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Alabama whitewater, Chitwood Creek

Blount county, CR 1 to CR 33 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3.2 miles
  This section of Chitwood Creek in Alabama is 3.2 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Blount County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of
    good places. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cullman, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average Alabama whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to
be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good sections to paddle in this  
river system, the CR 1 to CR 33 section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here, you might as well visit Sand Mountain Gap; this is a popular place for folks from Oneonta. The high level of rain makes Chitwood Creek a reasonably wet place. March is the wettest month with most rain, and October on the other hand is the driest. At Chitwood Creek throughout the summertime months highs are in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's while Chitwood Creek nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 20's.

Chitwood Creek, CR 1 to CR 33 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 Chitwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Chitwood Creek:
Chitwood Creek, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (CR 1 to CR 33)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
Graves Creek, Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
 Hotels Near Chitwood Creek:
Days Inn - Oneonta AL, Oneonta , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Trussville , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Trussville, Trussville , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BIRMINGHAM NE - TRUSSVILLE, Trussville , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chitwood Creek:
Horse Pens 40 Campground, Steele, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chitwood Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 64 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 22 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 36 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chitwood Creek:
Heritage Golf Course, Oneonta , 5 miles away
Limestone Springs Golf Club, Oneonta , 5 miles away
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Oneonta , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Chitwood Creek
Highland Lake, Blount , 8 miles away
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 11 miles away

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