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Illinois whitewater, Fall Creek

Adams county, End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     2 miles
 
Why is this place closed down now? So many people could benefit from this wonderful place. Says Lzzy

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Quincy, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Adams County scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book
    a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Fall Creek in Adams County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-IV section. A good workout and just hanging out
with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This  
is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Fall Creek there are plenty of folks from Payson. The amount of precipitation that falls at Fall Creek is close to the national average. July is the wettest month with most rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Fall Creek. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 60's.

Fall Creek, End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Fall Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fall Creek:
Fall Creek, Adams County, 0 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot)
Cedar Creek, Adams County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park)
Bear Creek, Adams County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (CR900E to Highway 96)
North River, Marion County, 25 miles away
      Class I(II) - 17 miles long (Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Fall Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 80 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park, Illinois , 94 miles away, 262 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Fall Creek:
Art Keller Marina, Quincy , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
BEST WESTERN On The River, Hannibal , 6 miles away
Hannibal Garden House Bed and, Hannibal , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hannibal, Hannibal , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Hannibal, Hannibal , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn QUINCY, Quincy , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
John Hay, Hannibal, 6 miles away
Bayview Campers Park, Palmyra, 8 miles away
Bayview Camper's Park, Hannibal, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
Wakonda State Park, Missouri , 20 miles away
Mark Twain State Park, Missouri , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Norwoods Golf Club, Hannibal , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Lakeshore Hills Lake, Adams , 9 miles away

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