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Alabama whitewater, Coosa River

Elmore county, CR 213 or dam to River Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     7 miles
Moccasin gap at 8000. Says Stew (see picture)

The nature scenery of Elmore County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The CR 213 or dam to River Road stretch of Coosa River in Elmore County is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II(III) section. The put-in location is a short drive from Montgomery, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.
    You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people
coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river  
system, there are a few others too. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Moccasin Shoals is a great spot to look at, and you'll perhaps meet some folks from Wetumpka here. All through the warm months at Coosa River highs are regularly in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 50's with temperatures at Coosa River dipping down into the 30's during winter nights. Coosa River is a wet place that gets a large amount of precipitation.

Coosa River, CR 213 or dam to River Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Coosa River.
 Whitewater Near Coosa River:
Coosa River, Elmore County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
Weogufka Creek, Coosa County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.6 miles long (Low Water Bridge to Ford)
Tallapoosa River, Elmore Tallapoosa County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Thurlow Dam to boat ramp)
Stone Creek, Tallapoosa County, 25 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river)
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
Walnut Creek, Chilton County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell)
Hatchet Creek, Coosa County, 28 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 280 to Highway 231)
 Marinas Near Coosa River:
Lake Jordan Marina, Titus , 5 miles away
Montgomery Marina, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Parker Creek Marina, Equality , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Coosa River:
Quality Inn & Suites Montgomery, Montgomery , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Montgomery, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Drury Inn And Suites Montgomery, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Days Inn Montgomery Near AUM, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Comfort Suites Montgomery, Montgomery , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coosa River:
Fort Toulouse NHP, Wetumpka, 4 miles away
Leisure Isle, Montgomery, 7 miles away
Capital City RV Park, Montgomery, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coosa River:
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coosa River:
Quail Walk Club, Wetumpka , 1 miles away
Lagoon Park, Montgomery , 10 miles away
Pines Golf Course, Millbrook , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Coosa River
Speigner Lake, Elmore , 8 miles away
Jackson Lake, Elmore , 10 miles away
Mitchell Lake, Coosa , 20 miles away

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