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Missouri whitewater, South Fabius River

MARION county, Hester Wildlife Area to Highway 61 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     0 miles
  This section of South Fabius River is 0 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Missouri is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The starting location is a short drive from Marshall, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near
    South Fabius River. This is the only paddling stretch along South Fabius River. This is a very short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The nature scenery of Missouri and the
sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
South Fabius River is near Crowder State Park which is a pretty place, and there are plenty of people from Gilman City here. Summertime highs
 
at South Fabius River ordinarily tend to be in the 80's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 60's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at South Fabius River plunge into the 10's. From a precipitation point of view South Fabius River is a reasonably typical site. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest month is January.

South Fabius River, Hester Wildlife Area to Highway 61 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 South Fabius River.
 Ski Areas Near South Fabius River:
Snow Creek, Missouri , 93 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
Seven Oaks, Iowa , 100 miles away, 275 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
 Hotels Near South Fabius River:
Country Home Inn, Trenton , 10 miles away
Super 8 Bethany MO, Bethany , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Bethany, Bethany , 20 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Chillicothe , 24 miles away
Days Inn Chillicothe, Chillicothe , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Fabius River:
Crowder State Park, Trenton, 6 miles away
Wayne Helton Memorial Wildlife Area - Lot 1, Gilman City, 7 miles away
Wayne Helton Memorial Wildlife Area - Lot 2, Gilman City, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Fabius River:
Crowder State Park, Missouri , 6 miles away
Nine Eagles State Park, Iowa , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Fabius River:
Riverside Country Club, Trenton , 13 miles away
Princeton Country Club, Princeton , 16 miles away
Daviess County Country Club, Gallatin , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near South Fabius River
Leisure Lake, Grundy , 3 miles away

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