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This sand bottom river is a favorite with canoeists and kayakers. State Park with camping, picnic areas, etc. Good put-in from roads. Lots of snow white sandbars, some riverside cliffs. Water varies from tea color to black from tannin staining.

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 Date: 5/30/2015
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 5.5
(Kennedy Bridge to Peadon bridg) Update blockage but good trip

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 Date: 12/6/2012
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 Miles: 11.5Photos: 10 
(Cotton Bridge) This report details an overnight camping trip on the Blackwater River from Cotton Bridge to Bryant Bridge.

   Read paddlesolo's report

 Date: 8/7/2012
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 5.5
(Alabama Line to Kennedy Bridge) Alabama state line to Kennedy Road Bridge.

   Read erik's report

 Date: 8/6/2012
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 30
(Kennedy Bridge - Deaton Bridge) Kennedy Bridge in Blackwater River State Forest to Deaton Bridge in Blackwater River State Park.

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 Date: 6/1/2012
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 Miles: 11
(Blackwater River at Kennedy Br) This is a report on an eleven mile paddle from Kennedy Bridge to Cotton Bridge while the river was extremely low.

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 Date: 4/15/2012
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 Miles: 5-6
(Kennedy Bridge)    Read bald56gle's report
 Date: 4/4/2012
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(Kennedy Bridge)    Read chrisc's report
 Date: 3/26/2011
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 Miles: 19.6
(Blackwater section 1 & 2)    Read thlhbrit's report
 Date: 3/12/2011
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 Miles: 10Photos: 1 
(Blackwater 3rd leg)    Read thlhbrit's report
 Date: 8/5/2010
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 Miles: 11Photos: 12 
(Kennedy Bridge - Cotton Bridge)    Read paddlesolo's report
 Date: 11/22/2009
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 Miles: 9Photos: 38 
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge)    Read gpax's report
 Date: 2/15/2009
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 Miles: 15Photos: 6 
(Deaton Bridge to Milton)    Read slashpine's report
 Date: 11/30/2008
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 Miles: 9Photos: 4 
(Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge)    Read slashpine's report
 Date: 11/8/2008
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 Miles: 7.9Photos: 16 
(Unnamed Ramp to Bryant Bridge)    Read gpax's report
 Date: 10/26/2008
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 Miles: 4Photos: 4 
(Norman Riley to Bryant Bridge)    Read slashpine's report
 Date: 8/30/2008
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 Miles: 10.9Photos: 19 
(Kennedy to Cotton Bridge BWR)    Read gpax's report
 Date: 8/30/2008
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 Miles: ~5Photos: 4 
(Cotton Bridge to Norman Riley)    Read slashpine's report
 Date: 8/9/2008
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 5Photos: 4 
   Read slashpine's report
 Date: 7/5/2008
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 Miles: ~6
   Read slashpine's report
 Date: 5/25/2008
 Miles: 6Photos: 6 
   Read slashpine's report
 Date: 4/19/2008
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 11Photos: 13 
   Read paddlesolo's report
 Date: 12/27/2007
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 7.5Photos: 5 
   Read paddlesolo's report
 Date: 12/14/2007
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 8.54Photos: 4 
   Read paddlesolo's report
 Date: 7/22/2007
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 10.3Photos: 1 
   Read dusther's report
 Date: 7/6/2007
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 Miles: 24Photos: 11 
   Read ed's report
 Date: 7/9/2006
Rating: Trip Rating
 Miles: 10Photos: 6 
   Read ed's report
 Date: 1/18/2005
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 Miles: 8Photos: 1 
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Cmt Blackwater River CommentsLogin to Post   
wildman on 9/30/2015 6:56am    Over the last 3 months, a few membe...
paddlesolo on 7/29/2009 4:24pm    I read the report in the Fishing Jo...
gpax on 7/29/2009 6:49am    A couple of guys pulled their canoe...
paddlesolo on 2/17/2009 8:41pm    That was an exciting trip report to...
slashpine on 12/3/2008 3:42pm    I have to admit that I'm just going...
admin on 12/3/2008 10:18am    From SlashPine's 11/30/08 trip repo...
slashpine on 11/3/2008 6:45pm    Paddlesolo, you might be interested...
paddlesolo on 10/30/2008 10:53am    Not only did Slashpine paddle the B...
slashpine on 9/4/2008 9:00am    Very nice pics, gpax. I'm wondering...
slashpine on 9/2/2008 3:03pm    It has been great fun. I wish I'd f...
admin on 9/2/2008 6:17am    Slashpine - THANK YOU for filling i...
admin on 8/11/2008 5:56am    Slashpine - about your 8/9/08 trip,...
paddlesolo on 7/9/2008 9:54am    If good Greenwave editors were avai...
slashpine on 7/8/2008 3:00am    Yep, Yakdave, great catch! You just...
Unknown on 7/7/2008 4:37pm    "Revelers from the July 4th ce...
Unknown on 6/3/2008 5:12pm    slashpine, "newbie" ? May...
Unknown on 4/23/2008 6:05pm    I think a spare, charged battery is...
paddlesolo on 4/23/2008 3:39pm    Well, no, I only strongly urge part...
admin on 4/23/2008 5:07am    Frances - nice photos on your 4/19/...
Unknown on 4/21/2008 5:09pm    Waterfalls and high banks. Is it re...
ed on 3/14/2006 12:21pm    If you happen to be near Channel Ma...
Unknown on 11/26/2005 3:11pm    Awesome Trip! Can't wait to do it a...


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