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Alabama whitewater, Johnnies Creek

Dekalb county, CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Dekalb County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Summerville, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The campgrounds here at Johnnies Creek are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road section of Johnnies Creek
is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Johnnies Creek wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Desoto State Park.
Looking for a good trip? Little River Canyon National Preserve is quite near Johnnies Creek; during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Collinsville for sure. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Near Johnnies Creek you find Straight Hollow which is a great location to stop at. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Johnnies Creek, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 40's with temperatures at Johnnies Creek dipping down into the 20's all through winter nights. All the water falling down from the sky makes Johnnies Creek a wet spot.

Johnnies Creek, CR 47 to Canyon Rim 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 Johnnies Creek.
 Whitewater Near Johnnies Creek:
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Yellow Creek, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (First Falls to Lake)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Little River, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
 Marinas Near Johnnies Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 8 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 11 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 11 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 12 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Johnnies Creek:
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 6 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Johnnies Creek:
Wills Creek RV Park, Fort Payne, 7 miles away
Little River RV Park and Campground, Fort Payne, 7 miles away
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Johnnies Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 7 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 35 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 12 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 23 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Johnnies Creek:
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff , 7 miles away
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 8 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Johnnies Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 9 miles away
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 19 miles away

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