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Alabama whitewater, Gulf Creek

Loop Road to Beason Cove Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     2.2 miles
  The wonderful Alabama scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Loop Road to Beason Cove Road stretch of Gulf Creek in Alabama is 2.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in
    your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Gadsden, as you can
see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alabama is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
sure to encounter some nice folks from Gallant here. Gulf Creek gets a good deal of water. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is October. Summertime brings highs in the 90's to Gulf Creek. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are regularly in the 50's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Gulf Creek temperatures drop to the 30's.

Gulf Creek, Loop Road to Beason Cove 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 Gulf Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gulf Creek:
Gulf Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Loop Road to Beason Cove Road)
Line Creek, Etowah County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.9 miles long (Egypt Road to Littleton Road)
Black River, Etowah County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 1.5 miles long (Noccalula Park campground to Tuscaloosa Avenue)
Chitwood Creek, Blount County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (CR 1 to CR 33)
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
 Marinas Near Gulf Creek:
General Lee Marina and Camp, Pell City , 18 miles away
Riverside Marina, Riverside , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Gulf Creek:
Best Western Plus Gadsden Hotel & Suites, Gadsden , 13 miles away
Comfort Suites Gadsden, Gadsden , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GADSDEN W-NEAR ATTALLA, Gadsden , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Gadsden-Attalla AL, Gadsden , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Gadsden, Gadsden , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gulf Creek:
Horse Pens 40 Campground, Steele, 1 miles away
Barclay RV Parking, Boaz, 17 miles away
General Lee Marina and Camp, Pell City, 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gulf Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 49 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 69 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 29 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 35 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gulf Creek:
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Oneonta , 10 miles away
Wills Creek Country Club, Attalla , 12 miles away
Limestone Springs Golf Club, Oneonta , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Gulf Creek
Highland Lake, Blount , 12 miles away
H Neely Henry Lake, St. Clair , 17 miles away
Goodyear Lake, Etowah , 20 miles away

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