Limestone County Canoe & Kayak Trail

The beautiful Elk River is the perfect place for canoeing and kayaking in Limestone County, Alabama. The water is challenging and the scenery is beautiful. As you travel the Elk River in the fall, you will see the beautiful fall colors, especially during October. In the spring, the white dogwood and redbud trees, blooming along the riverbanks, are breathtaking.

photo:  Photo by Michael Nave. Type: Water Trail
Length: 21.90 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Fishing
Swimming
Wildlife Observation
Agency:
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Elk River
States: Alabama
Counties: Limestone
Latitude: 34.96752   Longitude: -87.01785

The route begins at Elkmont, Alabama just west of I-65 at Exit 361.

Description

A class 1 stream, with towering bluffs, untouched forests and rolling meadows. The route begins at Elkmont, Alabama just west of I-65 at Exit 361. It is 21.9 miles along scenic Elk River with five easy in-and-out points. Elk River water levels are TVA Dam controlled, which means good canoeing even during dry summers.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Water, moving
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: %
Elevation Low Point: 583
Elevation High Point: 600
Year Designated: 2010

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Michael Nave
Limestone County Parks & Recreation
310 West Washington St.
Athens , AL 35611
(256) 216-3425
mike.nave@limestonecounty-al.gov
http://www.limestoneparks.com

 

Photos

 Photo by Michael Nave.

Photo by Michael Nave.

 Photo by Michael Nave.

Photo by Michael Nave.

 

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