Alabama Scenic River Trail
Jim Felder, Executive Director, 256-426-0558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grey Brennan, Alabama Tourism and Travel Bureau, Advisor
Alabama Bureau of Travel and Tourism information toll free 800-252-2262
Officers and Directors
Fred Couch 256-591-0437 email@example.com
President and Founder
Robert O. Jackson
Executive at Large
Portage Trail Director
Appalachian District Director
Delta District Director
Tennessee District Director
West Alabama District Director
Wiregrass District Director
Talladega County Director
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.
Andrew J. Baril, RF, CF
Regional Extension Agent—Forestry, Wildlife & NR
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Walker County Extension Office
1501 Airport Road
Jasper, AL 35504
205 221 3392 office; 205 388 6893 cell
(see Andy's excellent notes on the Mitchell Portage)
Mid-state - Philip Hamrick, Coosa River firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell phone 205-540-0992.
Logan Martin Lake - Stephen Valdes 205-753-0285 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weiss Lake (Coosa River) and Terrapin Creek—Don Coley - 256-438-3084
Autauga Creek (Prattville)
Jamey David was instrumental in clearing the logs which once blocked Autauga Creek Canoe Trail. He works at the local outfitter, and is 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.
Coosa River near 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.
Above Montgomery: David Musgrove
Phone 334-312-0151, email DavidMsgrv@aol.com.. 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.
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
Bobby Wright, resident at milemarker 166 on the Alabama River at White Oak Creek. 334 872 8575. This gentleman and volunteer has offered to help paddlers in any way he can.
Ben Sherrod III
1266 Gandy Ferry Rd.
Demopolis, AL. 36732
334-289-0089 - Home
334-534-1771 - Cell
Mt Vernon (Tombigbee River below Jackson):
Brent Taylor (pictured below with his fellow river travelers):
1200 Loxley St.
Mount Vernon, AL 36560
Trail 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. email@example.com
Alabama Scenic River Trail Guidebooks can now be purchased online by clicking here
Subscribe to our free enewsletter to receive news and updates about the Alabama Scenic River Trail.Kayak trips return to Little River Canyon in March
Mar 22, 24-26
FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The Little River Canyon National Preserve has released dates for upcoming paddle trips to take place in the backcountry portion of the preserve. This section of Little River has easy paddling with level one and two rapids.Read More
The popular paddle trips will be led by National Park Ranger Larry Beane.
The first scheduled trip will be Saturday, March 4. Other dates for the paddle trips are tentatively scheduled for March 6, 8, 9, 14, 22, 24-26, weather permitting.
The park is planning to provide free shuttle service for these events. Paddlers will need to bring their own kayak/canoe, paddle, life preservers, food, water, hat and sunscreen. For those without equipment, the park has six kayaks, paddles and lifejackets available for public use. To reserve these kayaks, get your reservations in early.
A dry suit, wetsuit, splash jacket, and warm change of clothes may be needed, depending on weather, especially on the early trips. Weather and water levels may require rescheduling of trips.
Space is limited to 20 paddlers/boats for each trip, so please call the National Park Service office at (256) 845-9605 or email Ranger Beane to RSVP. Although the program is free, RSVP is required. Time and meeting place will be given upon registration.
Park Superintendent Steve Black invites you to come enjoy this free program. For more information, call (256)845-9605.
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1PM.Read More
Join us on our fun FREE annual float down Dog River on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1PM. This year’s event will begin and end at the Perch Creek launch sites. Come to the River Shack Restaurant and Grill for a post Drift party. The Great Drift helps to promote the Dog River Scenic Blueway; a string of sites along Dog River that provide public access to the River and all its natural beauty. Questions or want to help with this year’s event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's event is designed to be more family- and beginner-friendly, taking place in the protected waters of Perch Creek, a Dog River tributary. Safety boats will accompany the paddlers.
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May 1 2017 the Alabama Scenic River Trail will be holding our Second Quarter meeting at Mellow Mushroom 810 Inverness Cors, Birmingham, AL 35242. The...Read More