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Missouri whitewater, Taum Sauk Creek

Iron - Reynolds county, Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Missouri and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This section of Taum Sauk Creek in Iron - Reynolds County is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Farmington, as you can see on the road map further down. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and just being
    out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beauty
of the Ozarks is a great plus for this river. The average Missouri whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Taum Sauk Trail is magnificent fun, and you'll meet a lot of people from Lesterville here. This spot, the Ozarks, has so much outdoors amusing stuff. A delightful place like Elephant Rocks State Park next to Taum Sauk Creek is too magnificent to leave out, and going for a hike along the Crane Lake Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. This river is so great. Don't leave Taum Sauk Creek without visiting Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. Taum Sauk Creek sees pretty high levels of rain.

Taum Sauk Creek, Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek 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 Taum Sauk Creek.
 Whitewater Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Taum Sauk Creek, Iron - Reynolds County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Taum Sauk Mountain to Little Taum Sauk Creek)
Carver Creek, Iron County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Highway AA to county road off of Highway AA)
Black River - East Fork, Reynolds County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Johnson's Shut Ins)
Stouts Creek, Iron County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Highway M west of Ironton)
Big Creek, Iron Wayne County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.2 miles long (Highway K west of Annapolis to Sam Baker State Park)
Crane Pond Creek, Iron County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Crane Lake to County Road 134)
Stouts Creek, Iron/ Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Lake Killarney to St. Francis River)
Brewers Creek, St. Francois - Iron - Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Highway V to Highway MM)
Marble Creek, Madison County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 3.8 miles long (USFS Marble Creek Camp Ground to CR 427)
Lower Rock Creek, Madison County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Barren Hollow to Highway E)
 Ski Areas Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Hidden Valley, Missouri , 55 miles away, 250 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Webb Creek Marina, Ellington , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Plain Fancy Bed Breakfast, Ironton , 14 miles away
Super 8 Potosi, Potosi , 21 miles away
Tradition Inn, Farmington , 26 miles away
Quality Inn Farmington, Farmington , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites FARMINGTON, Farmington , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Pilot Knob, 4 miles away
Lower Taum Sauk Lake - Union Elec, Lesterville, 4 miles away
Deer Creek Campground and River Outfitters, Lesterville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Taum Sauk Trail, Iron , 8 miles away
Crane Lake Trail, Iron , 13 miles away
Trace Creek Trail, Washington , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 33 miles away
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri , 5 miles away
Elephant Rocks State Park, Missouri , 9 miles away
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Taum Sauk Creek:
Arcadia Valley Country Club, Ironton , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Taum Sauk Creek
Lake Sacajawea, Washington , 13 miles away
Council Bluff Lake, Iron , 14 miles away
Palmer Lake, Washington , 19 miles away

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