Cliff Jumping in Alabama

Cliff Jumping in the United States of America


Cliff Jumping in Alabama


Cliff Jumping Locations:
Cliff Jumping is a popular sport. Cliff Jumping Adventures posts locations from various sources that are or have at one time been popular. There are likely many different places to cliff jump within a certain area. Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of the locations posted throughout the website because the laws for each area can change quickly. It is the responsibility of the cliff jumper to verify the legal status of the cliff jumping area.



Cliff Jumping Safety:
Cliff Jumping Adventures should be used as a general guide to find suitable locations for cliff jumping. We are not responsible for anything relating to your cliff jumping experience. This includes injuries and/or legal issues. We simply provide a general guide to cliff jumping locations. The areas listed throughout the website currently or have at one time contained a location which matched the requirements for cliff jumping. Requirements include being deep enough, a platform from which to cliff jump, etc.

WARNING: Cliff jumping can be dangerous. The locations listed for cliff jumping may not be eligible year round as water levels can recede and areas can change over time. It is extremely important that every cliff jumper always prepares and surveys the area before attempting a cliff jump. Never jump without knowing how deep it is, how deep you need it to be based upon your weight/the cliff height and whether or not there is debris under the water. Please follow cliff jumping safety rules.

Be aware that many cliff jumpers have either died or altered their lives due to injuries. This includes injuries from low heights. It is never recommended that anyone attempt jumping from heights of 40 feet or more.


The locations listed below are popular locations for cliff jumping in Alabama.


Big Shoal Creek
City/County, State:
Oakville, Alabama
Buffalo River Hoover, Alabama
Lake Guntersville Guntersville, Alabama
High Falls Park Geraldine, Alabama
Jack Creek Lowndes County, Alabama
Lake Nicol Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lake Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lee Creek Lawrence County, Alabama
Lewis Smith Lake Birmingham, Alabama
Little River Canyon National Preserve Fort Payne, Alabama


Big Shoal Creek is a river located in Lawrence County. The elevation is approximately 577 feet above sea level.

Buffalo River flows for 135 miles through the Ozark Mountains. As you travel along the river there are many massive bluffs to choose from.

Guntersville Lake, locally referred to as Lake Guntersville, is located in Northeastern Alabama and is apart of Lake Guntersville State Park. The lake is located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, Alabama. It is Alabama’s largest lake at 69,000 acres and stretches 75 miles from Gunterville Dam to Nickajack Dam.

High Falls Park is about 7 miles northwest of Geraldine, Alabama and about 33 miles from Fort Payne, Alabama. Their waterfall is rated the coolest in Alabama. It has a 25 foot span and 35 foot height. The Falls have been a gathering place for locals for centuries. This area is also a great place for whitewater rafting with a 5.8 mile waterway which offers grade 3 rapids. Little River Canyon is also a nearby area worth checking out.

Jack Creek is a stream in Lowndes County.

Lake Nicol is located in Tuscaloosa County and impounded by Lake Nichol Dam on Yellow Creek. The lake is easily accessible and is well maintained.

Lake Tuscaloosa is located in west central Alabama. Lake Tuscaloosa is located north of Tuscaloosa and southwest of Birmingham. The lake is a reservoir created to provide water for the Tuscaloosa residents and industrial businesses. The reservoir has 177 miles of shoreline and spans across 5,885 acres. It is a very popular location for recreation activities including boating, swimming and fishing.

Lee Creek is located in Chambers County and Lawrence County, Alabama.

Lewis Smith Lake is located about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham. It is in north central Alabama in Cullman, Walker and Winston Counties. The lake was created by the Alabama Power by constructing the Lewis Smith Dam in 1957. It has 500 miles of shoreline. The most popular tourist attraction on Lewis Smith Lake is the Indian Head cliff jump. The Indian Head cliff jump is 70 feet high and is the most dangerous cliff jump on Lewis Smith Lake. Indian Head cliff jump is located on the south shoreline of the lake.

Little River Canyon National Preserve is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Alabama near Fort Payne, Alabama and DeSoto State Park. Little River Canyon National Preserve spans across 15,288 acres and is an area for many recreational activities with its waterfalls, canyons, pools and sandstone cliffs.



Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of locations posted for cliff jumping. We ask that cliff jumpers independently research each location for legality before going. Areas can change over time and local authorities find it necessary to shut down locations due to dangerous conditions. Reasons for closing cliff jumping locations include high accident rates, dangerous underwater rocks, inadequate water depth, water depth that fluctuates, property ownership status, etc.

Research the legal status of every location for cliff jumping before attempting any cliff jump. Never trespass on private property and don't risk jumping at a location that you know to be illegal. You may be ticketed, face legal consequences and put yourself in danger.

We are not responsible for injuries, legal issues or anything else related to your cliff jumping experience.

Cliff Jumping Adventures was created so that others can enjoy the sport of cliff jumping with a fun and safe experience. Follow all safety precautions, verify legal status of the cliff jumping location and enjoy your cliff jumping adventure!


Cliff Jumping in Alabama


Cliff Jumping in Alabama from a 60′ Cliff at Lake Guntersville


Equipment for Cliff Jumping




Cliff Jumping Adventures tries to keep the information regarding cliff jumping as current as possible. The information found on Cliff Jumping Adventures is not guaranteed to be accurate as cliff jumping locations change due to water level, legal status, etc. Please use this website only as a guide to your cliff jumping adventure and verify legality plus all additional information independently.