Missouri Floating Guide

Missouri's rivers and streams offer some of the finest floating in the nation.

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Floating Missouri's Waterways

Home to the first National Scenic Riverway, Missouri is known for it's crystal clear waters and untouched landscapes. While the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers offer some of the finest floating, there are numerous opportunities to experience Missouri's pristine waters. Also in the south east section of Missouri, the Huzzah and Courtois Creeks are about one hour outside St. Louis. Both are popular with floaters and anglers. The Elk River and Big Sugar Creek are both popular with floaters in south west Missouri. If you traveling to the northern portions of the state the Missouri, Meramec and Mississippi Rivers are all three popular.

Winding through state parks, national forests and conservation land, the most unspoiled scenery can only be seen traveling one of Missouri's waterways. Most rivers have caves and multiple springs along them. Some caves are open and others are gated and require permits to access them. Take a flashlight along, just in case. Be sure and schedule time not just for the float but to appreciate everything along the way.

In addition to canoes, rafts and kayaks, most river outfitters also offer campgrounds and cabins onsight. Whether you are planning a weekend of floating or an all week outdoors adventure, Missouri's out fitters have got you covered.