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Alabama whitewater, Chinquapin Creek

Crenshaw county, Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.75 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Summerville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Alabama and the water flowing gracefully down Chinquapin Creek have people coming here. 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. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Lower Canyon
    Rim Road to Little River Canyon section is one of them. This section is very short so no need to bring snacks. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alabama is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here
don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon section of Chinquapin Creek is 0.75 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the
general area:
Do pay a visit to Little River Canyon National Preserve if you're here at Chinquapin Creek, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Fort Payne here. A great place like Desoto State Park in close proximity to Chinquapin Creek is too good to leave out. High temperatures at Chinquapin Creek through the summer are in the 80's while nighttime lows are frequently in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's, and nighttime lows at Chinquapin Creek during the wintertime generally plunge into the 20's. Chinquapin Creek is a rather wet place generally with a large amount of rainfall.

Chinquapin Creek, Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon 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 Chinquapin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Chinquapin Creek:
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
 Marinas Near Chinquapin Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 6 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 9 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 11 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 12 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Chinquapin Creek:
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chinquapin Creek:
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 4 miles away
J R's Marina, Cedar Bluff, 6 miles away
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chinquapin Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 7 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 35 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 9 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chinquapin Creek:
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff , 7 miles away
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 7 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Chinquapin Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 11 miles away

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