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Alabama whitewater, Coon Creek

Jackson county, Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     8 miles
  The scenic beauty of Jackson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville stretch of Coon Creek in Alabama is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
    to be a class IV-V section. If you're coming from Scottsboro it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon
trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem  
but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the River Mont Cave Historical Trail, and Kings Bend is close by and always great to stop at. The great people of Flat Rock like to hang out close by, and if you're keen on cool geologic traits try High View. This river is so perfect. Russell Cave National Monument is a good national park, and don't leave Coon Creek without first checking out Craze Bend. Coon Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain; October is when it's the driest.

Coon Creek, Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville 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 Coon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Coon Creek:
Coon Creek, Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Flat Rock / Coon Creek, Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Jones Creek, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.29 miles long (Highway 71 to BSA camp)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
Lively Creek, De Kalb County, 13 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.4 miles long (State Route 73 to Long Island Creek)
Warren Creek, Dade County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.2 miles long (Highway 301 to Nickajack Lake)
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Kirby Creek, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Rock City to South Sauty Creek)
Little River - West Fork, Dekalb County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
 Marinas Near Coon Creek:
Mud Creek Marina, Hollywood , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Coon Creek:
Super 8 Rainsville, Rainsville , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Kimball TN, South Pittsburg , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KIMBALL, Kimball , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Kimball, Kimball , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coon Creek:
Thunder Canyon Campground, Ider, 7 miles away
Delaney's Travel Trailer Park, Stevenson, 8 miles away
Dekalb County Public Lake, Sylvania, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Coon Creek:
River Mont Cave Historical Trail, Jackson , 11 miles away
Winding Stairs, Franklin , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coon Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 11 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 18 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 20 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 21 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coon Creek:
Dogwood Hills Golf Club, Flat Rock , 9 miles away
Hidden Valley Golf, Bryant , 14 miles away
Big Sandy Golf Club, Trenton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Coon Creek
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 17 miles away

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