Alabama Whitewater

Devils Den Creek

  • Run
    Devils Den Creek
  • Class
    IV
  • Put In
    Springville Rd
  • Take Out
    Cedar Brook Lane
  • Length
    0.75 mile
  • Gradient
    224' in 0.75 miles, avg 298'/mile
  • Watershed
    0.9 square miles
  • Primary Gage
    • None Visual
  • Indicator Gage
    • none

Description

This little gem was found by Tim Hudson, who scouted it and cut the trees out. Devil's Den as the locals call it is not much more than a ditch at the put in and does not get much bigger (when it has dashed lines on the topo maps, you know it is small -ed.). This is a short, steep rocky run with few eddies. It is less than a mile but drops an average of 298'/mile, so if you are out in the Pinson / Springville area after a HEAVY rain, check it out because it is a hoot. Look for water to be over a large flat rock on river right just downstream of the put-in. Go left at the first island or if you go right watch out for barbed wire. There is only one distinct rapid on this run and it is a 8' drop into a shallow pool. Boof the drop on river right 5' or so from the right bank. You will know this drop is coming up when the river constricts with only one runnable slot. Run the left slot being careful not to get stuck under the undercut and then be prepared to drive right for the big boof. Be prepared to stop when the railroad trestle comes into view, as of early 2008 there was a large log jam under it. Take out on river right and hike down the old railroad bed until you come to your car.

-Brian McAnnally

Details

  • Class
    IV
  • Gradient
    224' in 0.75 miles, avg 298'/mile
  • Length
    0.75 mile
  • Watershed Size
    0.9 square miles
  • Put In
    Springville Rd
  • Take Out
    Cedar Brook Lane
  • Shuttle
    Springville Rd/ Remlap Dr (CR 19)/ Hwy 75/ Cedar Brook Lane
  • Water Quality
    water quality ( 3 chickens | 1 = Good, 3 = Gross)
  • Primary Gage
    • None Visual
  • Indicator Gage
  • Precip. Gage

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