Enjoy the nature on the arid rivers of North Alabama

Two unspoiled rivers in northern Alabama offer nature lovers the chance to enjoy fishing, paddling and birds. Flint River and Paint Rock River are one of the last free-flowing tributaries of the Tennessee River Basin in the northern part of the state. Unlike the Tennessee River and its four popular TVA impounded lakes, the Flint and Paint Rock rivers are relatively unknown and depleted. Outdoor fans can enjoy leisure time while enjoying the water.

The Flint River flows south to Tennessee and flows south to Huntsville, north of Madison County, Alabama. The Fint, with its two main tributaries, the Brier Fork and the Mountain Fork, flows more than 65 miles before joining the Tennessee River. The development along the river is minimal, and the corners will enjoy excellent fishing. They will find spotted bass, haunted bass, rock bass, wave currants and long sunrise in the Flint River fish species. The upper part of the river is suitable for both drumming and fishing. The following section of Hwy 431 is great for fishing in flat bottom boats.

The lower reaches of the river are good for canoeing and kayaking. The depth of the river is generally 2-5 feet with a slight acceleration of Class I. Paddlers can meet fallen trees. Good places to put in / out along the river are along the Hwy 72E, Hwy 431S, Old Hwy 431, Cloud Cove Road and Hobbs Island Road. There are no opportunities along the river.

Walkers can enjoy the Flint River Greenway in Madison, near Owens Cross Road. The 1.8-mile trail runs through the Haze Bin Reserve. The trail joins the north end with the Big Cove Creek Greenway, which goes three miles further north. Tracks users can spot wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and a number of birds. The pedestrian bridge over the river gives a great view. Parking is available at every end of the greenway outside Hwy 431 and Old Hwy 431.

The picturesque Paint Rock River flows from the south of Tennessee, south to the acks of Alabama, Marshall and Madison. It empties into the Tennessee River beneath the Guntsville Dam. The river is mostly underdeveloped, and the best points of water use are on the best roads of the waterway bridge. The river is a diverse species of aquatic life, including 100 species of fish and 12 species of rare molds. Alabama's lamppost and pale Lilliput mice are found only in the Paint Rock River.

Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve is one of 50 stops along the Poultry Trail in Northern Alabama for those who enjoy poultry farming. Nature Conservancy preserves are located between Gurley and Paint Rock off US Hwy 72. The birds can be decorated with locust sparrows and scorpions, or grass jumps and foam and repaired oysters that nest in the woods. Spring and fall migrations bring other bird species to the area. Entrance to the reserve is free.

The two kits on site provide rental boats and cargo transportation services. Huntsville North Alabama Canoe and Kayak rent poles and kayaks, fixing on the banks of the Flint River. There are 1.5, 3 and 4.5 hour pools. Rates are $ 45 per person and $ 35 per person for double boats, which include rowing equipment, individual flotation equipment and freight. Pipes rent for $ 20 per person. Freight shipping is $ 15 per person for own boats. Alabama Eco Adventures will rent cribs for $ 50 a day, and kayaks on two rivers for $ 35-45 a day. Shuttle service available.