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Alabama whitewater, Blackwater Creek

Walker county, State Route 95 to Walston Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     8.9 miles
Where is your contact info so I can arrange a trip? Thanks. Steve Says Steve Black Jr

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're coming from Cullman it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book
    a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There's camping available near Blackwater Creek. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Whether you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. The State Route 95 to Walston Bridge stretch of Blackwater Creek in Walker County is 8.9 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are a few other stretches in this river system that  
can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
At Blackwater Creek you always meet someone from Jasper. Blackwater Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and October is when it's the driest. For the duration of the warmest time of the year at Blackwater Creek highs are generally in the 80's. Summer night lows fall down to the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 40's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Blackwater Creek temperatures drop to the 20's.

Blackwater Creek, State Route 95 to Walston Bridge 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 Blackwater Creek.
 Whitewater Near Blackwater Creek:
Blackwater Creek, Walker County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.9 miles long (State Route 95 to Walston Bridge)
Brushy Creek, Winston County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 10 miles long (Brushy Lake to FS 255)
Sipsey Fork, Winston County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 9.5 miles long (County Route 60 to State Route 33)
Rice Creek, Cullman County, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 6.4 miles long (CR 38 to CR 91)
Hubbard Creek/Sipsey Fork, Lawrence/ Winston County, 28 miles away
      Class I(III) - 9.25 miles long (FS 210 to CR60)
 Marinas Near Blackwater Creek:
Richard's Clearwater Marina, Jasper , 4 miles away
Duncan Bridge Marina, Arley , 11 miles away
Ryan Creek Marina & Lodging, Crane Hill , 16 miles away
White Oak Creek Marina, Oakman , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Blackwater Creek:
Quality Inn Jasper, Jasper , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Jasper, Jasper , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Jasper, Jasper , 3 miles away
Super 8 Jasper, Jasper , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Jasper, Jasper , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blackwater Creek:
Sleepy Holler Campground, Jasper, 4 miles away
Richard's Clearwater Marina, Jasper, 4 miles away
Clear Creek, Jasper, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blackwater Creek:
William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama , 23 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blackwater Creek:
Musgrove Country Club, Jasper , 2 miles away
Arrowhead Golf Course, Jasper , 4 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Course, Jasper , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Blackwater Creek
Walker County Lake, Walker , 7 miles away
Lewis Smith Lake, Walker , 11 miles away

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