Ripley offers Jackson County a choice of several hotels.  A paddler would also enjoy a stay at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, where the Mill Creek Water Trail begins.  Available in the area is overnight camping at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, near Cottageville; Ruby Lakes, near Sandyville; Cedar lakes Trailer Court, near Ripley; Rippling Waters Campground near Goldtown; and Statts Mill Campground and cabins.