Here Are 9 Facts You Never Knew About Alabama's Longest Free-Flowing River
It’s no secret that Alabama is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Among the state’s most beautiful outdoor spots is its rivers. One Alabama river that provides many outdoor recreational opportunities and lots of beautiful scenery is the Cahaba River. Nine more facts you may or may not know about this scenic river are listed below.
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1. The Cahaba River is one of the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the U.S.
2. With a length of 194 miles, the Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama.
3. The Cahaba River is home to more fish species per mile than any other river in the U.S.
4. South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama are the only three states where you'll find the Cahaba River.
5. The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, which is a portion of the Cahaba River that was established in 2002, is home to the beautiful Cahaba lily.
6. For more than 100 miles, the Cahaba River and Black Warrior River run parallel to each other.
7. The Cahaba River was once known to the natives of the area as Ika Uba, and it first appeared on a map as Caba in 1732.
8. One of the most popular canoeing and kayaking destinations in the Southeast is the Cahaba River.
9. The Cahaba River ends at the former town of Cahaba, which is now known as Old Cahawba - Alabama's most famous ghost town.
Which of these nine facts were you already familiar with, and which ones surprised you the most? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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