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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Posted: ASRT First Quarter 2015 Meeting Minutes
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Second Quarter ASRT Meeting Minutes
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Upcoming Events
ASRT 2015 2nd Quarter Meeting
May 04
Please plan to meet us in Jasper for our Second Quarterly Meeting 2015.  We're going to drive-explore (as opposed to paddle-explore) Blackwater Creek...
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Big Wills Creek near Atalla
May 30
5/30 Sat. Big Wills Creek near Attalla   Dan Fredericks 205/631-4680 to talk further about Southeastern Outings. Visit the SEO website for much more...
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SOLD OUT 4/05/2015 The Hatchet Creek Festival is back!
May 30-31

SOLD OUT

The Hatchet Creek Festival is back!

This popular northeast Alabama float was the brainchild of Extension Agent Roger Vines who did so much to popularize paddling in Coosa County before his retirement a few months ago. The momentum behind his efforts still rolls on like the Hatchet, though, and an organization has sprung up to carry the good times forward. Help them with the participation they deserve for a great time on this fine piece of water.

The Hatchet Creek Festival is an organized 2-day float open to the public on a limited basis on Coosa County’s Hatchet Creek in partnership with the Alabama Scenic River Trail. The float begins at US-280 Hwy Hatchet Creek Bridge and ends at a take-out point approximately ¼ mile west of US-231 Hwy Bridge with camping at the Half-way Campsite. 

Participants provide their own canoes/kayaks, camping gear/tents, and personal flotation equipment (required on the water). The Festival provides transportation from the take-out point to the start point, transport of the camping equipment to and from the camp site, safety paddlers, meals Saturday evening and Sunday breakfast, music entertainment on Saturday night, a Festival T-shirt for each participant and other amenities such as porta-potties, hand-washing stations, games, fishing etc. 

The festival is a family oriented event – no alcohol or pets permitted. In the past two years the Festival has drawn 80+ participants with 60+ canoes/kayaks each year. The Festival is scheduled for May 30-31 and will hopefully allow a view of the blooming of the Cahaba Lilies that abound on the creek. 

The event is partially sponsored by a grant from Central Alabama Electric Cooperative. There is a registration fee of $40 per person and is limited to the first 100 paddlers. 

To register, please email hatchet.creek.festival@gmail.com to request a registration form.

 

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