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.

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
636-399-1122
Yes
Adventures Float Trips & Campground, LLC
www.mo-adventures.com
1667 State Highway 64 Lebanon 65536 417-588-7238 Yes
Akers Ferry Canoe Rental
www.currentrivercanoe.com
36869 State Route K Salem 65560 573-858-3224
800-333-5628
Yes
Angie's Devils Elbow River Safari PO Box 294 Devils Elbow 65457 573-855-4733 Yes
Angler's Resort
www.anglersresortonpopmme.com
22119 County Road 244A Wheatland 65779 417-282-5507 Yes
Arapaho Family Campground & Canoe and Raft Rental
www.arapahocampground.com
351 Arapaho Drive Sullivan 63080 573-468-3218, 573-468-8300 Yes
Arrowhead Campground
www.arrowheadcampgrounds.com
2630 State Highway B Oak Ridge 63769 573-495-2137 No
Arthur Murray's Motel 13494 State Highway 59 South Noel 64854 417-455-6683 No

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Canoeing/Floating Events

Register by August 23

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

***Meet at the Binder Lake Tackle Shop across from the playground*** There's nothing like the freedom on the water a kayak gives. If you've ever wanted to learn more about paddling a kayak come join us. This program will cover all the basics and get you water-ready!

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Lake Girardeau Conservation Area

Glide gracefully across Lake Girardeau as we see the reflections of the early fall colors in the water. Black gum, Virginia creeper and sumacs will all show intensely as the hickories and maples just begin to change. This program is open to all skill levels. Paddling instruction, safety gear, and equipment will be provided. Meet at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center at 11 AM for transportation to the lake. Those who wish to use their own canoes/kayaks may do so but must transport the boat to the lake by their own means,and should register through the “Drive Yourself” option.

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pm

Location: Lake Girardeau Conservation Area

Glide gracefully across Lake Girardeau as we see the reflections of the early fall colors in the water. Black gum, Virginia creeper and sumacs will all show intensely as the hickory, ash and maple trees just begin to change. This program is open to all skill levels. Paddling instruction will be provided. This option is for those who wish to use their own equipment. In order to participate paddlers must have a suitable PFD. Please arrive at the main boat launch on the west side of the lake off CR 383 by 11:30AM.