Big Wills Creek

Attalla, Alabama

Big Wills Outfitters is a canoe/kayak rental business that offers shuttle service for a beautiful float on Big Wills Creek. It is every bit worth the drive from your part of the state and features easy but exciting paddling, quality fishing, and scenic beauty. Kayak rentals are $25, Canoe rentals are $50 and shuttling you to their put-in is $10 per boat. They also sell Jackson Kayak, ORCA Coolers, Bending Branches/Aquabound Paddles, and MTI Adventurewear PFDs. Call 256-438-7172 and Get Your Float On!

We check water quality once a week at the take-out at Big Wills Outfitters in the summer and publish it here for you!

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2021. Coosa Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 11:14 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Big Wills Creek is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 3th.

Source Information

Coosa Riverkeeper staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts May 27 and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total dissolved solids and conductivity. More in-depth data is viewable at www.CoosaRiver.org/SwimGuide

Coosa Riverkeeper utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of 235 col/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

Water samples are collected every Thursday. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available on Friday (typically around noon CT). Results here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations, further data reporting on other water quality characteristics are published at coosariver.org/swimguide

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 126 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 126 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

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Water Quality Graph

Big Wills Creek

Attalla, Alabama

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2021. Coosa Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 11:14 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Big Wills Outfitters is a canoe/kayak rental business that offers shuttle service for a beautiful float on Big Wills Creek. It is every bit worth the drive from your part of the state and features easy but exciting paddling, quality fishing, and scenic beauty. Kayak rentals are $25, Canoe rentals are $50 and shuttling you to their put-in is $10 per boat. They also sell Jackson Kayak, ORCA Coolers, Bending Branches/Aquabound Paddles, and MTI Adventurewear PFDs. Call 256-438-7172 and Get Your Float On!

We check water quality once a week at the take-out at Big Wills Outfitters in the summer and publish it here for you!

Monitoring Frequency

Big Wills Creek is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 3th.

Source Information

Coosa Riverkeeper staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts May 27 and ends Labor Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli, total coliform, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total dissolved solids and conductivity. More in-depth data is viewable at www.CoosaRiver.org/SwimGuide

Coosa Riverkeeper utilizes the standardized state and federal criteria of 235 col/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. Test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

Water samples are collected every Thursday. Results are posted as soon as lab results are available on Friday (typically around noon CT). Results here on Swim Guide indicate E. coli concentrations, further data reporting on other water quality characteristics are published at coosariver.org/swimguide

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 126 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 126 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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