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South Dakota whitewater, Whitewood Creek

Lawerence county, Highway 14A to Whitewood section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(V+)     8 miles
  The Highway 14A to Whitewood section of Whitewood Creek in South Dakota is 8 miles long and it is classified as a class III+(V+) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Spearfish. The Black Hills scenery is wonderful. The nature scenery of South Dakota and the water flowing gracefully down Whitewood Creek will make you feel great. The average South Dakota whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends
    to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. Whitewood Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Highway 14A to Whitewood section is the only one. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. 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:
Whitewood Creek is a spot with many visitors from Whitewood. Summertime highs at Whitewood Creek mostly tend to be in the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and overnight lows throughout the wintertime for Whitewood Creek tend to be in the 0's. Not much precipitation falls here at Whitewood Creek. June is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is January.


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These outdoors activities are available near Whitewood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Whitewood Creek:
Spearfish Creek, Lawernce County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 1.5 miles long (City Park to Evans Park)
Redwater, Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 85 to first bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Whitewood Creek:
Terry Peak, South Dakota , 15 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Whitewood Creek:
First Gold Hotel And Casino, Deadwood , 7 miles away
SpringHill Suites Deadwood, Deadwood , 7 miles away
Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Deadwood , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites STURGIS, Sturgis , 7 miles away
Super 8 Sturgis, Sturgis , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Whitewood Creek:
Rolling Thunder Campground, Whitewood, 1 miles away
Deadwood KOA Kampground, Deadwood, 8 miles away
Big Rig RV Park, Sturgis, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Whitewood Creek:
Silver Arrow Trail, Pennington , 18 miles away
Rapid Creek Trail, Pennington , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Whitewood Creek:
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone - SD , 32 miles away
Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer - SD , 34 miles away
Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota , 15 miles away
Custer State Park, South Dakota , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Whitewood Creek:
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club, Spearfish , 6 miles away
Tomahawk Country Club, Deadwood , 8 miles away
Spearfish Canyon Golf Course, Spearfish , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Whitewood Creek
Belle Fourche Reservoir, Butte , 13 miles away
Dalton Lake, Lawrence , 16 miles away

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