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DeKalb county, Rt. 227 to Town Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
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The Rt. 227 to Town Creek stretch of Blackoak Creek in Alabama is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Albertville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The natural beauty of DeKalb
County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll  
find a large number of good rivers. The Rt. 227 to Town Creek stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Lake Guntersville State Park invigorates the spirit; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at High Falls. Buck's Pocket State Park is a splendid spot, and lots of people from Groveoak come here. This river has so much to offer. All the water falling down from the sky makes Blackoak Creek a wet place. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain; the driest month is October. Summertime at Blackoak Creek comes with high temperatures in the 90's; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Blackoak Creek, Rt. 227 to Town Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Blackoak Creek.
 Whitewater Near Blackoak Creek:
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
South Sauty Creek, Jackson/DeKalb County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Stringer Creek, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1 miles long (CR 38 to South Sauty Creek)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
 Marinas Near Blackoak Creek:
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 8 miles away
Clay Marina, Scottsboro , 11 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 13 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 14 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Blackoak Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 12 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Boaz, Boaz , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blackoak Creek:
Buck's Pocket State Park, Groveoak, 3 miles away
South Sauty Creek Store, Langston, 6 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blackoak Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 25 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 38 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 3 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 8 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blackoak Creek:
Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 10 miles away
Broken Arrow, Scottsboro , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Blackoak Creek
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 19 miles away

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