Access site to be dedicated at Old Cahawba

Published 4:41 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

The Alabama Historical Commission will hold a public dedication of the Cahaba Blueway access site located at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Old Cahawba is one of 15 Cahaba River accesses that are officially being designated as Cahaba Blueway access sites during the month of April.

The Cahaba River connects 6 counties along it’s 200-mile course, flowing from Trussville to Selma. As the only undammed river in Alabama it is one of the most diverse and scenic rivers in North America.

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The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development and its partners developed the Cahaba Blueway program to raise awareness of the river as a recreational destination, provide navigational information, and make getting on and off the water easier.

Program partners have created a website at where people can get all of the information they need to plan a trip on the river.   The site features a map with information about each access point, river safety tips, and links to local paddling outfitters.