Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 Whitewater Races

March is the month for the Missouri Whitewater Races held at Millstream Gardens on the St. Francis River.  It is sponsored by the Missouri Whitewater Association.  We've been a few times over the years, but made and extended trip of it this year.

 The rocks at Big Drop are a favorite gathering place for spectators.

Looking up the course from near Big Drop.  The start of the race is down the hill from the pavilion.

 Can you get yourself through the gates?

 Zack is ready to call it a day.

For the trip we camped at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park.  After spending the day at the races we played on the rocks at shut-ins.


The old campground at Johnson Shut-Ins was destroyed when 1.3 billion gallons of water from the Taum Sauk Reservoir came rushing down.  The scour path is amazing.

Below you can see the rebuilt reservoir.