• Canoers

    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

Canoe Rentals, Floating Information and Outfitters

Call a canoe rental in the area of the river you would like to float. They will put you in, provide you with all equipment you'll need and pick you up at the end of your adventure. Some will even pick you up at your campsite or room and return you afterwards. Prices are competitive. Most also offer small stores where you can purchase soda, bait, sunscreen, chips and the other necessities for a day on the water. Many offer kayaks, rafts and tubes in addition to canoes.

The rivers are much less crowded on weekdays during the summer and during the off season, such as April / May and September / October which are both beautiful times to float. You may want to consider a visit during those times.

Rowdy behavior by a small minority of floaters has been a problem in the past. Law enforcement efforts have been increased, new rules are in place and serious efforts are being made to control those who would ruin others' experiences by their behavior. See the Superintendent's message about Rowdiness. If you have not been to the Riverways for some time, this is the time to come back. We have been making a difference on the rivers in controlling unacceptable behavior. In the unlikely event you have any problems, record the boat number and report it to a park ranger, county sheriff or canoe outfitter. The canoe outfitters and park staff are ready to serve you and we encourage you to again bring your families, friends and organized groups. If you wish to enjoy the natural wonders of our beautiful sparkling rivers in a family friendly atmosphere, c'mon down!

Canoeing Safety Film from MDC

Mile by Mile Map of the Current River

New Rules

YOUR LIFE JACKET CAN'T SAVE YOU
IF YOU DON'T WEAR IT!!!!

DRUG & ALCOHOL LAWS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!!

You may also wish to investigate the nearby Eleven Point National Scenic River.
 
UPPER CURRENT RIVER LOWER CURRENT RIVER
JACKS FORK RIVER &

MIDDLE CURRENT RIVER

Round Spring Canoe Rental 800-365-2537 Big Spring Canoe Rental 573-323-4550
Windy's Canoe Rental 886-889-8177
Silver Arrow Canoe Rental 800-333-6040 Current River Outfitters 573-323-8158 Jacks Fork Canoe Rental 800-333-5628
Carr's Canoe Rental 800-333-3956
Big Spring RV Camp 800-354-6295
Alley Spring Canoe Rental 888-963-5628
Running River Canoe Rental 800-226-6934
The Landing Canoe Rental 573-323-8156
Two Rivers Canoe Rental 888-833-4931
Jadwin Canoe Rental 800-937-4837
Hawthorne Canoe Rental 573-323-8157
Eminence Canoe Rental 800-723-1387
Akers Ferry Canoe Rental 800-33-FLOAT
Current River Canoe Rental 877-858-3250


Wild River Canoe Rental 800-33-FLOAT

Outfitters:

Big Creek Trail Ride 877-932-4846

Tightline Fly Fishing 573-364-7633

Trail Ride Guides 573-226-3492

Trails End Stables 573-247-8580

Current River Guide Service
573-429-6589

Royal 7 Guide Company
314-810-7310
NO GLASS!

For everyone's safety and to help limit litter, glass containers and Styrofoam coolers are prohibited on the rivers, trails, in caves and within 50 feet of rivers.

ALL CAVES ARE CLOSED

All caves within the Ozark NSR, except Round Spring and Devils Well, are closed until further notice. Do NOT enter caves along the river.


"There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats." - (Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows)



 
canoers on river
A trip to Ozark National Scenic Riverways is not complete without a day on either the Current or Jacks Fork Rivers.
 

"The song of the river ends not at her banks but in the hearts of those who have loved her." - (Buffalo Joe)

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