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Difficulty I-II(IV)
Length 3 Miles
Gauge SOUGAHATCHEE CREEK AT CO RD 188 NR LOACHAPOKA, AL.
Flow Range 500 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 17 hours ago 26.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/27/2003 9:19 am

River Description


This run provides some nice class 2 water and some pretty scenery for kayakers or canoers at lower levels and a great park-and-play spot at high water. There is a 10ft slide immediately following the put-in that is very easy on the left side at lower water, but watch out for some holes at the bottom as the water level increases. When the creek is very high, above 2000cfs, a really nice hole forms directly below the bridge at the put-in. (See pics and vid) At 2000 the hole is playable but a little shallow. 2500+ is sweet. 3000+ is great. Running the creek is not recommended when it is high enough for the hole to be good. Not only is the creek near flood stage and full of strainers, but the holes at the bottom of the slide are very nasty.

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There's a USGS gage on the bridge at the put-in. It's Sougahatchee Creek at Co Rd 188 near Loachapoaka. Minimum to run the creek is around 500 cfs, but that's scrapy. Minimum for the bridge hole is around 2000-2500.

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