Alabama's only "Wild and Scenic" River. Optimal level is between 200-350 cfs. At this range a float down the Sipsey will take approximately 4-5 hours.
The many side creeks and waterfalls which flow into the Sipsey in addition to the steep, vertical canyon walls and hemlock trees make for outstanding scenery.
There are a few shoals which break up the relatively calm, but moving water. There is one named rapid, referred to as "100 Yard Dash."
Take caution to stay away from the downed trees, as wood does seem to accumulate in places.
Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips, Froshee, John; also Olivia Barton
See also www.alabamawhitewater.com.
Straightforward class II.
AlabamaWhitewater.com has good info, including a gage correlation.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Take Out Waterfall
100 Yard Dash
Top of 100 Yard Dash
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