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Alabama whitewater, Turkey Creek

Jackson county, Walls of Jericho Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     2 miles
  The Walls of Jericho Gorge stretch of Turkey Creek in Jackson County is 2 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Jackson County and the water flowing gracefully down Turkey Creek attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Walls of Jericho Gorge section is one of them. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. The put-in is not too far from Scottsboro, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect location to stop at in the neighborhood of Turkey Creek is Poplar Hollow, and a short visit to Polly Anne Spring is always worthwhile. If you want to explore some out of the ordinary stuff, explore Walls Jericho, and you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Scottsboro here. This river is a great place to visit. You need to pop by Walls of Jericho since you're here at Turkey Creek. Turkey Creek is a relatively wet place mostly with a large amount of rain. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain, and August on the other hand is the driest.

Turkey Creek, Walls of Jericho Gorge 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 Turkey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Turkey Creek:
Turkey Creek, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Walls of Jericho Gorge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tubing The Elk, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Fiery Gizzard Creek, Grundy/ Marion County, 27 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Tracy City section)
Jones Creek, Jackson County, 27 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.29 miles long (Highway 71 to BSA camp)
Little Fiery Gizzard Creek, Grundy County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.85 miles long (Into Big Fiery Gizzard Creek)
Kirby Creek, Jackson County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (Rock City to South Sauty Creek)
Stringer Creek, Jackson County, 29 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1 miles long (CR 38 to South Sauty Creek)
 Marinas Near Turkey Creek:
Lakeview Restaurant Marina, Winchester , 15 miles away
Tims Ford Marina & Resort, Winchester , 15 miles away
Holiday Landing, Tullahoma , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Turkey Creek:
Best Western Inn, Winchester , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Decherd, Decherd , 11 miles away
Sewanee Inn, Sewanee , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Scottsboro, Scottsboro , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Turkey Creek:
Fairview/Devils Step Campground, Franklin County, 11 miles away
Tims Ford State Park - Fairview, Winchester, 11 miles away
Tims Ford State Park - Fairview Devils Step, Winchester, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Turkey Creek:
Winding Stairs, Franklin , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Turkey Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 27 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 42 miles away
Tims Ford State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Old Stone Fort State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Turkey Creek:
Goose Pond Colony Golf Course, Scottsboro , 6 miles away
Franklin County Country Club, Winchester , 9 miles away
Sewanee Golf & Tennis Club, Sewanee , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Turkey Creek
Woods Reservoir, Franklin , 16 miles away
Tims Ford Lake, Franklin , 16 miles away

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