near Bear Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
If time allows, Little River Canyon National Preserve is a national park worth taking a look at.
A short tour to Manitou Spring is always worthwhile, and Fort Payne Gap is another great spot to go to nearby. At this river you will always have a good time. You're sure to encounter some great folks from Fort Payne here, and sites like Desoto State Park are wonderful to stop by. Bear Creek gets a large amount of water. March is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is October. High temperatures at Bear Creek all through the warm months are in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are mostly in the 40's, and night lows at Bear Creek throughout the winter ordinarily dip into the 20's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Bear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek:
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Little River, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Little River - West Fork, Dekalb County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
 Marinas Near Bear Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 13 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 15 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 17 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 18 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek:
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek:
Wills Creek RV Park, Fort Payne, 2 miles away
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
Knotty Pine Resort, Fort Payne, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 1 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 28 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 7 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 23 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek:
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 4 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 16 miles away

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