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Missouri whitewater, North River

Marion county, Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     17 miles
  This stretch of North River is 17 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I(II) section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Marion County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit
    more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Since you're on this site
you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Hannibal it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a  
very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for people from Palmyra, and a spree to Wakonda State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. The warmest time of the year at North River comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. All through the winter the highs are generally in the 30's with temperatures at North River dipping down into the 10's during winter nights. An average amount of rain falls at North River. July is the month that gets the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month.

North River, Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near North River.
 Whitewater Near North River:
North River, Marion County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 17 miles long (Mo. County Road 530 to Highway 61 bridge)
Cedar Creek, Adams County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Parker Heights Entrance at 5th St to Bob Bangart Park)
Fall Creek, Adams County, 21 miles away
      Class I-IV - 2 miles long (End of Gorge Trail to Parking Lot)
Bear Creek, Adams County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (CR900E to Highway 96)
 Ski Areas Near North River:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 93 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near North River:
Art Keller Marina, Quincy , 14 miles away
Indian Creek Marina, Monroe City , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near North River:
Budget Inn Palmyra, Palmyra , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Hannibal, Hannibal , 12 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Hannibal , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Quincy, Quincy , 14 miles away
Budget Host Inn Quincy, Quincy , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North River:
Sunrise Access, Maywood, 6 miles away
Black Hawk Access, Durham, 7 miles away
Soulard Access, Taylor, 8 miles away
 Trails Near North River:
Hickory Bluff Trail, Ralls , 16 miles away
Lick Creek Trail, Ralls , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near North River:
Wakonda State Park, Missouri , 12 miles away
Mark Twain State Park, Missouri , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North River:
Jackson Park Golf Course, Palmyra , 4 miles away
Norwoods Golf Club, Hannibal , 10 miles away
American Legion Golf Course, Hannibal , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near North River
Mark Twain Lake, Ralls , 15 miles away

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