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Missouri whitewater, Stouts Creek

Iron Madison county, Lake Killarney to St. Francis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Missouri are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Lake Killarney to St. Francis River section of Stouts Creek is 4.7 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. 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. There's camping available near Stouts Creek. When you're paddling down a Ozarks river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. On this section you do get some distance,
you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Lake Killarney to St. Francis River section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The starting location is a short drive from Farmington,  
if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The natural beauty of Missouri and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
During your spree to Stouts Creek you'll meet some folks from Ironton for sure. Elephant Rocks State Park is a good place to go if you're at Stouts Creek, and the Silver Mine Trail offers hiking at its best. This river has it all. Taum Sauk Mountain State Park is worth stopping at if you're at Stouts Creek, and Stouts Creek is right by the Taum Sauk Trail.

Stouts Creek, Lake Killarney 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 Stouts Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stouts Creek:
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 55.4 miles long (Silver Mines Recreation Area to Highway 67)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
 Ski Areas Near Stouts Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 52 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Stouts Creek:
Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast, Ironton , 7 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 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 Stouts Creek:
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 7 miles away
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 8 miles away
Bismarck Camp, Bismarck, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Stouts Creek:
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 7 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 10 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stouts Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 45 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 11 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 12 miles away
St. Joe State Park, Missouri , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stouts Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 7 miles away
Crown Pointe Golf Club, Farmington , 14 miles away
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Stouts Creek
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 16 miles away
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 16 miles away

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