Rice Creek Landing

Rice Creek Landing

▼   Summary of Itinerary
▼   Launch Address

From I-65 exit 31 take Hwy 225 north 3.6 miles toward Stockton; Turn left onto US Hwy. 59 north a half mile. Turn left onto County Road 21. Go 1.3 miles on County Road 21 and turn left on Rice Creek Road. Follow Rice Creek Road for 1.2 mile to landing. This landing is only acceptable for small boats, canoes and kayaks. 

Coordinate: N31 00.947, W87 52.816

▼   Nearest Emergency Resources (Addresses & Phone #s)

North Baldwin Infirmary
1815 Hand Ave, Bay Minette, AL 36507

Infirmary Health Saraland
20 Hwy 43 S, Saraland, AL 36571

▼   Evacuation Plan

Call for help
Paddle back to nearest landing if meeting EMS
Paddle back to landing if self-transporting
Do not paddle through severe weather, seek shelter.

▼   Environmental Conditions & Concerns

Do not paddle through severe weather, seek shelter. Don’t forget to check the weather before you leave. Look For:

  • lightning
  • winds higher than 6 mph
  • water levels higher than 19ft
  • flash flood warnings
  • watch the radar prediction.

Do not interact with wildlife. Maintain a safe and respectful distance.

▼   Relevant Information

Remember Leave No Trace:

  1. Plan ahead and Prepare
  2. Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Respect Others
  5. Respect Wildlife
  6. Minimize Campfire Impact
  7. Leave What You Find

Recommended Water Levels
Claiborne Dam river stages ranging from 6 to 19 feet on tailrace reading provide op mum water levels for this route. River stages above these values should be considered hazardous. For water level information at Claiborne Dam, call 1-888-771-4601 or visit https://waterdata.usgs.gov/al/nwis/uv?site_no=02428401

Potential Trip Itinerary:
https://paddling.com/paddle/trips/bartram-canoe-trail-in-alabama-weekend-trip-report /

Info on Reservations:

▼   Lunch Idea

Snack: peanut butter crackers or trail mix

Dinner: Pita Pizzas (camp stove needed)

  • Cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni
  • Pitas
  • oil
  • Build pizza using whole pita as crust. When your pizza is ready, put some oil on the pan, put the pizza down, add a splash of water to create steam, immediately put lid on pizza and let steam cook the top while pan toasts the bottom

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Wraps

  • Tortillas
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Provolone
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Pickles
  • Salt and Pepper
▼   Packing List:

Always ensure you’ve covered the essentials as described below for any overnight trip.

The Ten Essentials:

  • Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger
  • Headlamp: plus extra batteries
  • Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen
  • First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed)
  • Knife: plus a gear repair kit
  • Fire: matches, lighter, tinder and/or stove
  • Shelter: carried at all times (can be a light emergency bivy)
  • Extra food: Beyond the minimum expectation
  • Extra water: Beyond the minimum expectation
    Extra clothes: Beyond the minimum expectation.

Other recommended items

  • Bug protection
  • Dry bag
  • Cooler
  • Small towel
  • Anti itch/ chafing powder (Gold Bond)
  • Extra Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Bilge pump or small bucket.