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Missouri whitewater, Marble Creek

Madison county, USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     3.8 miles
 
Serious landowner problems at the takeout have made this run essentially off limits, unless you are willing to paddle down to the St. Francis river and then upstream to the county road. Says Davej

We have a Bed and Breakfast Inn located 13 miles from Marble Creek. We serve hikers and floaters. We are happy to provide early breakfast as well. Says Margot Crowell

The wonderful Missouri scenery and the playfulness of the water
    make the trip here worthwhile. This section of Marble Creek in Madison County is 3.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Missouri is often
easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. 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. If you're coming from Farmington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful Ozarks scenery is an added bonus. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427 section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
There are great spots to look at along the Silver Mine Trail, and there are plenty of people from Annapolis here at Marble Creek.

Marble Creek, USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427 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 Marble Creek.
 Whitewater Near Marble Creek:
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 8 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)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
 Ski Areas Near Marble Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 60 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Marble Creek:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 11 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 19 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marble Creek:
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 2 miles away
Graves Mountain Camp, Lodi, 8 miles away
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Marble Creek:
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 7 miles away
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 8 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marble Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 41 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 Marble Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 11 miles away
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Marble Creek
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 18 miles away
Newman Lake, Madison , 19 miles away

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