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Alabama whitewater, Cotaco Creek

Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3.8 miles
  The wonderful Alabama scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Cotaco Creek have people coming here. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albertville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a pretty short section so it's not
    like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This stretch of Cotaco
Creek in Alabama is 3.8 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road section is one of them. The average Alabama whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. You  
might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Moon Hollow is a wonderful spot to spend some time at, and there are plenty of people from Joppa here. Cotaco Creek frequently gets lots of precipitation. All through the month of March you get the most rain around here; the driest of the months is October. For the period of the warm days of summer at Cotaco Creek temperatures are regularly in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's.

Cotaco Creek, Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road 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 Cotaco Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cotaco Creek:
Cotaco Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.8 miles long (Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (CR 240 to Wheeler Lake)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Graves Creek, Blount County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork)
Mill Creek, Morgan County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Holmes Drake Road to US Route 31)
Flint Creek - East Fork, -blank- County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.2 miles long (CR 1386 to Wilhites Road Bridge)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
 Marinas Near Cotaco Creek:
Ditto Landing, Huntsville , 13 miles away
Browns Creek Sailing Marina, Guntersville , 16 miles away
Spring Creek Marina & Rental, Guntersville , 18 miles away
Covenant Cove Marina, Guntersville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cotaco Creek:
Quality Inn Arab, Arab , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Huntsville-Arsenal-S Pkwy, Huntsville , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 18 miles away
DoubleTree Suites By Hilton Huntsville South, Huntsville , 18 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville South-Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cotaco Creek:
Ditto Landing, Huntsville, 13 miles away
Easter Posey MWR Camp Ground, Valhermoso Springs, 15 miles away
Riverview Campground, Guntersville, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cotaco Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 60 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 68 miles away
Monte Sano State Park, Alabama , 23 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 26 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cotaco Creek:
Cherokee Ridge Country Club, Union Grove , 4 miles away
Brookside Golf Course, Arab , 4 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Club, Arab , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Cotaco Creek
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 14 miles away
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 19 miles away

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