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Short Creek (Upper/Lower)


Stretch: Highway 75 to Guntersville Lake
Difficulty: Class III to IV
Distance: 4.4 miles for Upper Short, 2.4 miles for Lower Short, 2.7 miles lake paddle
Flows: 1.5’ to ~4.5’ on the Alabama Whitewater gauge. Check out Alabama Whitewater's current flow gauge
Gradient: Upper: 15 fpm / Lower: 67 fpm averages
Put-in: “Access” on the upstream, river left side of Highway 75
Take-out: Guntersville Lake access at forest ranger station along AL-127
Midpoint Access If you have a shuttle driver, you can access the Hustleville Rd bridge access. There is no parking and it is a scramble, but it does allow for the classical "Upper" or "Lower" runs to be run individually.
Shuttle: 11.0 miles, 15 minutes one way
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring from rain
Written: © 2018
Featured in Video A Wet State #147

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