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Oklahoma whitewater, Blue River

Johnston county, Highway 7 to Cheadle Falls Close to Wapanucka section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     9.5 miles
 
The put in coordinates are wrong.† They should be 34.361950, -96.590582. Says Johnny Johnson

The scenic beauty of Johnston County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a short drive from Ada, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Oklahoma you might find the rivers here
    a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations
you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good spots for that around here. The campgrounds here at Blue River are pretty good. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. On this section  
you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. This section of Blue River in Oklahoma is 9.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some fine people from Coleman here. The yearly precipitation here at Blue River is about average. May is the month that gets the most rain, and January is the month with the least moisture. For the duration of the long summer days at Blue River temperatures are generally in the 90's; the night is fairly cooler of course, mostly in the 70's.

Blue River, Highway 7 to Cheadle Falls Close to Wapanucka 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 Blue River.
 Whitewater Near Blue River:
Blue River, Johnston County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Highway 7 to Cheadle Falls Close to Wapanucka)
Pennington Creek, Johnston County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 9 miles long (Highway 7 to Tishomingo)
 Marinas Near Blue River:
Newberry Creek Resort and Marina, Mead , 18 miles away
Little Glasses Resort, Madill , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Blue River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Durant, Durant , 20 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Durant, Durant , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN Markita Inn, Durant , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sand Bass Inn & Suites, Madill , 20 miles away
American Inn Madill, Madill , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blue River:
Pennington Creek Park, Tishomingo, 11 miles away
Cumberland Cove Resort, Madill, 15 miles away
Boggy Depot Park - Chickasaw Nation, Caney, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blue River:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur - OK , 32 miles away
Eisenhower State Park, Texas , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Blue River
Webb Lake, Johnston , 10 miles away

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