Alabama Bureau Of Tourism

The Alabama Scenic River Trail is the only blueway that has it all—from mountain streams to river delta to the salty waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Paddling and powerboat experiences and exploration abound along nearly 5000 miles of accessible waterways on over 43 waterways with over 40 outfitters and adventure services to serve and assist you. We have amenities and campsites to support everything from long-distance touring to organized paddles to races, overnight trips or any kind of day trip you might imagine. It’s all waiting for the whitewater enthusiast, the naturalist and the family who just wants to play.

The Alabama River, Coosa River, Tensaw River, Tennessee River, Cahaba River, and other Alabama rivers, the Mobile-Tensaw delta; and Terrapin and Hatchett and Weogufka Creeks comprise the main waterways of the trail. They offer access to big cities and small towns and a way of life that hasn’t existed for many years. Paddle Alabama on your next vacation! Explore Alabama lakes and the Alabama delta! Get your canoe, kayak or powerboat out on Alabama’s rivers and return to nature like you’ve never seen it. 

Additionally, feel free to check our Alabama outfitters to find out more about what you may need to canoe Alabama or rent a boat for a boat vacation in Alabama!

We are also available for you while you're on your journey! We provide Alabama River help -- if you're traveling and need a boat or gear, if you want to try a different boat or gear, or you need a guide or transportation, visit any of the helpful outfitters and Trail Angels along the way.
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Upcoming Events
The 4th Hatchet Creek Festival is June 4 - 5!
Jun 04-05

It’s Back! - The 4th Hatchet Creek Festival is June 4 - 5!


We are now accepting registration applications for the Fourth Annual Hatchet Creek Festival on June 4-5. The nominal $50 registration fee for this 2-day float event on beautiful Hatchet Creek in Coosa County AL covers the following:

  • Hatchet Creek Festival t-shirt
  • Shuttle service for camping gear, as well as for vehicle drivers from take-out site back to launch site
  • Overnight camp grounds with portable potties and hand washing stations
  • Covered areas for dining and socializing
  • Snacks, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast
  • Music entertainment by Fred Brooks Smooth Sounds and Robert Thornhill
  • Optional games, such as horse shoes, bean bag toss, card games
  • Access to private pond for fishing (bring your own fishing gear)
  • Unstructured agenda with plenty of time for fellowship
  • 2 walking tours (optional) for bird and wildflower enthusiasts
  • Central campfire for roasting marshmallows


How to Register

The number of participants will be limited so send in your registration forms now. The registration deadline is April 30. Here is how to register:

  1. Complete the attached registration and liability forms (one for each participant)
  2. Print out the forms and sign where indicated on the registration form and the liability release form
  3. Write a check for $50 (for each participant) to the Hatchet Creek Festival / ASRT
  4. Mail the check and completed signed forms to Beverly Bass, PO Box 1346, Sylacauga AL 35150


Many thanks to our sponsoring organization Alabama Scenic River Trail, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative for their financial support, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, Fred Brooks & Smooth Sounds, Thrash’s Floors & Moore, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and landowners Tommy & Beverly Bass (campsite) and Sally Holland (take out site).


Have Questions?

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Beverly Bass, Hatchet Creek Festival Committee Treasurer


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