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Alabama whitewater, Whippoorwill Creek

Marshall county, CR 532 to Double Bridges section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     0.43 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Albertville, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Alabama and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. This section of Whippoorwill Creek in Alabama is 0.43 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are
    many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alabama are often more challenging than in other states,
so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. There's camping available near Whippoorwill Creek. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

about the general area:
A trip to Buck's Pocket State Park revitalizes the soul, and you'll meet a lot of people from Albertville here. Lake Guntersville State Park is a good site to visit. Whippoorwill Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Whippoorwill Creek ordinarily tend to be in the 90's, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 50's, and throughout the dark hours in the winter at Whippoorwill Creek temperatures fall to the 30's.

Whippoorwill Creek, CR 532 to Double Bridges 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 Whippoorwill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Whippoorwill Creek, Marshall County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 0.43 miles long (CR 532 to Double Bridges)
Scarham Creek, De Kalb County, 0 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 2.1 miles long (Double Bridges to Short Creek)
Short Creek, De Kalb County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.4 miles long (Route 75 to Hustleville Road)
Shoal Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2.9 miles long (1st bridge to Double Bridges)
Dry Creek, Marshall County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (CR 44 to Lake Guntersville)
Short Creek, Marshall County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.4 miles long (Highway 68 to Guntersville Lake)
Drum Creek, Marshall County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 0.85 miles long (Rice Mill Road to Short Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.8 miles long (High Falls to Lake Guntersville)
Blackoak Creek, DeKalb County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt. 227 to Town Creek)
Town Creek, Dekalb County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3.9 miles long (State Route 227 to High Falls)
 Marinas Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Little Mountain Marina, Langston , 8 miles away
Signal Point Marina, Guntersville , 8 miles away
River Bend Marina, Guntersville , 9 miles away
Alred Marina, Guntersville , 10 miles away
Clay Marina, Scottsboro , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Albertville, Albertville , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Albertville, Albertville , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge Boaz, Boaz , 7 miles away
Super 8 Guntersville, Guntersville , 11 miles away
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Guntersville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Lake Guntersville State Park - Town Creek, Langston, 5 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, 6 miles away
Barclay RV Parking, Boaz, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 32 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 46 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama , 6 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 11 miles away
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Whippoorwill Creek:
Albertville Golf & Country Club, Albertville , 3 miles away
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville , 5 miles away
Willowbrook Golf, Albertville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Whippoorwill Creek
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 18 miles away

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