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Mississippi whitewater, Okatoma Creek

Covington county, MS Highway 590 to Lux section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     19 miles
 
My 80- year-old mother-in-law wants to go white water rafting for her birthday in May. What are your rates? Do you think an 80-year-old could handle the river? Says Kim Sturgill

Yes, there is a great rental company on the Okatoma. We also have a paddling club (see www.canoemississippi.com) and organize floats. The Okatoma float is the best I've found in Mississippi...the only thing approaching whitewater that I have found...with some
    waterfalls and a really kewl ''chute.'' If you want some leisurely floats...try Black Creek or the Bogue Chitto. Says Creek Freek John

Is there a Phone # to contact someone about the pricing of the day trips? Says
Terry

I am very interested in trying some white water rafting. I live in New Orleans, LA. I have been a competitive swimmer for over 18 years and want to try something new but stay in the water! Says Ashley

This stretch of Okatoma Creek in Mississippi is 19 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Mississippi scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will
 
make you feel great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the MS Highway 590 to Lux stretch is one of them. The starting location is a short drive from Hattiesburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Okatoma Creek, MS Highway 590 to Lux 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 Okatoma Creek.
 Whitewater Near Okatoma Creek:
Okatoma Creek, Covington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (MS Highway 590 to Lux)
 Hotels Near Okatoma Creek:
Candlewood Suites HATTIESBURG, Hattiesburg , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites HATTIESBURG-UNIVERSITY, Hattiesburg , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg , 12 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg , 12 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Okatoma Creek:
Shady Cove RV Park, Hattiesburg, 6 miles away
Okatoma River Resort, Hattiesburg, 9 miles away
Big Creek Waterpark, Soso, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Okatoma Creek:
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze - FL , 67 miles away
Paul B. Johnson State Park, Mississippi , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Okatoma Creek:
Pine Belt National Golf Course, Moselle , 9 miles away
Hattiesburg Country Club, Hattiesburg , 11 miles away
Canebrake Golf Club, Hattiesburg , 11 miles away

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