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Alabama whitewater, Jones Creek

Jackson county, Highway 71 to BSA camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     7.29 miles
  The wonderful Alabama scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a short drive from Scottsboro, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near
    Jones Creek. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section of Jones Creek in Jackson County is 7.29 miles long and has been
determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general
Kuykendall Point is near Jones Creek and is a good place to take a look at, and Jones Creek is close to The Gorge which is beyond doubt worth a visit. This is a popular place for people from Dutton. Jones Creek is a wet place that gets a lot of rainfall. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and October is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the summer months highs here at Jones Creek reach the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's. For the period of the wintertime highs are commonly in the 40's, and nighttime lows all through the winter for Jones Creek tend to be in the 20's.

Jones Creek, Highway 71 to BSA camp 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 Jones Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jones Creek:
Jones Creek, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.29 miles long (Highway 71 to BSA camp)
Kirby Creek, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Rock City to South Sauty Creek)
Stringer Creek, Jackson County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1 miles long (CR 38 to South Sauty Creek)
Coon Creek, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Flat Rock / Coon Creek, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
South Sauty Creek, Jackson/DeKalb County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
 Marinas Near Jones Creek:
Mud Creek Marina, Hollywood , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Jones Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jones Creek:
Dekalb County Public Lake, Sylvania, 6 miles away
Sylvania Lake, Sylvania, 7 miles away
Green Acres RVs Park, Hollywood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Jones Creek:
River Mont Cave Historical Trail, Jackson , 19 miles away
Winding Stairs, Franklin , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jones Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 16 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 20 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 16 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 21 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jones Creek:
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 11 miles away
Broken Arrow, Scottsboro , 14 miles away
Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro , 14 miles away

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