Jones Creek - Hwy 71 to BSA camp

Jones Creek, Alabama, US


Hwy 71 to BSA camp

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 7.29 Miles
Avg. Gradient 126 fpm
Max Gradient 489 fpm

Ryan Eichhorn Casey Jones

Ryan Eichhorn Casey Jones
Photo of Ryan Eichhorn by Joe Evans

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Town Cr near Geraldine
tva-tg007 300 - 1500 cfs V+ -04h18m 414 cfs (running)

River Description

This is a difficult run for most paddlers. Scout 20' waterfall. While all rapids have been run, most people walk a few. Generally a long, hard, rewarding day.

Due to some persons trashing the boy scout camp, we can no longer park on the property. You must park at the turnaround just prior to the camp. The camp ranger is David Michael, phone 256-228-6913.

See also the description in, which points out that the putin is actually on Bryant Creek, which one floats for almost 3 miles before the confluence with Jones.

Named drops include:
Nasty falls
Pencil sharpner
Circle back
the Dog
Freight Train
Casey Jones
Slots o Luck

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-10-26 12:35:34


Jones Creek Falls

Detail Trip Report  Jones Creek Falls  Jones Creek, AL(33.24KB .jpeg)

Ryan Eichhorn Casey Jones

Detail Trip Report  Ryan Eichhorn Casey Jones  Jones Creek, AL(8.05KB .jpeg)

the dog section

Detail Trip Report  the dog section  @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp, AL(2.86MB .jpeg)

Eye of the needle-jones

Detail Trip Report  Eye of the needle-jones  @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp, AL(552.83KB .jpeg)

bow down

Detail Trip Report  bow down  jones creek, AL(2.99MB .jpeg)

jones creek entrance falls

Detail Trip Report  jones creek entrance falls  @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp, AL(1.32MB .jpeg)

Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

The bridge which had the gauge has been replaced with a new bridge, and there is no gauge yet.

Generally runnable after a good rain of 1" or more.

According to Rob Maxwell
Jones Creek is:
Low when Town Creek is 300 cfs
Medium when Town Creek is 600 to 800 cfs
High when Town Creek is 800 to 1500 cfs
(These levels are when Town Creek is falling)

Another way to correlate Jones is when Little River Canyon is running (over 900 cfs) Jones is usually running.

I have an Excel 2000 spreadsheet that predicts the levels for Jones Creek and several other rivers in the southeast. If you’d like a copy of this spreadsheet e-mail me at and I will send you a copy. I only check this address weekly, so pardon me if I don’t get back to you right away.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Town Cr near Geraldine
tva-tg007 300 - 1500 cfs V+ -04h18m 414 cfs (running)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -1500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V+

Report - Reports of Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Jones Creek [AL] Ryan Eichhorn Casey Jones n/a Ryan Eichhorn
Jones Creek [AL] Jones Creek Falls n/a Sean Kennedy
9y35d06h34m @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp [AL] Eye of the needle-jones n/a charlie mix
9y35d06h36m @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp [AL] the dog section n/a charlie mix
9y279d07h31m jones creek [AL] jones n/a charlie mix
9y279d10h07m @Jones Creek Hwy 71 to BSA camp [AL] jones creek entrance falls n/a charlie mix



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 Hwy 71 to BSA camp, Jones Creek Alabama, US (mobile)