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Alabama whitewater, Shoal Creek

Marshall county, CR 240 to Wheeler Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     4 miles
  This section of Shoal Creek is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Alabama and the water flowing gracefully down Shoal Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alabama is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. 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. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.
This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Shoal Creek are pretty good. The put-in is not too far from Albertville, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Shoal Creek why not go to Long Hollow,
and Blowing Cave Spring is a beautiful site to check out while you're at Shoal Creek. What would a place like Shoal Creek be without out of the ordinary close by highlights like Blue Rock Bluff. You'll meet a lot of people from Union Grove here; Cathedral Caverns State Park is both wonderful and beautiful. The high level of rain makes Shoal Creek a reasonably wet place. For the duration of March this area sees the most rain, and October is when it's the driest. Through the warm months here at Shoal Creek, high temperatures usually get into the 80's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's.

Shoal Creek, CR 240 to Wheeler Lake 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 Shoal Creek.
 Whitewater Near Shoal Creek:
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (CR 240 to Wheeler Lake)
Cotaco Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.8 miles long (Matt Morrow Road to Ruth Road)
Hog Creek, Marshall County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.3 miles long (Fairview Road to Spring Creek)
Honeycomb Creek, Marshall County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.8 miles long (CR 593 to CR 5)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 19 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
 Marinas Near Shoal Creek:
Browns Creek Sailing Marina, Guntersville , 6 miles away
Spring Creek Marina & Rental, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Covenant Cove Marina, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 10 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Shoal Creek:
Quality Inn Arab, Arab , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Guntersville, Guntersville , 8 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 8 miles away
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Huntsville Hampton Cove, Huntsville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shoal Creek:
Riverview Campground, Guntersville, 5 miles away
Sunset Park, Guntersville, 5 miles away
Honeycomb, Grant, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shoal Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 49 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 57 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 15 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 16 miles away
Monte Sano State Park, Alabama , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shoal Creek:
Stoney Mountain Golf Club, Guntersville , 3 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Club, Arab , 6 miles away
Brookside Golf Course, Arab , 8 miles away

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