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Alabama whitewater, Salt Creek

Talladega county, Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     3 miles
Paddling Salt Creek crosses private land and in Alabama if you can't navigate it in a craft of somekind you are tresspassing as soon as you step out of the craft. The last 2 miles before Henderson Lake road is all private land. It is so low and narrow with dead falls everywhere there is no way to navigate it in any kind of craft. Says John Ponder

The Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake Road section of Salt Creek in Talladega County
    is 3 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Anniston-Oxford it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map
further down. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The scenic beauty of Talladega County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake Road stretch is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The average Alabama  
whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Salt Creek you can take a hike along the Odum Trail, and a perfect spot like Cheaha State Park is too good to leave out. While you're here at Salt Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Munford, and Salt Creek Falls is a nice local attraction.

Salt Creek, Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake 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 Salt Creek.
 Whitewater Near Salt Creek:
Salt Creek, Talladega County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Salt Creek Road to Henderson Lake Road)
Cheaha Creek, Talladega County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV+ - 2 miles long (Cheaha Falls to Devils Den)
Talladega Creek, Talladega County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 7.25 miles long (Skyway Mtwy to Waldo Bridge State Route 77)
Choccolocco Creek, Talladega County, 13 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2.5 miles long (Jackson Trace to Highway 77)
 Marinas Near Salt Creek:
Poor House Branch Marina, Talladega , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Salt Creek:
Econo Lodge Oxford, Oxford , 7 miles away
Super 8 Oxford, Oxford , 7 miles away
Liberty Inn Oxford, Oxford , 8 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Oxford, Oxford , 8 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Oxford, Oxford , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salt Creek:
Lake Chinnabee, Munford, 4 miles away
Turnip Seed Hunt Camp, Oxford, 7 miles away
Cheaha State Park - Cheaha Lake, Oxford, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Salt Creek:
Odum Trail, Clay , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salt Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 56 miles away
Cheaha State Park, Alabama , 7 miles away
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salt Creek:
Cider Ridge Golf Club, Oxford , 7 miles away
Pine Hill Country Club, Anniston , 9 miles away
Anniston Country Club, Anniston , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Salt Creek
Lake Chinnabee, Clay , 4 miles away
H Neely Henry Lake, St. Clair , 18 miles away
Crystal Springs Lake, Calhoun , 20 miles away

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