Canoeing/Floating

Floating Missouri's streams is a fantastic way to enjoy our state’s great outdoors. Whether your passion is angling for smallmouth or rock bass, keeping an eye out for elusive wildlife, or simply drifting downstream with the current, a day on the river will lift your spirit.

Get Free "Stash Your Trash" Bags

Don't let lack of gear stop you from enjoying Missouri's streams by canoe or kayak. The list below can help you find float outfitters that work with the Missouri Stream Team program to provide free Stash Your Trash red mesh bags. These handy bags help you keep Missouri streams clean and healthy while you’re having fun on the water. Stash your own trash, and be sure to pick up litter you encounter, too!

Missouri's streams are not only beautiful and full of life. They're a big part of Missouri's outdoor recreation economy. Please support the businesses that participate in the Stream Team's Stash Your Trash program.

Stream Team Member? Get a Discount

Some of the outfitters listed below offer a discount for Stream Team members who plan litter pickups or other Stream Team activities during their float trips. Just present your Stream Team ID.

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Find Canoe Outfitters

Business Address Phone Stream Team Discount
3 Bridges Raft Rental
www.3bridgesraft.com
2370 Sappington Bridge Road Bourbon 65441 573-468-7238 Yes
Ables Sugar Island Park & Canoe Rental
www.sugarislandcanoe.com
1354 Big Sugar Creek Road Pineville 64856 417-223-4410 Yes
Adventure Outdoors-Fagan's Canoe & Raft Rental
www.adventureoutdoorcanoeing.com
247 Thurman Lake Road Steelville 65565 573-775-5744
800-324-2674, or 636-399-1122
Yes
Adventures Float Trips & Campground, LLC
www.mo-adventures.org
1667 State Highway 64 Lebanon 65536 417-588-7238 Yes
Akers Ferry Canoe Rental
www.currentrivercanoe.com
HCR 81 Box 90 Salem 65560 573-858-3224
800-333-5628
Yes
Angie's Devils Elbow River Safari PO Box 294 Devils Elbow 65457 573-336-7979 or 618-304-5350 or 573-336-5375 Yes
Angler's Resort
www.anglersresortonpopmme.com
RT 2 Box 2832 HCR 244 ALT Wheatland 65779 417-282-5507 Yes
Arrowhead Campground
www.arrowheadcampgrounds.com
PO Box 2 Kelso 63758 573-243-6318 No
Arthur Murray's Motel
www.noelmotel.com
220 Minnow Springs Ave Noel 64854 417-475-3492 No
Bass River Resort
www.bassresort.com
PO Box BB Steelville 65565 573-786-8517
800-392-3700
Yes

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Canoeing/Floating Events

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jun 04, 2016 12:30 pm - Jun 04, 2016 02:00 pm

We will cover boating safety, equipment, and paddling techniques before spending time practicing on the North County Park Lake. All equipment provided.

Reserve by Jun 04, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jun 04, 2016 02:30 pm - Jun 04, 2016 04:00 pm

We will cover boating safety, equipment, and paddling techniques before spending time practicing on the North County Park Lake. All equipment provided.

Reserve by Jun 04, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Jun 09, 2016 12:30 pm - Jun 09, 2016 03:30 pm

(Ages 10 and up) New to canoeing? Want to learn new skills, or brush up on old ones? This program is for you! Learn basic canoeing skills and safety on Lake Lincoln at Cuivre River State Park from American Canoe Association-certified instructors. This class is required in order to participate in our river floats in July. June 27 is for women only.
Logistics: All participants must be able to swim. At least one participant per canoe must be over the age of 18. Pre-float instructions provided once registered. (For reservations, please call 636-458-2236.)

Reserve by Jun 07, 2016
Location: Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center
Date: Jun 13, 2016 06:00 pm - Jun 13, 2016 07:30 pm

Learn the basics of canoeing–from planning and safety tips to paddling techniques. Gain experience and confidence so you can discover the beautiful creeks and rivers in southwest Missouri. Dress for a water activity (creek shoes and clothes) and bring sunscreen. Canoes, paddles, and life vests will be provided.
Registration required (ages 8 and up; ages 8–17 must be accompanied by an adult)
Please call 417-629-3423 for more information.

Reserve by Jun 13, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Jun 14, 2016 12:30 pm - Jun 14, 2016 03:30 pm

(Ages 10 and up) New to canoeing? Want to learn new skills, or brush up on old ones? This program is for you! Learn basic canoeing skills and safety on Lake Lincoln at Cuivre River State Park from American Canoe Association-certified instructors. This class is required in order to participate in our river floats in July. June 27 is for women only.
Logistics: All participants must be able to swim. At least one participant per canoe must be over the age of 18. Pre-float instructions provided once registered. (For reservations, please call 636-458-2236.)

Reserve by Jun 10, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Jun 21, 2016 06:00 pm - Jun 21, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required by calling 816-759-7300 (adults) Canoeing provides a fun recreational opportunity to enjoy water environments. This beginner’s level program will teach you basic paddle strokes and allow time to practice and explore. We will go to a nearby pond for this class. Specific directions will be given when you register.

Reserve by Jun 17, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Jun 23, 2016 12:30 pm - Jun 23, 2016 03:30 pm

(Ages 10 and up) New to canoeing? Want to learn new skills, or brush up on old ones? This program is for you! Learn basic canoeing skills and safety on Lake Lincoln at Cuivre River State Park from American Canoe Association-certified instructors. This class is required in order to participate in our river floats in July. June 27 is for women only.
Logistics: All participants must be able to swim. At least one participant per canoe must be over the age of 18. Pre-float instructions provided once registered. (For reservations, please call 636-458-2236.)

Reserve by Jun 21, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Jun 27, 2016 12:30 pm - Jun 27, 2016 03:30 pm

(Ages 10 and up) New to canoeing? Want to learn new skills, or brush up on old ones? This program is for you! Learn basic canoeing skills and safety on Lake Lincoln at Cuivre River State Park from American Canoe Association-certified instructors. This class is required in order to participate in our river floats in July. June 27 is for women only.
Logistics: All participants must be able to swim. At least one participant per canoe must be over the age of 18. Pre-float instructions provided once registered. (For reservations, please call 636-458-2236.)

Reserve by Jun 24, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 13, 2016 02:30 pm

August 12 ¿ Friday ¿ 6-7:30 PM and
August 13 ¿ Saturday ¿ 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Early registration begins July 15 (ages 16+)
Enjoy a float from Trail of Tears State Park to Red Star Access on North America’s largest river—the mighty Mississippi! Eat lunch on a sandbar and explore the river with expert guides. This is for experienced paddlers only and participants must attend the Friday night session about navigation, river flows, hazards, and other important information in order to participate in the float.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016