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The Lower Coosa River
below Jordan Dam

 
On the east side of Jordan Dam, there is plenty of room to launch small boats.

The lower Coosa River has plenty of room for large groups to kayak.

Coosa River Adventures
has an area on the river to take out.

The first rapid below the dam is relatively calm.

Kayak vendors launch from the public unpaved ramp just below Jordan Dam.  This group is headed downstream.  The dam is in the background.

Kayakers come together for a break after making it through the first rapid below Jordan Dam.

The right side of Moccasin Gap is rated Class III.

Many kayakers will portage backup Moccasin Gap to run it again.

Several kayakers can run Moccasin Gap at the same time.

Jonathan Allen digs hard as he goes through Moccasin Gap.

 Canoeing the Coosa River below Jordan Dam, by Graves Lovell
The Coosa River can be enjoyed by canoeing or kayaking below Jordan Dam.  This stretch of the Coosa contains flatwater and rapids, including Moccasin Gap with its standing waves. The lower Coosa River is part of the 631-mile Alabama Scenic River Trail.


Dr. Lovell hooks a fish on the Coosa River below Jordan.
Dr. Lovell hooks a fish in the Coosa River below Jordan Dam.

 

Coosa River paddling.
The Coosa River below Jordan Dam contains long stretches of flat water interspersed with rapids.

Drew and Larry kayak the Coosa River below Jordan Dam.
Drew Young and Larry Jenkins enjoy paddling the lower Coosa River.


Ashley paddles through a pool below the rapids.


Charles Darr says, "Look Ma, no paddle needed" at the bottom of Mocasin Gap.

Charles and Caroline kayak a side channel of the Coosa River.
Charles Darr paddles unconventionally through Class I waters while shaded by cypress trees.


Kayla and Josh kayak the west side of Moccasin Gap, a Class III rapid.

 


Flatwater before a Shoals

Jordan Dam
Jordan Dam managed by Alabama Power Company


This easy rapid is just above the City of Wetumpka, a take-out point for Coosa River Adventures.
The other outfitter for the lower Coosa River is the Coosa Outdoor Center, part of Southern Trails.

Coosa River Whitewater Festival
Coosa River Whitewater Festival 2002

Coosa River Whatewater Festival
Coosa River Whitewater Festival 2002

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