Floating down a quiet creek with only the sound of rippling waters and birds singing makes for a great day in the outdoors. Coosa County is blessed with two creeks that host some of the most scenic floats in Alabama. Hatchet Creek flows from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters the Coosa River on Mitchell Lake.
Weogufka Creek runs an almost parallel path a little farther to the north and includes a large primitive section through the Coosa Wildlife Management Area. Early spring is the best time to float both creeks as the water level normally drops during midsummer. Both creeks host beautiful shorelines covered in mountain laurel and other flowering shrubs. Of course, the rare Cahaba lilies that bloom in shoals in late May are one of the most treasured attractions.
Both creeks have been designated as spur trails of the Alabama Scenic River Trail that runs 631 miles down the heart of Alabama to the Gulf of Mexico.
Download the Hatchet Creek Brochure (pdf file).
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