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Hatchet Creek Whitewater Fun

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Hatchet Creek Whitewater Fun


Bodies of Water to Explore

Hatchet Creek

Best Season

Spring, Summer

Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know whats up


9.23 miles

Trip Duration

1 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out

Put-In: just above Kings Bridge, Coosa County Road #18, 32.9200, -86.2714
Take Out: Double Bridges, Coosa County Road #29, ramp on right beyond bridge, 32.862102, 86.339691

Outfitters Nearby

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Trip Summary

Fun whitewater trip, pool and drop scenario, one Class 2.5 is a sharp-edged ledge. Approximately one mile upstream of the take-out dirt ramp, the last shoal meets Jordan Lake. In mid-May each year you will enjoy seeing Cahaba Lilies bloom here in profusion. It’s said a human or bird brought them here. After a wet and active day enjoy dinner at Triple R Café in Rockford.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

  • Stop 1: 5.74 miles to an access, ask owner permission, 32.88507, -86.31835
  • Stop 2: 2.99 miles to Shady Retreat primitive campsite, with large sandy beach, 32.86418, –
  • Stop 3: 0.5 mile to take-out which has a dirt ramp and primitive camping

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

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Bonus Sightings

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Non-Paddler Recommendations

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