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Autauga Creek

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Fishing and Floating Autauga Creek

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Autauga CreekAutauga Creek is a Coastal Plain stream that is floatable from Prattville to the Alabama River; however, a trip all the way to the Alabama River requires an upstream paddle to Cooters Pond for a landing.  A four mile canoe trail was established by the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee, as part of the City of Prattville.  Their trail begins at a park behind City Hall and ends at the Canoe Trail Park behind the animal shelter. The Committee's Website include a map of the creek and a video made during a trip down the creek. Their Website also includes precautions that should be taken.

Autauga Creek has been declared a navigable waterway from the mill dam, downtown Prattville, to the Alabama River by the State of Alabama.  Upstream of the dam, the bottom of the creek is considered the property of the adjacent landowner.

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Fishing license information may be found at: Licenses. Instant licensing is available via Internet or telephone. Youth age 15 and younger fish for free.
Possession and creel limits for Alabama public waters are listed at: Creel Limits

Prattville has many amenities near Interstate 65 and downtown. A bed and breakfast is available in downtown Prattville at the Smith Byrd House.  They provide trailer parking and Autauga Creek Trail drop-off for overnight guests.

Canoe and kayak rental is available through Prattville Powersports, 334-361-3988 1548 or toll-free at 877-787-1692. They are located at 1548 Highway 82 W, Prattville, AL 36067 or email Phil@PrattvillePowersports.com. They will transport your group from the store to the drop off point and pick you back up again. Prattville Powersports provides life preservers and paddles also.

Camping is available on Autauga Creek at Autauga Creek RV Park.

The Fisheries Section's District Office can answer specific questions about the Autauga Creek by sending email to Jay.Haffner@dcnr.alabama.gov.

"It shall be unlawful to intentionally stock or release any fish, mussel, snail, crayfish or their embryos including bait fish into the public waters of Alabama under the jurisdiction of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries as provided in Rule 220-2-.42 except those waters from which it came without the written permission of a designated employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources authorized by the Director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries to issue such permit. The provisions of this rule shall not apply to the incidental release of bait into the water during the normal process of fishing."


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