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Missouri whitewater, Stouts Creek

Iron county, Highway M west of Ironton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     1 miles
  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 not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The wonderful Missouri scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Stouts Creek have people coming here. If you're coming from Farmington it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further
    down the page with more info on that. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. You can
pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Highway M west of Ironton section is one of them. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Highway M west of Ironton section of Stouts Creek in Missouri is  
1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. Whitewater paddling here in the Ozarks is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Elephant Rocks State Park is a great place to pop by, and Wallace Hollow is a fine spot to check out. If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the Ozarks. A journey to Taum Sauk Mountain State Park rejuvenates the spirit, and there's fine hiking along the Taum Sauk Trail. This is such a great river. There are plenty of folks from Pilot Knob here at Stouts Creek, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Stouts Creek; Crane Lake Trail is a delightful local trail.

Stouts Creek, Highway M west of Ironton 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 Stouts Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stouts Creek:
Stouts Creek, Iron County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Highway M west of Ironton)
Taum Sauk Creek, Iron - Reynolds County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek)
Carver Creek, Iron County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Black River - East Fork, Reynolds County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Johnson's Shut Ins)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
 Ski Areas Near Stouts Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 51 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Stouts Creek:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 5 miles away
Super 8 Potosi, Potosi , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 20 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stouts Creek:
Ketcherside Mt Camp, Arcadia, 2 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Pilot Knob, 3 miles away
Buford Mountain Camp, Middle Brook, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Stouts Creek:
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 1 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 11 miles away
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stouts Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 39 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 3 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 5 miles away
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stouts Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 5 miles away
Terre Du Lac Country Club, Bonne Terre , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Stouts Creek
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 10 miles away
Council Bluff Lake, Iron , 16 miles away

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