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Alabama Scenic River Trail

Payments, Invoices - send to Alabama Scenic River Trail, P.O. Box 365, Anniston AL 36202

Jim Felder, Executive Director, 256-426-0558

Grey Brennan, Alabama Tourism and Travel Bureau, Advisor

Alabama Bureau of Travel and Tourism information toll free 800-252-2262

Officers and Directors

Fred Couch 256-591-0437
President and Founder
Choccolocco Alabama

Linda Vice
Vice President
Southwest Alabama

Laura Gaddy
Media Manager
Northeast Alabama 

Stephen Valdes
Northeast Alabama

Robert O. Jackson
Anniston Alabama

Joan Alexander
Executive at Large
Anniston Alabama
Linda Gunnoe
Membership Director

Ken Brewer
Portage Trail Director

Bobby Sillavan
Fuel Director

Joann Ninesling
Appalachian District Director

Bob Andrews
Delta District Director

Don Bowling
Tennessee District Director

Jenny Short
West Alabama District Director

Mike Mullen
Wiregrass District Director

Phillip Hamrick
Talladega County Director

Trail Angels

These are volunteers who can help arrange your trip, locate outfitters and gear, provide fact-finding and directions, haul your boat and gear, help you over portages and innumerable other services, and save you from miserable experiences. Depending on the situation, they may ask to be reimbursed for costs such as gas and other expenses incurred helping you. They are not on call, but are arranged by prior agreement as volunteer service providers for the Alabama Scenic River Trail.

Andrew J. Baril, RF, CF
Regional Extension Agent—Forestry, Wildlife & NR
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Walker County Extension Office
1501 Airport Road
Jasper, AL 35504

205 221 3392 office; 205 388 6893 cell
(see Andy's excellent notes on the Mitchell Portage)


Chuck Browne, Owner, Off The Beaten Path Alabama Kayak, Canoe and Tube Rentals

Serving the Tallapoosa River, Saugahatchee Creek, Hatchet Creek and Lake Martin areas. Guide and shuttle services available for single person or group trips. 334-703-2536. Dadeville, AL.

Mid-state - Philip Hamrick, Coosa River  Cell phone 205-540-0992.

Carl Wilson, Oxford; cell 256-453-3775; work 256-831-5300.  He is an experienced kayaker. Coverage area - Choccolocco Creek; Terrapin Creek; upper Tallapoosa River.

Tallapoosa and Coosa in Wetumpka area and Alabama River near Montgomery 
Michael Strickland 334-546-1679.

Logan Martin Lake - Stephen Valdes 205-753-0285

Gadsden area—Neely Henry Lake - Nickie Godfrey, (Nicky is a private property owner who also has kindly offered a very nice campsite, free of charge, for use by ASRT travelers) Text or call (text is better)
256-543-8255 or
Weiss Lake (Coosa River) and Terrapin Creek—Don Coley - 256-438-3084

Choccolocco Creek, Anniston—Mike Willingham 256-452-3302


Autauga Creek (Prattville)

Jamey David was instrumental in clearing the logs which once blocked Autauga Creek Canoe Trail.  He works at the local outfitter, and is willing to answer questions and help find the camping areas, good food, and creek access points.  Prattville Paddlesports also provides shuttle service for a fee. Tues-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-4 call (334) 361-3968, or text (334) 202-1275.  After hours, call or text (334) 202-1275.  

Coosa River near Jordan Dam

Rhett Dennis 334 207 9040
Lonnie & Karen Carden 334 202 3050
It is advisable to call on these busy volunteers in advance of your need for help.

Alabama River

Above Montgomery: David Musgrove

Phone 334-312-0151, email Musgrove Landing on the Alabama River encompasses 13.57 acres and 310 feet of waterfront with a dock and concrete boat ramp. A sign and Jolly Roger (pirate) flag mark the dock and boat ramp which is on your right hand side if you are headed downstream towards Montgomery. The landing is located 7 miles upstream from Montgomery and 10.5 miles downstream from where the Coosa and Dead River(branch of the Tallapoosa) join, which puts the landing at 17 miles downstream from Ft Toulouse. By road the landing is located at this address; 2378 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL 36054, which is ten minutes from downtown Montgomery, ten minutes from downtown Prattville, five minutes from Millbrook, and 15 minutes from Wetumpka.

Babs Bender Cell 334-412-2592   Home 334-875-8178. Between Selma and Little Miami Sandbar at mile 367.5 (See complete campsite information under Campsites).

Alabama River below Selma, above Gees Bend. Woody Till Mile 183.5.(Mr. Till is a private property owner who has kindly offered an excellent campsite at no charge for use by ASRT travelers) 334-375-2895, 334-872-9092
Bobby Wright, resident at milemarker 166 on the Alabama River at White Oak Creek. 334 872 8575. This gentleman and volunteer has offered to help paddlers in any way he can.

Demopolis/Tombigbee/Black Warrior

Ben Sherrod III
1266 Gandy Ferry Rd.
Demopolis, AL. 36732
334-289-0089 - Home
334-534-1771 - Cell

Saugahatchee, Uchee Creek, Uphapee Creek and Tallapoosa River
West and northwest of Auburn. Shane Newsome. If no answer leave a message. 334-444-0744. 

Mt Vernon (Tombigbee River below Jackson)
Brent Taylor (pictured below with his fellow river travelers):
1200 Loxley St.
Mount Vernon, AL 36560
(251) 689-5320

Delta Region

Trail Angel Chris Wiber will try to assist paddlers on any portion of the Delta section during a trip. He can provide guide service and information and maybe even a roof for a night here and there when needed.  251-648-7047.

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