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Oklahoma whitewater, Jimmy Creek

Comanche county, Close to Meers Cafe to Lake Lawtonka section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  This stretch of Jimmy Creek in Comanche County is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The nature scenery of Oklahoma and the water flowing gracefully down Jimmy Creek make the trip here worthwhile. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
    spots in Oklahoma are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as
well. The put-in location is a short drive from Lawton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Wichita Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater  
    rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Medicine Park love to come to Jimmy Creek. Jimmy Creek is a good spot of normal rainfall.
  During May this area sees the most rain; January is when it's the driest. Through the months of summer, highs commonly are in the 90's at Jimmy Creek while overnight lows are usually in the 60's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 40's, and night lows at Jimmy Creek through the wintertime regularly drop into the 20's.

Jimmy Creek, Close to Meers Cafe to Lake Lawtonka 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 Jimmy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jimmy Creek:
Jimmy Creek, Comanche County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Close to Meers Cafe to Lake Lawtonka)
 Marinas Near Jimmy Creek:
School House Slough, Lawton , 6 miles away
Ralph's Resort, Elgin , 15 miles away
Fort Cobb Lake Marina, Fort Cobb , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Jimmy Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lawton / Fort Sill, Lawton , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Lawton, Lawton , 12 miles away
Candlewood Suites LAWTON FORT SILL, Lawton , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Lawton, Lawton , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Lawton, Lawton , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jimmy Creek:
Lake Lawtonka - Robinson's Landing, Meers, 2 miles away
Lake Elmer Thomas Rec Area, Medicine Park, 5 miles away
Letra Campground and Picnic Area, Comanche County, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jimmy Creek:
Fort Cobb Lake State Park, Oklahoma , 24 miles away
Great Plains State Park, Oklahoma , 29 miles away
Crowder Lake State Park, Oklahoma , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jimmy Creek:
Lawton Country Club, Lawton , 12 miles away
Lawton Golf Course, Lawton , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Jimmy Creek
Quanah Parker Lake, Comanche , 7 miles away
Lake Ellsworth, Comanche , 14 miles away
Weidenmaier Lakes, Caddo , 18 miles away

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