Alabama Whitewater

Locust Fork of the Warrior River Upper

  • Run
    Locust Fork of the Warrior River
  • Class
    II
  • Put In
    CR1 (Five Pts Rd)
  • Take Out
    231/79 bridge
  • Length
    10
  • Gradient
    9'/mile
  • Watershed
    276 square miles
  • Primary Gage
  • Indicator Gage
    • none

Description

Not run too often. Lots of flatwater, but has a neat, short gorge section. Put in around Cold Branch Hollow, if such a thing exists. The gorge has a 5' slide drop followed by a few smaller drops. In the last 2 miles or so, you encounter junkyard rapid, where you will find a glassy front surfing wave which only gets better as the water rises. Towards the end, you pass through the Kings Bend racecourse. Take-out at the normal put-in at 79/231 bridge (gage station on map). Put-in where the road comes close to the river about 10 miles upstream of the take-out. Requires a bit more water to be fun than the lower sections. A really fun introductory tandem section.

The put-in above involves lots of flatwater, and is on the south/river left side. Alternate access may exist on the north/river right side. Consult thy map and good luck.

Details

  • Class
    II
  • Gradient
    9'/mile
  • Length
    10
  • Watershed Size
    276 square miles
  • Put In
    CR1 (Five Pts Rd)
  • Take Out
    231/79 bridge
  • Shuttle
    CR1/Blackwoods Bend/US231

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