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Rivers and the Mobile Delta
Warmwater Streams - A video about a resource worth protecting - 173 megs, 28 minutes
Alabama River - True to its name, the Alabama River flows through the heart of the state of Alabama.
Autauga Creek - Autauga Creek is a floatable tributary to the Alabama River with access in the City of Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama
Big Wills Creek - Big Wills Creek is located just north of Gadsden, Alabama.
Black Warrior - Located in west central Alabama, the Black Warrior River is a 178 mi (286 km) long tributary of the Tombigbee River, the main stem of which is entirely impounded.
Cahaba River - Flowing through Birmingham in the heart of Alabama, the Cahaba River is the longest free flowing river in Alabama and has a wide diversity of plants and aquatic animals including fishes due to the variety of its physical habitats and ecology.
Chattahoochee River - The Alabama portion of the Chattahoochee River is a border with Georgia.
Choctawhatchee River - The Choctawhatchee River in southeast Alabama is one of Alabama's longest free flowing streams.
Conecuh River - Conecuh River, a 230-mile long coastal river in south Alabama, is called the Escambia River when it enters Florida.
Coosa River - The Coosa River has its headwaters in Georgia, but the Coosa River flows through northeast Alabama and joins the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery to form the Alabama River.
Cypress Creek, Lauderdale County - Typical of northern tributaries to the Tennessee River, Cypress Creek has excellent water quality and a substrate of sand and gravel supporting a wide array of fish species, some of which are unique within Alabama.
Escatawpa River in Mobile County - Escatawpa River is a blackwater stream originating in Mississippi; it has sandy beaches and tea-colored water.
Fish River in Baldwin County - The Fish River is a small Baldwin County waterway with nine miles of navigable water and two boat access ramps.
Fivemile Creek, Jefferson County - A tributary to the Locust Fork, Fivemile Creek often provides spring and early summer canoeing possibilities.
Flint Creek, North Alabama - A slow meandering creek that flows north into Wheeler Lake, Flint Creek provides excellent spring fishing for crappie.
Flint River in Madison County - The Flint River is an excellent float fishing stream in its lower reaches.
Hatchet Creek - Hatchet Creek is a floatable stream which enters the Coosa River at Lake Mitchell. Hatchet Creek used to be an important spawning grounds for the southern walleye.
Little Cahaba River - The Little Cahaba River is an important part of the Cahaba River watershed with its diverse plants and aquatic animals.
Little River - With cliffs towering some 600 feet above the river and with scenic waterfall vistas, the Little River Canyon of northeast Alabama reminds one of the Yellowstone River Canyon.
Locust Fork - Tributary to the Warrior River in Jefferson and Blount counties.
Mobile Delta - The Mobile Delta consists of approximately 20,323 acres of water. It is formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers.
Mulberry Fork - River system in Alabama offers interesting float fishing because of the bedrock area through which it flows and the Alabama spotted bass inhabiting its depths.
North River, Tuscaloosa County - The North River is a clear river that creates Lake Tuscaloosa just above the Black Warrior River.
Paint Rock River - For a stream in the Temperate Zone, the Paint Rock River has one of the world's most diverse fish populations for its size.
Patsaliga - A tributary to the Conecuh River at Point A Reservoir located in Crenshaw and Covington counties.
Pea River - The Pea River in southeast Alabama is a tributary to the Choctawhatchee River.
Shades Creek, Birmingham Area - In the greater Birmingham area, Shades Creek is a long tributary to the Cahaba that provides some fishing opportunities.
Sipsey Fork above Smith Lake - The Sipsey Fork above Smith Lake is Alabama's only National Wild and Scenic River.
Sipsey Fork below Smith Lake - Trout Fishing - The deep waters leaving Smith Lake provide a rainbow trout fishing experience, unique within Alabama.
Sipsey River - The Sipsey River, west Alabama, is one of the last wild, free flowing swamp streams in Alabama.
Styx River, Baldwin County - The Styx River is known locally as a great place for float trips.
Tallapoosa River - With its watershed mostly in the rocky Piedmont, the Tallapoosa River runs clear during low flow periods.
Tennessee River - Known for its largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and catfish, the Tennessee River is impounded throughout its journey through north Alabama: Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake.
Terrapin Creek - Terrapin Creek is a small fishable stream in northeast Alabama near Piedmont; Terrapin Creek begins in Talladega National Forest.
Tombigbee River - The Tombigbee River is now a navigable series of lakes in west and southwest Alabama.
Rivers of Alabama - A state map which lists the major rivers in Alabama.
Rivers of Alabama map - A PDF file of the state map which shows the major rivers in Alabama.
Float Fishing - Float fishing is fun. All it takes is some time, a jon boat and some paddles, your fishing gear, tackle, and fishing license; and don’t forget to take cold drinks and some snacks.
Paddling Article - From Outdoor Alabama Magazine, this article gives some safety advice and lists some streams for paddling.