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Missouri whitewater, Little Rock Creek

Madison county, Off of Highway E section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV+     1 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Madison County and the water flowing gracefully down Little Rock Creek will make you feel great. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This section is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great
    campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Farmington it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Off of Highway E section of Little Rock Creek in Missouri is 1
miles long and has been rated as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. The Off of Highway E section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Ozarks scenery is wonderful. Some  
people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Little Rock Creek, you can go for a hike along the Silver Mine Trail. Sam A. Baker State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Little Rock Creek, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Crane Lake Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. A fine site right next door to Little Rock Creek is Bill Smith Hollow. The warmest time of the year at Little Rock Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's.

Little Rock Creek, Off of Highway E 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 Little Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Rock Creek:
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 0 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 55.4 miles long (Silver Mines Recreation Area to Highway 67)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
 Ski Areas Near Little Rock Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 60 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Little Rock Creek:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 12 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 18 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Rock Creek:
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 3 miles away
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 7 miles away
Coldwater Access, Lodi, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Little Rock Creek:
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 7 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 9 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Rock Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 42 miles away
Sam A. Baker State Park, Missouri , 9 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 17 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Rock Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 12 miles away
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Rock Creek
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 16 miles away
Newman Lake, Madison , 18 miles away

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