Float Trips in Missouri
In the beauty of the Ozarks there’s a list of things to do outdoors. It’s a perfect place for a family vacation and a magical place to take a significant other. The orange and reds of fall and the luscious green in the summers make any time of year a perfect time to fall in love with the Ozarks. It’s a great place to road trip with a gang of friends, too! Missouri is filled with rivers, state parks and natural beauty perfect for your outdoor desires. So scratch that travel itch and lets get to floating! Here are a list of popular float trips you can take this summer in Missouri.
Jacks River Fork
“Catch the Magic” here starting around Alley Spring and ending in Eminence, Missouri with this 25 mile long river coined the most scenic river float of them all. The warm pristine water, the serene views, and the company you choose to take, this river is good for a float or canoe trip for all ages. There are plenty of places to rent and camp so be sure to look into booking an a reservation before you head out!
While the depth fluctuates, the beauty remains consistent here in at this riverfront resort. In the small town of Leasburg, this river trip is ideal for a relaxing family trip rather than a party float. The Huzzah Valley resort has plenty options to rent and camp; one review evens raves it being “the best campsite in the world”. I’ll let you decide.
Discover this river as you take in the Greer Spring (2nd largest spring in Missouri) for all of its untouched beauty. The river runs through the Mark Twain National Forest that holds a magnitude of wildlife and forestry—perfect for camping and hiking. This river is perfect to float year round but best after a nice rain. So take a dip in the refreshing springs and dive head first into the perfect family or friend adventure. For information on rentals head to http://www.11pointcanoe.com.
Floating South out of the Ozarks and into Arkansas where it becomes a tributary of the Black River (which is, in fact, an arm of the Mississippi River), the Current River is 184 miles long in total. This gentle river is perfect for a float trip along with canoeing, horse back riding, fishing and camping. So take a weekend to eat, sleep, and float along the Current River, which is currently (and consistently) a rocking time.
Wherever you decide to blow up your tube you are in good hands in Missouri. The accumulation of nature, warm waters and great company ensure that your trip will not fall short. Even if you intend on being one with nature and camping outdoors, it may be well worth it to look into an RV or motorhome to complete your trip. At Trailside RV the inventory and selection will be sure to fit your adventuring needs. Come and see us!