Five Mile Creek Canoe Company and Campground

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.

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.

GPS location of the canoe company 33.6372398   -86.923214

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

For Canoe/Kayak Reservations Call : 205-674-5550

Daily Rental Rates for Canoe and Kayak
Shuttle available for fee  
Please call ahead so we can help plan your fun day on the creek!

OPEN Monday through Sunday  from March to  November.

Brookside Town Hall      205-674-9275       M-F 8-5
Canoe Manager               205-910-4746      Sat and After 5PM

 FMC Canoe Launch Map

Paddlers Checklist


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.

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


Campground on Five Mile Creek has bathrooms, pavilion, playground, 2 mile walking track, fishing, swimming hole and more! Check with city clerk for camping rates . Water and electric included.  

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