The support of Alabama Power Company, which operates the six Coosa River dams and lakes above Montgomery; and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the three river lakes and dams south of Montgomery; has made the realization of the Alabama River Trail possible. We would like to thank both entities for all they have done and continue to do, and it is imperative that all travelers on the Trail read and abide by the regulations of both of these generous organizations.
Regulations of the Alabama Power Company: Applies to Coosa River segments
Trail users must assist the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT) and the Alabama Power Company (APCO) while they are on APCO property. Trail users must strictly comply with the following requirements while on APCO property. NOTE: All portages on the Coosa River are on APCO Property.
Each Trail user must:
Regulations of the US Army Corps of Engineers: Applies to Alabama River and Delta segments
Visitors to the Alabama Scenic River Trail while on the three Alabama River Lakes formed by Robert F. Henry Lock & Dam, Millers Ferry Lock & Dam, and Claiborne Lock & Dam are within the jurisdiction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and are expected to abide by Federal regulations regarding the recreational use of public lands and waters. Prospective travelers should download this document and be familiar with these regulations before
departing on any part of the Alabama Scenic River Trail.
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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 email@example.com.
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