Sipsey float by s peavy4

Wild South trip on Sipsey Fork, April 2013   Photo by Stewart Peavy

 Sipsey Fork canoe and kayak trip, Bankhead National Forest (Alabama)

9:30 a.m.

Sipsey Recreation Area canoe launch (directions below)

Sign up at or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and advance sign-up is required.  Include # of people, # of boats and phone number.

Bring your kayak or canoe and join us on Saturday, April 18 for a Sipsey float led by Wild South volunteer Carroll Wilson.

Distance: 9 miles

Meet-up and put-in:  Sipsey Recreation Area, lower parking lot, by 9:30 a.m.  From there, vehicles will be shuttled to the take-out point on Highway 33

Take-out:  Mims Takeout at Highway 33 bridge

Ages 10 and over.  Appropriate for novices.  Must be 16+ years old to float solo.

Bring kayak or canoe, lunch in a waterproof container, drinking water, snacks, safety vest (required), $3 per vehicle fee at kiosk in upper parking lot.

Directions to Sipsey Recreation Area:

Approaching from the north (Moulton) or from the south (Double Springs) on Highway 33 in the Bankhead National Forest, turn west onto County Road 6 (Cranal Road).  Go 4 miles to Sipsey Recreation Area.  Stop in the first parking lot and pay $3 per vehicle at the fee stand, then continue driving across the old bridge to the lower parking lot.  This is where you will meet Carroll and your group no later than 9:30.

Wild South’s outdoor events are free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted and directly support our Outreach and Education programs in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness.  Thank you!