Dent Shannon Carter Ripley
Montauk State Park to Doniphan section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.
CLASS I 125 miles
I grew up near this stretch of the Current River. It is really peaceful and one of the most spots I've seen. I like Deer Lodge camp site. We had many family picnics here during 1960-76. Says Linda Morris (see picture)
The Montauk State Park to Doniphan section of Current River is 125 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Dent Shannon Carter Ripley County and the sparkling
of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are no other stretches to paddle along Current River than the Montauk State Park to Doniphan stretch. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The beauty of the Ozarks is a great plus for this
river. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. There's camping available near Current River.