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Alabama whitewater, Elkahatchee Creek

Tallapoosa county, Elkahatchee Road to SR 63 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     1.2 miles
This is a pic I took of the last rapid on Elkahatchee past the double bridges at 63. Says Hunter Goodwin (see picture)

The Elkahatchee Road to SR 63 section of Elkahatchee Creek in Alabama is 1.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The starting location is a short drive from Talladega-Sylacauga, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You
    can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled
as well. This is a very short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The nature scenery of Alabama and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

about the general area:
While you're here at Elkahatchee Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Alexander City. When you're here at Elkahatchee Creek it's always fun to stop at Wind Creek State Park. Throughout the long summer days highs here at Elkahatchee Creek get into the 90's while night lows are typically in the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are generally in the 50's, and overnight lows in the 20's for Elkahatchee Creek. The high level of rain makes Elkahatchee Creek a pretty wet place. The month with most of the rain is March, and the driest month of the year is October.

Elkahatchee Creek, Elkahatchee Road to SR 63 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 Elkahatchee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
Hatchet Creek, Coosa County, 14 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 280 to Highway 231)
Tallapoosa River, Elmore Tallapoosa County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Thurlow Dam to boat ramp)
Stone Creek, Tallapoosa County, 21 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river)
Coosa River, Elmore County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
Weogufka Creek, Coosa County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.6 miles long (Low Water Bridge to Ford)
Talladega Creek, Talladega County, 26 miles away
      Class III - 7.25 miles long (Skyway Mtwy to Waldo Bridge State Route 77)
 Marinas Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Ridge Marina, Alexander City , 3 miles away
Parker Creek Marina, Equality , 7 miles away
Pleasure Point Park & Marina, Dadeville , 8 miles away
Kowaliga Marina, Alexander City , 9 miles away
Anchor Bay Marina, Eclectic , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Super 8 Alexander City, Alexander City , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 2 miles away
Days Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 3 miles away
Quality Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 3 miles away
Red Roof Inn Sylacauga, Sylacauga , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, 3 miles away
Whispering Springs Campground, Elmore County, 11 miles away
Lake Martin Recreation Area, Dadeville, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 3 miles away
Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama , 35 miles away
Cheaha State Park, Alabama , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elkahatchee Creek:
Willow Point Country Club, Alexander City , 3 miles away
Lakewinds Golf Course, Dadeville , 12 miles away
Hatchett Creek Golf Course and Driving Range, Goodwater , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Elkahatchee Creek
Jordan Lake, Coosa , 6 miles away
Martin Lake, Elmore , 13 miles away

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