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Missouri whitewater, Black River

Wayne Butler county, Clearwater Dam to Highway W section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     37.5 miles
 
Campgrounds Near Black River: Big Creek RV Park 7 miles away. Website: http://www.bigcreekrvpark.com e-mail: bigcreekrvpark@hughes.net

Right on Big Creek; 41 sites; all sites 30- and 50-amp electric, water, septic, cable TV, and wi-fi Internet. Fill propane tanks on site, laundry and shower facilities, meeting hall, playground, game room. All sites big-rig friendly. Says Patty Claney (see picture)

It also is by Poplar Bluff,
    Missouri.

it is a fun river to take the family and float or ride a boat down and is fun just bout ne time of the year Says Ryan

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to
master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The wonderful Wayne Butler County scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Clearwater Dam to Highway W section of Black River is 37.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here  
you won't find a large number of other spots. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Clearwater Dam to Highway W section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're coming from Poplar Bluff it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure.

Black River, Clearwater Dam to Highway W 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 Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Wayne Butler County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 37.5 miles long (Clearwater Dam to Highway W)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 27 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 86 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Black River:
BLUFF View Marina, Piedmont , 12 miles away
Clearwater Marina, Piedmont , 12 miles away
Webb Creek Marina, Ellington , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Black River:
Super 8 Poplar Bluff Missouri, Poplar Bluff , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn POPLAR BLUFF, Poplar Bluff , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Poplar Bluff MO, Poplar Bluff , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Poplar Bluff, Poplar Bluff , 16 miles away
Drury Inn Poplar Bluff, Poplar Bluff , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Markham Spring, Mill Spring, 1 miles away
Bradley A. Hammer Memorial Camp Lot 2, Williamsville, 2 miles away
Bradley A. Hammer Memorial Camp Lot 1, Williamsville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Johnson Natural Area Backpack Trail, Wayne , 13 miles away
Lost Creek Nature Trail, Wayne , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 27 miles away
Sam A. Baker State Park, Missouri , 18 miles away
Lake Wappapello State Park, Missouri , 18 miles away
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Piedmont Canyon Club, Piedmont , 12 miles away
Ozark Ridge Golf Course, Poplar Bluff , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River
Beaver Lake, Butler , 10 miles away
Lake Lockloma, Butler , 15 miles away

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