Alabama Scenic River Trail

Payments, Invoices - send to Alabama Scenic River Trail, P.O. Box 365, Anniston AL 36202


Jay Grantland Executive Director 


Linda Vice President 334-357-2822

Stephen Valdes Vice President 205-753- 0285

Linda Gunnoe Secretary, Membership Director 256-820- 0107

Steve Ostaseski Treasurer 205-937-0146
Patricia Montgomery Sergeant at Arms 256-277-0045
Laura Johnson Gaddy Media Manager  205-240-4551
Cindy James Accounting Manager
Fred Couch Founder, Operations Manager 256-591-0437
Jim Felder Managing Consultant 256-426-0558
Ken Brewer Portage Trail Director


Dean Hubbard Northwest District Director 1 256-810-1263

Don Bowling North Central District Director 2 
256-431- 8988


Thereasa Hulgan Northeast District Director 3 
256-523- 8766


Thomas McLeod West Central District Director 4

tmcleodlaw@gmail.com205-826- 3216 

Elyse Peters Central District Director 5 713-628- 3973 

Joann Ninesling East Central District Director 6 256-786- 0541 

Sherry Johnston South Central District Director 8 251-578- 2316 

Mike Mullen Southeast District Director 9 334-807- 1365 

Anna Bryant Gulf/Delta District Director 10 
251-424- 8081 



Trail Angels

These are volunteers who can help arrange your trip, locate outfitters and gear, provide fact-finding and directions, haul your boat and gear, help you over portages and innumerable other services, and save you from miserable experiences. Depending on the situation, they may ask to be reimbursed for costs such as gas and other expenses incurred helping you. They are not on call, but are arranged by prior agreement as volunteer service providers for the Alabama Scenic River Trail. The districts they are listed under can be identified on the ASRT District Map, above. They have provided great assistance to paddlers and pwerboaters alike.


District 1—Northwest—Tennessee River, Bear Creek, Butthatchee River.


Vacant. Contact District 1 Director Dean Hubbard. 256-810-1263


District 2—North Central—Tennessee River, Elk River, Flint River.


Vacant. Contact District 2 Director Don Bowling for information. 256-431- 8988


District 3—Northeast—Tennessee River, Upper Coosa River, Little River, Terrapin Creek.


Gadsden area—Neely Henry Lake. Nickie Godfrey, (Nicky is a private property owner who also has kindly offered a very nice campsite, free of charge, for use by ASRT travelers). Text or call (text is better) 256-543-8255 or



District 4—West Central—Black Warrior River, Upper Tombigbee River, Sipsey River.


Vacant. Contact District 5 Director Andrew Baril.


District 5—Central—Lower Coosa River, Cahaba River, Sipsey Fork, Mulberry Fork, Locust Fork, Blackwater Creek, Black Warrior River.


Andrew J. Baril, RF, CF

Regional Extension Agent—Forestry, Wildlife & NR

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

205 221 3392 office; 205 388 6893 cell

(Although Andrew now lives and works near Jasper, he is also very informed about the Tallapoosa area/Lake Martin/Coosa River area in Districts 5 and 6, and in fact proveded the excellent information ASRT uses for the Mitchell Dam portage).


Philip Hamrick, Coosa River Cell 205-540-0992


Logan Martin Lake - Stephen Valdes 205-753-0285



District 6—East Central—Tallapoosa River, Saugahatchee River, Little Tallapoosa River, Hatchet Creek, Weogufka Creek, Choccolocco Creek.


Oxford/Anniston. Carl Wilson cell 256-453-3775; work 256-831-5300.  Carl is an experienced kayaker. Coverage area - Choccolocco Creek; Terrapin Creek; upper Tallapoosa River.


Chuck Browne, Owner, Off The Beaten Path Alabama Kayak, Canoe and Tube Rentals. 

Serving the Tallapoosa River, Saugahatchee Creek, Hatchet Creek and Lake Martin areas. Guide and shuttle services available for single person or group trips. 334-703-2536. Dadeville.


Choccolocco Creek, Anniston. Mike Willingham 256-452-3302


Saugahatchee, Uchee Creek, Uphapee Creek and Tallapoosa River. West and northwest of Auburn and near Chewacla State Park. Shane Newsome. If no answer leave a message. 334-444-0744 



District 7—Southwest—Lower Tombigbee River, Lower Alabama River.


Ben Sherrod III

1266 Gandy Ferry Rd.

Demopolis, AL. 36732

334-289-0089 - Home

334-534-1771 - Cell

Ben is the US Army Corps of Engineers Tombigbee Basin Recreational Manager and can answer questions about any USACE facility in the Tombigbee basin.


Mt Vernon (Tombigbee River below Jackson)

Brent Taylor

1200 Loxley St.

Mount Vernon, AL 36560

(251) 689-5320



District 8—South Central—Upper Alabama River, Burn Corn Creek, Murder Creek, Sepulga River, Patsilaga River, Conecuh River, Yellow River.


Tallapoosa and Coosa in Wetumpka area and Alabama River near Montgomery. Michael Strickland 334-546-1679.


Autauga Creek (Prattville). Sheila DeRamus Wood. Home phone: 334-285-0555. Cell phone:  334-850-7624. Email: 

Jamey David. Willing to answer questions and help find the camping areas, good food, and creek access points.  Prattville Paddlesports also provides shuttle service for a fee. Tues-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-4 call (334) 361-3968, or text (334) 202-1275.  After hours, call or text (334) 202-1275  


Moccassin Gap, Coosa River below Jordan Dam. Rhett Dennis 334 207 9040

Lonnie & Karen Carden 334 202 3050

It is advisable to call on these busy volunteers in advance of your need for help.


Alabama River above Montgomery. David Musgrove. Phone 334-312-0151, email Musgrove Landing on the Alabama River encompasses 13.57 acres and 310 feet of waterfront with a dock and concrete boat ramp. A sign and Jolly Roger (pirate) flag mark the dock and boat ramp which is on your right hand side if you are headed downstream towards Montgomery. The landing is located 7 miles upstream from Montgomery and 10.5 miles downstream from where the Coosa and Dead River(branch of the Tallapoosa) join, which puts the landing at 17 miles downstream from Ft Toulouse. By road the landing is located at this address; 2378 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054, which is ten minutes from downtown Montgomery, ten minutes from downtown Prattville, five minutes from Millbrook, and 15 minutes from Wetumpka.


Alabama River below Selma. Babs Bender Cell 334-412-2592   Home 334-875-8178. Between Selma and Little Miami Sandbar at mile 367.5 (See complete campsite information under Campsites).


Alabama River below Selma, above Gees Bend. Woody Till Mile 183.5. (Mr. Till is a private property owner who has kindly offered an excellent campsite at no charge for use by ASRT travelers) 334-375-2895, 334-872-9092


Alabama River below Selma. Resident at milemarker 166 on the Alabama River at White Oak Creek. 334 872 8575. This gentleman and volunteer, along with his wife Dot, has helped and support Alabama River Travelers in many ways.



District 9—Southeast—Pea River, Chattahoochee River, Choctawhatchee River, Little Choctawhatchee River.


Vacant. Contact Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper Mike Mullen 334-807- 1365. though not technically a riverkeeper, Mike knows this area well and can provide valuable contacts and assistance.


District 10—Delta/Bay/Gulf—Bartram Canoe Trail, Perdido Canoe Trail, Delta, Gulf of Mexico


DeltaTrail Angel Chris Wiber will try to assist paddlers on any portion of the Delta section during a trip. He can provide guide service and information and maybe even a roof for a night here and there when needed.  251-648-7047. Angel Chris Wiber will try to assist paddlers on any portion of the Delta section during a trip. He can provide guide service and information and maybe even a roof for a night here and there when needed.  251-648-7047.