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Man paddling and floating creek

Paddle your way to outdoor fun and adventure on the Hatchet and Weogufka creeks in beautiful Coosa County, Alabama. Explore the natural beauty and historical sites along the free-flowing streams that invite adventure.

Scenic float trips

Canoe float trip on creek

  • Miles of pristine beauty
  • Whitewater fun
  • Campin
  • Picnicking
  • Historic mill sites
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Outdoor adventures

The best time to view the Cahaba lilies is around Memorial Day.

  • Free public camping is available at designated sites.
  • Most float sections can be completed in one day (5-6 hours).
  • Both creeks are designated as spurs of the Alabama Scenic River Trail.
  • Most photos include GPS coordinates and are referenced in Google Earth.
  • Maps are available for free at the Coosa County Extension Office or by mail (small charge for postage and handling).
  • March through May is the best time to float because low water levels may become an issue from midsummer to fall.

Distances to Coosa County from around the Southeast:

  • Birmingham 66 miles
  • Montgomery 42 miles
  • Huntsville 167 miles
  • Mobile 212 miles
  • Atlanta 146 miles
  • Chattanooga 175 miles

Important Contact Numbers

  • Coosa County Extension Office (256) 377-4713
  • Coosa County Sheriff’s Office (256) 377-2211
  • Coosa Valley Medical Center (256) 401-4000
  • Alexander City Rescue Squad (256) 825-4264
  • Alabama Forestry Commission (800) 492-3711
    (To Report Wildfires)
  • Geological Survey of Alabama (205) 247-3636
    (Topo Maps)

Download a PDF of Some Things Are Best Seen from a Canoe Card, ANR-1426.

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