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Missouri whitewater, Mud Creek

Madison county, Highway D to St. Francis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV+     1.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The starting point is not too far from Farmington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Highway D to St. Francis River stretch of Mud Creek is 1.4 miles long and it is classified as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. Getting
    your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nature scenery of Missouri and the playfulness
of the water have people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The river winds through the Ozarks and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance  
because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is very short so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Mud Creek; Crane Lake Trail is a nice local trail. Mud Creek is close to Mud Creek Shut-in which is certainly worth going to. Good hiking is available along the Silver Mine Trail, and the summits of the Smith Mountains add much beauty to the region. This river is always fun. All through the warmest time of the year here at Mud Creek, high temperatures usually reach the 80's; the overnight is a tad chillier of course, regularly in the 60's.

Mud Creek, Highway D to St. Francis River 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 Mud Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mud Creek:
Mud Creek, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 1 miles away
      Class I - 55.4 miles long (Silver Mines Recreation Area to Highway 67)
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
St. Francis River, St. Francois Madison County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.7 miles long (Highway H to Highway 72)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
 Ski Areas Near Mud Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 55 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Mud Creek:
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 12 miles away
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 12 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mud Creek:
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 1 miles away
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 8 miles away
St. Joe State Park - Camp Ground 2 - Equestrian, Doe Run, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Mud Creek:
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 1 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 13 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mud Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 48 miles away
Sam A. Baker State Park, Missouri , 15 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 17 miles away
St. Joe State Park, Missouri , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mud Creek:
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 9 miles away
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 12 miles away
Crown Pointe Golf Club, Farmington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Mud Creek
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 11 miles away
Newman Lake, Madison , 16 miles away

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