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Alabama whitewater, Flat Rock / Coon Creek

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


CLASS V     8 miles
  The Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville section of Flat Rock / Coon Creek in Jackson County is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The wonderful Jackson County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There's camping
    available near Flat Rock / Coon Creek. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the
Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville section is one of them. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Scottsboro, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.  
On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
All our national parks are great places to go to, and Russell Cave National Monument is no exception. Taking a little tour to nearby Kings Bend is a fine idea, and some out of the ordinary geology is available here, High View is right here. Coming to this river is always a good idea. There's good hiking along the River Mont Cave Historical Trail, and people from Flat Rock love to come here. All the water falling down from the sky makes Flat Rock / Coon Creek a wet site.

Flat Rock / 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 Flat Rock / Coon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Flat Rock / Coon Creek:
Coon Creek, Jackson County, 4 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, 18 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
 Marinas Near Flat Rock / Coon Creek:
Mud Creek Marina, Hollywood , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Flat Rock / 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 Flat Rock / 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 Flat Rock / Coon Creek:
River Mont Cave Historical Trail, Jackson , 12 miles away
Winding Stairs, Franklin , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flat Rock / 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 Flat Rock / 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 Flat Rock / Coon Creek
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 17 miles away

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