Kayaking & Canoeing

Get ready for white knuckle whitewater thrills in downtown Montgomery! A man-made rafting and recreational park, Montgomery Whitewater, will bring the Appalachian River experience to pros and novices alike. The 120-acre facility will feature one of the few recirculating whitewater parks in the country. The project will also include ziplining, mountain biking, ropes courses and climbing. In other words, adventure for everyone! The fun is slated to open in summer 2023.

Traveling with your own kayak or canoe? Put in along the scenic Riverwalk Park or at Montgomery Marina located at Capitol Oyster Bar. Within minutes you’ll be out on the Alabama River paddling the serene waters and enjoying the ever-changing scenery. How far you paddle is up to you. Remember, the Alabama River joins up with the Tombigbee River to form the Mobile River and then out to the Gulf of Mexico. The entire route is navigable. 

A short drive to Wetumpka brings you to Coosa River Adventures. Where you can get ready for the popular, challenging six-mile stretch of the Coosa River known as Moccasin Gap. The short distance delivers Class II, Class III and Class IV whitewater. Shuttles to put-in spots as well as expert guides for first-timers are available.

Not sure what gear you need to rent? Coosa River Adventures offer a full range of canoes, sit-on top kayaks, sit inside kayaks and standup paddleboards. And they’ll help you pick the setup that is right for your adventure.

Exploring Montgomery from the Alabama River as well as enjoying the Coosa River just upstream are both great ways to get outside, get some exercise and appreciate the natural wonder of one of the country’s best waterways