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Missouri whitewater, St. Francis River

St. Francois Madison county, Highway H to Highway 72 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.7 miles
  The Highway H to Highway 72 stretch of St. Francis River in St. Francois Madison County is 10.7 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of St. Francois Madison County and the water flowing gracefully down St. Francis River make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Missouri you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep
    in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The starting point is not too far from Farmington, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nearby hotels are a bit away
from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The beautiful Ozarks scenery is an added bonus. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking  
or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a delightful hiking adventure along the Silver Mine Trail, and at St. Francis River you always meet someone from Doe Run. Yeah, come up here to the Ozarks for a glorious time. You might want to pay a visit to Wildcat Hollow if you're here at St. Francis River. When you're here at St. Francis River it's always fun to stop at St. Joe State Park. All through the months of summer highs here at St.

St. Francis River, Highway H to Highway 72 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 St. Francis River.
 Whitewater Near St. Francis River:
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
St. Francis River, St. Francois Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.7 miles long (Highway H to Highway 72)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 55.4 miles long (Silver Mines Recreation Area to Highway 67)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
 Ski Areas Near St. Francis River:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 51 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near St. Francis River:
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 8 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Farmington, Farmington , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near St. Francis River:
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 4 miles away
St. Joe State Park - Camp Ground 2 - Equestrian, Doe Run, 8 miles away
St Joe State Park, Flat River, 10 miles away
 Trails Near St. Francis River:
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 4 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 15 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 17 miles away
John J Audubon Trail, Ste. Genevieve , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near St. Francis River:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 51 miles away
St. Joe State Park, Missouri , 13 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 16 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near St. Francis River:
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 10 miles away
Crown Pointe Golf Club, Farmington , 10 miles away
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near St. Francis River
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 11 miles away
Newman Lake, Madison , 17 miles away
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 19 miles away

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