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Missouri whitewater, Carver Creek

Iron county, Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     1 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA stretch of Carver Creek in Iron County is 1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The wonderful Missouri scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
    If you're coming from Farmington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There's camping available near Carver Creek. The nearby
hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful Ozarks scenery is an added bonus. This stretch is very short so no need to bring snacks. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.  
There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Carver Creek is in the vicinity of Elephant Rocks State Park which is a lovely location, and you'll probably meet some people from Annapolis here. Now, you may assume that's lots but there's even more fun stuff to do here in the Ozarks. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Crane Lake Trail; Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park is a tremendous spot to stretch your legs a bit. This is such a wonderful river. The Taum Sauk Trail offers hiking at its best. Lots of rainfall falls at Carver Creek.

Carver Creek, Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA 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 Carver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Carver Creek:
Carver Creek, Iron County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA)
Taum Sauk Creek, Iron - Reynolds County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek)
Stouts Creek, Iron County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Highway M west of Ironton)
Black River - East Fork, Reynolds County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Johnson's Shut Ins)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
 Ski Areas Near Carver Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 56 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Carver Creek:
Webb Creek Marina, Ellington , 17 miles away
BLUFF View Marina, Piedmont , 20 miles away
Clearwater Marina, Piedmont , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Carver Creek:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 8 miles away
Super 8 Potosi, Potosi , 23 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 24 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Carver Creek:
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Pilot Knob, 3 miles away
Ketcherside Mt Camp, Arcadia, 3 miles away
Big Creek RV Park, Annapolis, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Carver Creek:
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 6 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 9 miles away
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Carver Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 34 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 8 miles away
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri , 9 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Carver Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Carver Creek
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 14 miles away
Council Bluff Lake, Iron , 17 miles away

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