Conecuh River

Andalusia, Alabama

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This is a great little float trip if you’re looking to hit a river for a quick one. Only 4 miles in length, this section of the Conecuh is a lazy trip through some beautiful scenery, including two waterfalls and some interesting rock formations. The trip can be lengthened to make it an 8.6-mile trip. The Conecuh River is a wonderful trip from just south of Point “A” Lake (where this trip begins) all the way to the Florida panhandle (where it becomes known as the Escambia River), and then into Escambia Bay, eventually flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. Longer trips provide excellent overnight adventures for the paddler as the river heads 68 miles to Florida. The trip we describe here is a simple 4-miler, but it’s good for just grabbing your canoe and paddle at short notice. It’s especially nice if you have small children because of the easy flow, the short distance, and the sights to see.

Conecuh River Professional Review and Guide

"This is a great little float trip if you’re looking to hit a river for a quick one. Only 4 miles in length, this section of the Conecuh is a lazy trip through some beautiful scenery, including two waterfalls and some interesting rock formations. The trip can be lengthened to make it an 8.6-mile trip.

The Conecuh River is a wonderful trip from just south of Point “A” Lake (where this trip begins) all the way to the Florida panhandle (where it becomes known as the Escambia River), and then into Escambia Bay, eventually flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. Longer trips provide excellent overnight adventures for the paddler as the river heads 68 miles to Florida. The trip we describe here is a simple 4-miler, but it’s good for just grabbing your canoe and paddle at short notice. It’s especially nice if you have small children because of the easy flow, the short distance, and the sights to see."

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Andalusia
Distance: 4
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Year-round, but can be low in late summer
Local Contacts: Conecuh National Forest
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS River Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Conecuh River

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2005
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Nice, slow river run. MUDDY WATER. Lots to look at in the first few miles, such as a few waterfalls and couple of small rapids. Probably the coolest thing to see is the old jail upriver. If you travel upriver from where you put in, you will come to a bend, the jail or whatever it is will be in the left hand corner. I was told it was an old jail or either a wood mill, not sure which, but it's pretty old and interesting. Anyway, if you are looking for faster water and more rapids, this is not your place, check out the nearby Sepulga for faster water. If you're looking for a nice peaceful float down the river, this is pretty good. Although I just recently took up kayaking, this was my first river kayaking trip, so my experience is limited therefore this trip may have really sucked or it may have been better than I described. Personally, I rate the water flow as average, well below average clarity (very muddy, wouldn't want to swim in it) and the things to see were slightly above average for this area. In addition, I didn't feel nervous about leaving a vehicle at the put-in point, but the take-out point is rather isolated and caution should be excercised (we had someone pick us up). Hope this helps.



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