Sep 25 2021
Southeastern Outings Kayak and Canoe Trip on Terra...

Southeastern Outings Kayak and Canoe Trip on Terra...

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Leeds Highway 78 gravel parking lot is meeting place

Please plan to come on a relaxing kayak and canoe trip on Terrapin Creek in Calhoun County near Piedmont, Alabama.  The section we will paddle is relatively easy with no classified rapids.  This is a scenic stretch of creek located in a very rural area.  Thirty-three Southeastern Outings people participated in this popular outing in June of 2017.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

Please note that for this trip you may rent one person sit-upon plastic kayaks for $30 each from Terrapin Outdoor Center.  Rental fees include shuttle service, paddles and life jackets.  Also the outfitter will shuttle for a $10 fee per boat all private boats used on this outing.  If you wish to rent a boat from Terrapin Outdoor Center, please call the Center BEFORE September 26 at 256/447-6666 to reserve your boat.  Please be sure you tell the Center you are boating with Southeastern Outings.

This outfitter no longer has canoes to rent.  However, Dan Frederick’s daughter, Aree, has a few canoes which she may offer to rent to people who want to canoe on this trip and who do not have their own canoes.  Again, please notify Dan Frederick, or phone 205-631-4680 BEFORE September 26 to request a canoe to rent if that is what you want.  We will do our best to fulfill your request.

After the canoe and kayak trip we are planning to go to an excellent restaurant in Jacksonville, Alabama for an optional dinner.  If you would like to wash up and/or have dinner with us at the restaurant after the canoe trip, please bring a change of clothes and a towel.  Outfitter has four changing rooms.  Two are changing rooms only with no toilets or washbowls, and two are restrooms with washbowls, toilets and running water, but no showers.

Reservations Required: You must email or call Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680 if you plan to come on this outing.  Please advise your name, telephone number, skill level, whether you are bringing or wish to rent a canoe or kayak and whether you need a paddling partner.  You may leave a message on Dan’s voice mail if you wish.  If you want to come on the September 26 kayak and canoe trip AND you are renting a boat from the outfitter at the site of the trip, you are required to call the BOTH the outfitter to reserve your boat AND ALSO contact Dan Frederick to notify him that you are coming!  Please do not just show up for this outing at the meeting place without making advance reservations!  And if you decide to meet us at some place other than the meeting place specified in this announcement, please notify Dan in advance and directly of this fact.

Meet 8:45 a.m. at Leeds Highway 78 gravel parking lot.   We plan to depart from there at 9:00 a.m.

Info. and Trip Leader: If you have further questions, please call Dan Frederick, 205-631-4680 or email


Leeds Highway 78 gravel parking lot-6995 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094. Gravel parking lot on Highway U.S. 78 between the Chevron and Marathon service stations at the first Leeds exit, Exit number 140, off I-20 heading east (towards Atlanta) out of Birmingham. Turn RIGHT at the end of the exit ramp coming from Birmingham. See Chevron and Marathon stations on right immediately after first red light.


Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities?  Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors.  The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment.  From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials.  All events and activities of the group are open to the public.  Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.


The organization currently has about 250 members.  We scheduled forty-six events during the six months ending May 31, 2021 for an average of EIGHT fun events per month.  We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year.

SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings.  You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities.  Dues are only $10 per family or household.  Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.

Southeastern Outings now has a website.  Just go to to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from most of our outings.

Thank you.

Admission Info

No charge for outing itself.  Charges levied by outfitter to rent kayaks from the outfitter or to shuttle privately-owned boats.

Please note that for this trip you may rent one person sit-upon plastic kayaks for $30 each from Terrapin Outdoor Center. 

The outfitter will also shuttle for a $10 fee per boat all private boats used on this outing.  

Phone: 205-631-4680


Dates & Times

2021/09/25 - 2021/09/25

Location Info

Leeds Highway 78 gravel parking lot is meeting place

6995 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094