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Alabama whitewater, Graves Creek

Blount county, 1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     1.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Blount County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. If you're coming from Cullman it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Graves Creek in Alabama is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama are harder
    than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. If you're a camper
you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is a somewhat short  
section so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here at Graves Creek, checking out Blackwood Bend is a must, and if you're popping by from Blountsville, you won't be the only one. A cool spot to stop at close to Graves Creek is Stevens Bend. Graves Creek ordinarily gets a lot of rain. March is the wettest month with most rain, and October is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year at Graves Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and the overnight is slightly chillier of course, ordinarily in the 60's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Graves Creek are in the 20's.

Graves Creek, 1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork 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 Graves Creek.
 Whitewater Near Graves Creek:
Graves Creek, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (1st bridge upstream to Locust Fork)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.3 miles long (Blountville Road to US Route 31)
Chitwood Creek, Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (CR 1 to CR 33)
Lick Creek, Cullman County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (State Route 91 to County Road 783)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Two Mile Creek, Gullman County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (CR 798 to CR 781)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
 Hotels Near Graves Creek:
Days Inn - Oneonta AL, Oneonta , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Hanceville, Hanceville , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Arab, Arab , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Cullman, Cullman , 21 miles away
Days Inn Cullman, Cullman , 23 miles away
 Public Lands Near Graves Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 64 miles away
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 22 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 34 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Graves Creek:
Heritage Golf Course, Oneonta , 8 miles away
Plantation Golf Club, Hayden , 9 miles away
Limestone Springs Golf Club, Oneonta , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Graves Creek
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 5 miles away
Highland Lake, Blount , 13 miles away
Lake Catoma, Cullman , 19 miles away

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