Five Mile Creek Canoe Company

Owned by the Town of Brookside, The Five Mile Canoe Company is one of the only sources of income for the town.

Visitors from over 21 countries have visited Brookside to enjoy canoeing and camping.

FMC Canoe Launch Map

Paddlers Checklist

Mailing Address
Five Mile Canoe Company
P.O. Box 142
Brookside, Al 35036

For Reservations Call : 205-674-5550

Daily Rental Rates
$40 and up for Canoe
$30 and up for Kayak

$15 for one Shuttle, $25 for two
Please call ahead so we can help plan your fun day on the creek!

OPEN Monday through Sunday  – call for reservation

Brookside Town Hall 205-674-9275 M-F 8-5
Canoe Manager 205-910-4746 Sat and After 5PM
Canoe Manager home 205-674-6303
Fax at Town Hall 205-674-9547
Sorry – we can not accept Visa/Mastercard

Adventure Awaits You!
Open for paddling March to November – weather and water level permitting.
Five Mile Creek offers 26 miles of some of Alabama’s finest spring and early summer canoeing and kayaking located within 20 minutes of downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Large group trips
We welcome Park & Recreation Youth, YMCA Groups, Church Groups, Singles, Families, Friends, and Clubs.

Reservations for large groups required at least 3 days in advance

Launch Times are 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for Groups of 4 or more.

Discounts and coupons available.

If you have your own boat we provide park and ride our shuttle for $10 per boat

Brookside’s Campground on Five Mile Creek has bathrooms, pavilion, playground, 2 mile walking track, fishing, swimming hole and more! Camping rates on the  Brookside Campground $20 per campsite per night. Water and electric included. WIFI and laundry.

Please call Town Clerk Debbie Keedy to obtain permission and a camping permit 205-674-9275
On weekends call 205-910-4746.
205-674-5550 weekends


All of our paddling trips are hands on experiences. You are responsible for carrying the boats to and from the creek. Because of changing creek conditions you will need to wear a pair of old shoes so that you can wade in the water just in case you need to exit your vessel and walk it through a shallow spot in the creek. So, there is work involved –just as with any creek paddling adventure. If you have no paddling experience let us know and we will gladly give you a short demo, but you will need to come early to allow time for this consultation.

State Summary of Rivers

Fivemile Creek At Lawson Road Near Tarrant AL

Fivemile CreekPrudes Creek Near Graysville,AL

Fivemile Creek Near Republic,AL

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Five Mile Creek Canoe Company

Owned By the Town of Brookside

Contact: Mayor Roger McCondichie


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