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Old 04-25-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Does anybody know of a quarry or something in the area where you can cliff jump into the water?? pm please

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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You're a little bit out of the quarry area down here lad. I know of a few up in KY, IL, and MO that will scare the bejeebers out of you the first time you go off the edge though. Elephant Rocks SP in So. MO has one that is about 60' above the water and is a "jump as far out as your legs will take you" kind of cliff as it is shallow right up close to the face of the rock wall! Over in KY Lake and Barclay Lake at Party Cove there is a quarry bluff that has some of the coolest graffiti and some pretty good jump points. Problem is that quarry is part of the lake and is so full of boats most summer weekends that you take your life in your hands trying to miss the boats! So. IL doesn't have any "famous" quarries that I know of but there are plenty of gravel pits and sandstone quarries that have filled up with crystal clear water over the years and they have some killer bass in them too!!

One quarry down by Cyprus was a lead mine at one time and they took out the lead by cutting shafts in the rock substrate. Later on, they decided to quarry out the limestone and they went down about 180' until it got so full of water that they had to halt taking out the limestone. It's pretty cool to stand on the edge of that quarry and look across and see all these shafts from the old lead mine that just end on the face of the rock walls.

Hey, it's only a short drive up there, I make it in 10 hours to the IL/Ky border and I go right past KY and Barclay Lakes on the way. If you want to jump, take a road trip and knock yourself out, son!!
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Sand and red clay here but no limestone. Tennessee has a lot of them. Probably north Alabama.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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yeah i figured...we have a few in gainesville and one of the jumps is 70ft so we've been having fun off that one.....just wondering

and i am familiar with the bass fishing and quarries up north. Our family moved down from chicago 2 years ago and ive been at UF...so i havent been able to go back. They are some of the prettiest places in the midwest though!!

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There are, or were, several in N. Alabama. We used to go every weekend when I was a kid. We would jump and fish all day. The water in all of them was crystal clear. I went back to one several years ago and they had filled it in. It was MASSIVE. I have no idea how or why filled it in.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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Lake Martin, Chimney Rock, Eclectic, Al
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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+2 on lake martin, boats and a BIG party
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Not down here , and be careful because the shallow waters we have are very unforgiving and nothing like the clean bottom that guy was diving into.

skipping school at Tate high was fun in the day and we would go to Muskogee river to keep cool in the summer.
on our 3rd dive off of the train trussle my friend hit a submerged piling from what must have been the old trussle.
he is paralysed from neck down and we barely pulled him out from under some logs before he drowned.
our rivers deserve respect if you dive into them from anywhere around here. roots and stumps are hiding and waiting in the current

have fun , be aware , old guys didn't get old by accident
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #9
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Simple, just jump off Bridges like we did growing up! Best jump for us used to be at Mid Bay Bridge. Take a boat out to the channel and tie off on the outside of channel guards. There's a ladder which stops just under the road and there's a platform which overhangs the water. About 65-70 ft high. Scary.

You get caught though, and you're in trouble.


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Old 04-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #10
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17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
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