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Alabama whitewater, Little River - East Fork

Dekalb Cherokee county, Lahusage to Route 35 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     13 miles
The run from Lahusage Dam to G.E.Hill bridge on hy. 35 takes about 8 hours. The best time to run is in late April early May when the flowers are in full bloom. Six inches of water must be flowing over the dam to make a good run. Says Robert Maples

The starting location is a reasonable drive from Summerville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of Dekalb/ Cherokee County
    and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Little River - East Fork in Alabama is 13 miles long and it is classified as a class II(III) section by
American Whitewater. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Alabama you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle  
for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Little River - East Fork is near Desoto State Park which is a striking site, and you might also want to pay a visit to Batten Hollow since you're here at Little River - East Fork. People from Mentone love to come to Little River - East Fork, and if you have time, Little River Canyon National Preserve is a national park worth going to.

Little River - East Fork, Lahusage to Route 35 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 Little River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little River - East Fork:
Little River - East Fork, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 13 miles long (Lahusage to Route 35)
Little River - West Fork, Dekalb County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 9 miles long (Lake Howard to East Fork Little)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
Little River, Dekalb County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
South Sauty Creek, Dekalb/Jackson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.15 miles long (Intersection of County Roads 41 and 56 to Bucks Pocket)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Upper Upper - CR 43 to CR 47)
Bear Creek, Dekalb County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.86 miles long (CR 78 to Canyon Rim Road)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
 Marinas Near Little River - East Fork:
Lad Marina and Campground, Cedar Bluff , 15 miles away
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 16 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 16 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Little River - East Fork:
Quality Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 10 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River - East Fork:
Adams Outdoors, Fort Payne, 4 miles away
Camp Laney, Mentone, 4 miles away
De Soto State Park, Fort Payne, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River - East Fork:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 11 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 28 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 4 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River - East Fork:
Saddle Rock Golf Course, Mentone , 4 miles away
Lil' Mole Run Golf Course, Mentone , 6 miles away
Terrapin Hills Country Club, Fort Payne , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River - East Fork
Glovers Lake, Floyd , 20 miles away

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