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Alabama whitewater, Gurley Creek

Blount Jefferson county, Narrows Road to State Route 79 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.5 miles
  The Narrows Road to State Route 79 stretch of Gurley Creek in Blount / Jefferson County is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Birmingham-Hoover, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The average Alabama whitewater rafting
    or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The campgrounds here at Gurley Creek are pretty good. The natural beauty of
Alabama and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Rickwood Caverns State Park is a scenic spot any time of year, and you'll most likely meet some folks from Remlap here. A good place near Gurley Creek is Gurley Creek Gap. Throughout the months of summer highs here at Gurley Creek get into the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 40's; night lows through the wintertime for Gurley Creek tend to be in the 20's. Gurley Creek is a rather wet place regularly with a great deal of rainfall. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and October is the month with the least moisture.

Gurley Creek, Narrows Road to State Route 79 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 Gurley Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gurley Creek:
Gurley Creek, Blount / Jefferson County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Narrows Road to State Route 79)
Warrior River - Blackburn Fork, Blount County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(V) - 4.5 miles long (Dirt Road off Route 15 to Route 1)
Cahaba River, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 11 to County Route 10)
Warrior River - Calvert Prong of the Locust Fork, Blount County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.2 miles long (CR 33 to Deavers Town Road)
Mill Creek, Blount County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 31 to Dirt Road off CR 5)
Chitwood Creek, Blount County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (CR 1 to CR 33)
Mulberry Fork, Cullman/Blount County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.8 miles long (Old US Route 31 to bridge above I-65)
Cahaba River, Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 5.9 miles long (Lovick Bridge to Grants Mill)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 7 miles long (US 231/79 to Nectar Bridge)
Warrior River - Locust Fork, Blount County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (CR 1 to US Route 231)
 Hotels Near Gurley Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Trussville , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Trussville, Trussville , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BIRMINGHAM NE - TRUSSVILLE, Trussville , 9 miles away
Courtyard Birmingham Trussville, Birmingham , 11 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham-Trussville, Birmingham , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gurley Creek:
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Hayden, 15 miles away
Country View RV Park, Hanceville, 15 miles away
Holiday Travel Park, Leeds, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gurley Creek:
Rickwood Caverns State Park, Alabama , 14 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gurley Creek:
Cumberland Lake Country Club, Pinson , 1 miles away
Grayson Valley Country Club, Birmingham , 8 miles away
Green Briar Golf, Morris , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Gurley Creek
Ketona Lakes, Jefferson , 13 miles away
Highland Lake, Blount , 17 miles away
Donald Smith Lake, Blount , 19 miles away

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