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Alabama whitewater, Town Creek

Dekalb county, High Falls to Lake Guntersville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(V)     5.8 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alabama tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albertville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The High Falls to Lake Guntersville stretch of Town Creek in Alabama is 5.8 miles long and has been rated as a class
    II-III(V) section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Dekalb County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions
for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds here at Town Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
The friendly folks of Langston
like to hang out close by; Buck's Pocket State Park is a fine location to stretch your legs a bit. Not far from Town Creek you come across Redbud Point, and a good site is Wheeler Hollow. This river is so perfect. Places like Lake Guntersville State Park are perfect to pop by. Town Creek gets a lot of water. Most of the rain falls through March while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Town Creek usually tend to be in the 90's; the night is somewhat cooler of course, typically in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 40's with temperatures at Town Creek dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Town Creek, High Falls to Lake Guntersville 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 Town Creek.
 Whitewater Near Town Creek:
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
South Sauty Creek, Jackson/DeKalb County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.2 miles long (Bucks Pocket to Guntersville Lake)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
 Marinas Near Town Creek:
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 6 miles away
Clay Marina, Scottsboro , 9 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 11 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 13 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Town Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Boaz, Boaz , 13 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Town Creek:
Buck's Pocket State Park, Groveoak, 4 miles away
South Sauty Creek Store, Langston, 5 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Town Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 27 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 39 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 4 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 6 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Town Creek:
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Albertville Golf & Country Club, Albertville , 10 miles away
Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro , 10 miles away

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