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Iron county, Crane Lake to County Road 134 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     2.1 miles
How far are the class III & IV rapids from Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar, 1285 Estate Dr. Ridgedale, MO 65739 Says Jeff Caulder

The Crane Lake to County Road 134 section of Crane Pond Creek in Iron County is 2.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The beautiful scenery of Iron County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This stretch is short so better bring
    some good walking shoes. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There arenít any hotels
right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Crane Lake to County Road 134 section is one of them. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Farmington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful Ozarks scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Taum Sauk Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Crane Pond Creek is not far at all from Annapolis, and you can have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Crane Lake Trail. Coming to this river is always a good idea.

Crane Pond Creek, Crane Lake to County Road 134 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Crane Pond Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crane Pond Creek:
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Little Rock Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1 miles long (Off of Highway E)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
Carver Creek, Iron County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Stouts Creek, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Highway M west of Ironton)
Taum Sauk Creek, Iron - Reynolds County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek)
Mud Creek, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.4 miles long (Highway D to St. Francis River)
 Ski Areas Near Crane Pond Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 62 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Crane Pond Creek:
BLUFF View Marina, Piedmont , 15 miles away
Clearwater Marina, Piedmont , 15 miles away
Webb Creek Marina, Ellington , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Crane Pond Creek:
Plain Fancy Bed Breakfast, Ironton , 10 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 23 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 23 miles away
Super 8 Farmington, Farmington , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crane Pond Creek:
Marble Creek, Annapolis, 5 miles away
Big Creek RV Park, Annapolis, 6 miles away
Graves Mountain Camp, Lodi, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Crane Pond Creek:
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 1 miles away
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 11 miles away
Silver Mine Trail, Madison , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crane Pond Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 35 miles away
Sam A. Baker State Park, Missouri , 9 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 14 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crane Pond Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 10 miles away
Piedmont Canyon Club, Piedmont , 16 miles away

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