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Alabama whitewater, Johnnies Creek

Dekalb county, Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The put-in location is a short drive from Summerville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47 section of Johnnies Creek in Dekalb County is -blank- miles long and is according
    to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either
way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The beautiful scenery of Dekalb County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.  
And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Fort Payne love to come to Johnnies Creek, and a delightful site to take a look at is Fort Payne Gap. It's always tremendous to go to Manitou Spring, and Desoto State Park is worth going to. This is a really good river. Visiting Little River Canyon National Preserve is just something you need to do if you haven't yet. For the period of the long summer days at Johnnies Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's, and the overnight is quite chillier of course, typically in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Johnnies Creek.

Johnnies Creek, Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47 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 Johnnies Creek.
 Whitewater Near Johnnies Creek:
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Little River, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Little River - West Fork, Dekalb County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
 Marinas Near Johnnies Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 13 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 15 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 17 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 18 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Johnnies Creek:
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Johnnies Creek:
Wills Creek RV Park, Fort Payne, 2 miles away
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
Knotty Pine Resort, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Johnnies Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 0 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 28 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 7 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 23 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Johnnies Creek:
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 2 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 4 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Johnnies Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 16 miles away

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