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Missouri whitewater, Meramec River

Phelps Crawford Franklin county, Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I     67 miles
On your Missouri Whitewater page, you list several Illiois rivers. You don't mention many Missouri rivers like the upper Jack's Fork, a level I/II, the North Fork of the White River, Bryant's Creek, and the Niangua, among others. Just thought you should know! John Robinson, former Missouri director of tourism. Says cjrobin

The Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns stretch of Meramec River in Missouri is 67 miles long and has been rated
    as a class I section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers
in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful scenery of Missouri and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. The starting location is a short drive from Rolla, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A stretch of this  
length does require some preparations, so better bring your camping gear along. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the Ozarks is great. The Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Meramec River without first going for a hike along the Berryman Trail. Going to Onondaga Cave State Park near Meramec River is a delightful thing to do, and if you're stopping by from Leasburg, you won't be the only one.

Meramec River, Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns 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 Meramec River.
 Whitewater Near Meramec River:
Meramec River, Phelps Crawford Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class I - 67 miles long (Maramec Spring to Meramec Caverns)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rafting Camping-Rv Resort, Crawford County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Meramec River:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 47 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Meramec River:
Indian Hills Lake Marina, Cuba , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Meramec River:
Comfort Inn Sullivan, Sullivan , 8 miles away
Super 8 Sullivan, Sullivan , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Sullivan, Sullivan , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Sullivan, Sullivan , 9 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Cuba, Cuba , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meramec River:
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg, 1 miles away
Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort, Leasburg, 2 miles away
Blue Springs Ranch Campground, Bourbon, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Meramec River:
Berryman Trail, Washington , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meramec River:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 61 miles away
Onondaga Cave State Park, Missouri , 0 miles away
Meramec State Park, Missouri , 16 miles away
Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meramec River:
Sullivan Country Club, Sullivan , 10 miles away
Cuba Lakes Golf & Country Club, Cuba , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Meramec River
Tea Lakes, Gasconade , 17 miles away
Lost Lake, Crawford , 19 miles away

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