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Mississippi whitewater, Chunky River

Newton county, Chunky River Close to Chunky section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

I paddled this in October 2008 from the easternmost bridge at Hwy. 80 near the town of Chunky to the bridge at Point Wanita Lake Road. It was a short trip.

The water flow was good with some dragging. October is a dry month. The fishing was outstanding and I landed several Kentucky spotteds and a few largemouth. Some shoals, nice scenery and a pretty lazy float. I'd recommend it, though it's not terribly exciting. The country is fairly
    remote/rural and there aren't houses all along the bank. River traffic was non-existent and the water was reasonably clear with a rocky bottom. Says Brian Blackley

Made the trip from Chunky to the old bridge on May
8, 2010. Very good trip. Water @ about 3 1/2 ft. Very quite on river and very relaxing. Highly recommend. Says Lowell W.

I was wanting to find the location of the rental shop in Chunky, I LIVE IN THE MERIDIAN area. Says Shawn Minor

I am very interested in coming out to the Chunky River for some rafting. Can you give me more info? Says Ashley

The nature scenery of Newton County and the cool fresh water beats anything.
Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Chunky River Close to Chunky section is one of them. If you're coming from Meridian it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Chunky River, Chunky River Close to Chunky road map
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These outdoors activities are available near Chunky River.
 Whitewater Near Chunky River:
Chunky River, Newton County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Chunky River Close to Chunky)
 Marinas Near Chunky River:
Cove's Nest Marina, Collinsville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Chunky River:
Americas Best Value Inn Meridian, Meridian , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Meridian, Meridian , 16 miles away
Red Roof Inn Meridian, Meridian , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Meridian, Meridian , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Meridian, Meridian , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chunky River:
Dunns Falls -, Stonewall, 9 miles away
Twiltley Branch, Collinsville, 12 miles away
Gin Creek, Collinsville, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chunky River:
Clarkco State Park, Mississippi , 20 miles away
Nanih Waiya State Park, Mississippi , 35 miles away
Golden Memorial State Park, Mississippi , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chunky River:
Northwood Country Club, Meridian , 16 miles away
Briarwood Country Club, Meridian , 20 miles away

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