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Alabama whitewater, Yellow Creek

First Falls to Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     1 miles
  The First Falls to Lake stretch of Yellow Creek in -blank- County is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of
    exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in
advance you're all set. If you're coming from Gadsden it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The scenic beauty of -blank- County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Cove is close at hand and always perfect to go to. Little River Canyon National Preserve is a very good place to check out near Yellow Creek; you'll most likely meet some people from Leesburg here. Coming to this river is always a good idea. At Yellow Creek during the long summer days highs are in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 60's. Highs during the wintertime are commonly in the 40's; overnight lows in the 20's for Yellow Creek. Yellow Creek gets a large amount of water. Through March this area sees the most rain, and October meanwhile is the driest month.

Yellow Creek, First Falls to Lake 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 Yellow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yellow Creek:
Yellow Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (First Falls to Lake)
Wolf Creek, Cherokee County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (CR49 to CR47)
Johnnies Creek, Dekalb County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (CR 47 to Canyon Rim Road)
Chinquapin Creek, Crenshaw County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (Lower Canyon Rim Road to Little River Canyon)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Eberharts Point to Canyon Mouth Campground)
Hicks Creek, Dekalb County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.2 miles long (CR 127 to State Route 176)
Wolf Creek, DeKalb County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Rt. 176 to Little River)
Little River, Dekalb County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.54 miles long (Upper Two to Eberhart Point)
South Sauty Creek, Dekalb/Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.15 miles long (Intersection of County Roads 41 and 56 to Bucks Pocket)
Little River, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.08 miles long (Highway 35 to Upper Two)
 Marinas Near Yellow Creek:
J R'S Marina & Motel, Cedar Bluff , 6 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg , 6 miles away
Cowan Creek Grocery and Marina, Centre , 7 miles away
Weiss Mart Marina, Cedar Bluff , 9 miles away
Rooster's Marina, Centre , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellow Creek:
Days Inn Of Centre, Centre , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 12 miles away
Days Inn Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Fort Payne, Fort Payne , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FORT PAYNE, Fort Payne , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow Creek:
Bay Springs Campground, Centre, 3 miles away
Bay Springs Motel & Campground, Centre, 3 miles away
Pine Cone Marina, Leesburg, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow Creek:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 13 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 41 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 16 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 26 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow Creek:
Driftwood Family Campground, Cedar Bluff , 3 miles away
De Soto Golf Course, Fort Payne , 14 miles away
Rainsville Country Club, Rainsville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellow Creek
Weiss Lake, Cherokee , 3 miles away
Camp Sequoyah Lake, Etowah , 16 miles away

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