Alabama Whitewater

Brasher Creek

  • Run
    Brasher Creek
  • Class
    III normally, IV at high water
  • Put In
    CR 29
  • Take Out
    Lakeshore Drive at Highland Lake
  • Length
    1.15
  • Gradient
    75' (1.15)
  • Watershed
    5.9 square miles
  • Primary Gage
    • None Visual
  • Indicator Gage
    • none

Description

Brasher is brief (it took us 17 minutes at flood) and can be brisk, brusque, maybe even a brutal swim if it is high. This creek starts out flat and you'll either boof over or have to walk around several trees as it meanders through the woods. At high water, once the rapids begin, its nearly one long one to the lake. An S-turn is basically the lead in, then its a curve to the right and you're done. There are no really distinct or big drops. The shuttle is very short so the whole affair won't set you back much time. At high water, major hole dodging may be required and hope that there are no trees in critical places. You can actually see a lot of the steep part by walking up a few hundred yards from the takeout. A nice play wave is right above the lake if it is running fat. The pictures show some very high water. Brasher has a small but non-zero watershed area, so it'll run for a short while after a big rain.

Details

  • Class
    III normally, IV at high water
  • Gradient
    75' (1.15)
  • Length
    1.15
  • Watershed Size
    5.9 square miles
  • Put In
    CR 29
  • Take Out
    Lakeshore Drive at Highland Lake
  • Shuttle
    CR29 / Lake Rd / Lakeshore
  • Water Quality
    water quality ( 2 chickens | 1 = Good, 3 = Gross)
  • Primary Gage
    • None Visual
  • Indicator Gage
  • Precip. Gage

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