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Alabama whitewater, Hatchet Creek

Coosa county, Highway 280 to Highway 231 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     13 miles
A better Day run is from county road 18 from Rockford, put in at Kings Bridge and take out on county road 29 at ''Double Bidge'' A new bridge is built now. This is about 8.5 miles and has a few liveley shoals and one possibly classII rapid. Scenery is Great. Says Lee Wilder

The Highway 280 to Highway 231 stretch of Hatchet Creek is 13 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I(II) section. If you've been out of state
    whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. If you're coming from Talladega-Sylacauga it's not a long drive at all to
the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 280 to Highway 231 stretch  
is one of them. The beautiful scenery of Alabama and the cool fresh water beats anything. 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. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Hatchet Creek there are plenty of people from Hollins. All the water falling down from the sky makes Hatchet Creek a wet site. Through the month of March you get the most rain around here while October is commonly the driest month.

Hatchet Creek, Highway 280 to Highway 231 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 Hatchet Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hatchet Creek:
Hatchet Creek, Coosa County, 4 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 280 to Highway 231)
Weogufka Creek, Coosa County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.6 miles long (Low Water Bridge to Ford)
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
Coosa River, Elmore County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
Talladega Creek, Talladega County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 7.25 miles long (Skyway Mtwy to Waldo Bridge State Route 77)
Walnut Creek, Chilton County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.1 miles long (County Road 32 to Lake Mitchell)
 Marinas Near Hatchet Creek:
Ridge Marina, Alexander City , 15 miles away
Parker Creek Marina, Equality , 16 miles away
Kowaliga Marina, Alexander City , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Hatchet Creek:
Red Roof Inn Sylacauga, Sylacauga , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 13 miles away
Days Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Sylacauga, Sylacauga , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Alexander City, Alexander City , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hatchet Creek:
Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, 16 miles away
Horse Stomp Campground, Coosa County, 18 miles away
Cedar Creek Campground, Talladega County, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hatchet Creek:
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 17 miles away
Cheaha State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hatchet Creek:
Hatchett Creek Golf Course and Driving Range, Goodwater , 9 miles away
Sylacauga Country Club, Sylacauga , 14 miles away
Willow Point Country Club, Alexander City , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Hatchet Creek
Jordan Lake, Coosa , 9 miles away

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