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Missouri whitewater, Black River - East Fork

Reynolds county, Johnson's Shut Ins section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2 miles
  You'll meet a lot of folks from Lesterville here, and you can go for a hike on the Taum Sauk Trail. Just can't get enough of the Ozarks. A journey to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park when you're here at Black River - East Fork is a great idea, and close by you come across glorious sites like Cope Hollow. This river is so perfect. Going to Elephant Rocks State Park close to Black River - East Fork is a great thing to do. Black River - East
    Fork usually gets a great deal of rain. Most of the rain falls through November, and January on the other hand is the driest. Through the months of summer at Black River - East Fork temperatures are regularly in the 80's.
Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's; after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Black River - East Fork plunge into the 20's. 

Black River - East Fork, Johnson's Shut Ins road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Black River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Black River - East Fork:
Black River - East Fork, Reynolds County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Johnson's Shut Ins)
Taum Sauk Creek, Iron - Reynolds County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek)
Carver Creek, Iron County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA)
Stouts Creek, Iron County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Highway M west of Ironton)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Black River, Wayne Butler County, 23 miles away
      Class I - 37.5 miles long (Clearwater Dam to Highway W)
 Ski Areas Near Black River - East Fork:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 57 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Black River - East Fork:
Webb Creek Marina, Ellington , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Black River - East Fork:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 15 miles away
Super 8 Potosi, Potosi , 22 miles away
Super 8 Bonne Terre, Bonne Terre , 30 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 30 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River - East Fork:
Lower Taum Sauk Lake - Union Elec, Lesterville, 2 miles away
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park - Equestrian, Lesterville, 2 miles away
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park - Family, Lesterville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Black River - East Fork:
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 12 miles away
Trace Creek Trail, Washington , 16 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River - East Fork:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 31 miles away
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri , 1 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 13 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River - East Fork:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River - East Fork
Council Bluff Lake, Iron , 11 miles away
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 16 miles away
Palmer Lake, Washington , 17 miles away

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