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Alabama whitewater, Six Mile Bend

Bibb county, State Route 2to Coosa Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     9.8 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Birmingham-Hoover, 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 if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Bibb County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Six Mile Bend will make you feel great. The nearby hotels are
    a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of
the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Six Mile Bend in Alabama is 9.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here at Six Mile Bend,
checking out Bulldog Bend is a must; there are plenty of folks from Brierfield here. Six Mile Bend typically gets a lot of precipitation. March is the wettest month with most rain while October is frequently the driest month. Summertime highs at Six Mile Bend ordinarily tend to be in the 90's; the night is rather chillier of course, frequently in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 50's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Six Mile Bend.

Six Mile Bend, State Route 2to Coosa 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 Six Mile Bend.
 Whitewater Near Six Mile Bend:
Six Mile Bend, Bibb County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.8 miles long (State Route 2to Coosa Road)
 Hotels Near Six Mile Bend:
Windwood Inn Brent-Centreville, Brent , 10 miles away
Havenridge Bed And Breakfast, Vance , 17 miles away
Greystone Inn And Suites, Vance , 18 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Birmingham B, Bessemer , 19 miles away
Sleep Inn Bessemer, Bessemer , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Six Mile Bend:
Brierfield Ironworks Historical Park, Brierfield, 6 miles away
Road 412, Centreville, 8 miles away
Tannehill Historical State Park, Mc Calla, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Six Mile Bend:
Paul M.Grist State Park, Alabama , 25 miles away
Talladega National Forest, Alabama , 27 miles away
Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Six Mile Bend:
Cahaba Falls Golf Course, Centreville , 8 miles away
Montevallo Golf Club, Montevallo , 12 miles away
Tannehill National Golf Course, Mc Calla , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Six Mile Bend
Bibb County Lake, Bibb , 9 miles away
Gallant Lake, Tuscaloosa , 16 miles away

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