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Alabama whitewater, Tallapoosa River

Elmore Tallapoosa county, Thurlow Dam to boat ramp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     1.5 miles
  If you're coming from Tuskegee it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Alabama and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Tallapoosa River in Elmore Tallapoosa County is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. You might be into
    whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. The average Alabama whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other
states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people  
there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Thurlow Dam to boat ramp section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Tallapoosa Falls is always fun to check out, and this is a popular site for people from Tallassee. Through the long summer days at Tallapoosa River highs are regularly in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 50's, and night lows at Tallapoosa River all through the winter frequently drop into the 30's. Tallapoosa River usually gets a great deal of rainfall.

Tallapoosa River, Thurlow Dam to boat ramp 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 Tallapoosa River.
 Whitewater Near Tallapoosa River:
Tallapoosa River, Elmore Tallapoosa County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Thurlow Dam to boat ramp)
Stone Creek, Tallapoosa County, 1 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1.5 miles long (Oak Heights Road to Tallapoosa river)
Sougahatchee Creek, Lee County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 3 miles long (Co Road 188 to Steel Bridge)
Elkahatchee Creek, Tallapoosa County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.2 miles long (Elkahatchee Road to SR 63)
Coosa River, Elmore County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (CR 213 or dam to River Road)
 Marinas Near Tallapoosa River:
Anchor Bay Marina, Eclectic , 12 miles away
Chuck's Marina-Texaco, Dadeville , 12 miles away
Kowaliga Marina, Alexander City , 14 miles away
Lake Side Marina, Dadeville , 15 miles away
Blue Creek Marina, Dadeville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Tallapoosa River:
The Oasis Hotel, Shorter , 7 miles away
Days Inn Shorter, Shorter , 8 miles away
Kellogg Hotel And Conference Center, Tuskegee , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Montgomery , 19 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery At Chantilly Parkway, AL, Montgomery , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tallapoosa River:
Whispering Springs Campground, Elmore County, 12 miles away
Lake Martin Recreation Area, Dadeville, 16 miles away
Road 937, Tuskegee Institute, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tallapoosa River:
Tuskegee National Forest, Alabama , 21 miles away
Wind Creek State Park, Alabama , 21 miles away
Chewacla State Park, Alabama , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tallapoosa River:
Stillwaters Golf Course, Dadeville , 14 miles away
Lakewinds Golf Course, Dadeville , 15 miles away
Emerald Mountain Golf Club, Wetumpka , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Tallapoosa River
Thurlow Reservoir, Tallapoosa , 1 miles away
Martin Lake, Elmore , 9 miles away
Weiss Lake, Macon , 10 miles away

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