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Missouri whitewater, Turkey Creek

Madison county, Highway 72 to St. Francis River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.6 miles
 
Anyone out there have or know where to see pictures of Turkey Creek?  E-mail me at: djacks@centurytel.net THANKS!!! Says David J.

The starting point is not too far from Farmington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this
    state are pretty easy. The wild scenery of the Ozarks is great. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The Highway 72 to St. Francis River stretch of Turkey
Creek in Missouri is 2.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The nature scenery of Missouri and the water flowing gracefully down Turkey Creek will make you feel great. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Highway 72 to St. Francis  
River section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Turkey Creek, you can go for a hike along the Silver Mine Trail. A great spot to go to near Turkey Creek is Mud Creek Shut-in, and on a nice day you can take a hike along the Crane Lake Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. The amount of rain that falls at Turkey Creek is close to the national average.

Turkey Creek, Highway 72 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 Turkey Creek.
 Whitewater Near Turkey Creek:
Turkey Creek, Madison County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison Wayne County, 1 miles away
      Class I - 55.4 miles long (Silver Mines Recreation Area to Highway 67)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.3 miles long (Millstream Gardens to Silver Mines)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
St. Francis River, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 3.2 miles long (Highway 72 to Millstream Gardens)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
St. Francis River, St. Francois Madison County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.7 miles long (Highway H to Highway 72)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Little St. Francis River, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Highway 72 to St. Francis River)
 Ski Areas Near Turkey Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 55 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Turkey Creek:
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 11 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Farmington, Farmington , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Turkey Creek:
Silver Mines, Knob Lick, 1 miles away
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 10 miles away
St. Joe State Park - Camp Ground 2 - Equestrian, Doe Run, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Turkey Creek:
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 1 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 15 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 16 miles away
John J Audubon Trail, Ste. Genevieve , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Turkey Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 49 miles away
St. Joe State Park, Missouri , 17 miles away
Sam A. Baker State Park, Missouri , 17 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Turkey Creek:
Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown , 8 miles away
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 13 miles away
Crown Pointe Golf Club, Farmington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Turkey Creek
Mine La Motte Lake, Madison , 10 miles away
Newman Lake, Madison , 15 miles away

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