Lower Rock Creek is the probably the most difficult creek run in the St. Francis Mountains. The logistics are bad and the whitewater is hard.

I finally ran it in 2008. Here’s the story.


Class IV. It drops 320′ in 2.5 miles with one 1 mile section dropping 200′.


To get to the put-in, you must hike 2 miles across private land, so I’m not going to tell you where it is. Take a look at the map below and you can probably figure it out.

The take-out is on hwy E. Heading from Fredricktown, it’s the first creek after the St. Francis river.