Current River Challenge

One River, One Trail, Three Great Parks...

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Pick up your official Challenge Card at Echo Bluff State Park.
The Current River Challenge is a unique hike-float opportunity that visitors can enjoy at any time. Ozark National Scenic Riverways and Missouri State Parks partnered to promote hiking and floating between Round Spring, Echo Bluff State Park and Current River State Park in celebration of the recently completed trails in the area. The challenge consists of a 4 mile hike from Round Spring to Echo Bluff State Park, another 4 mile hike from Echo Bluff State Park to Current River State Park, and a self-furnished 4 mile float from Current River State Park to Round Spring. The challenge can be done in any particular order. The challenge can be done at any time and we encourage participants to not try to complete the challenge all in one outing. Participants can pick up their challenge cards at Echo Bluff State Park and collect stamps at each location at the end of that leg, *The stamp for the Round Spring leg is located in front of Carr's Canoe Rental at Round Spring. For more information about this event, call the park headquarters at 573-323-4236 or Missouri State Parks at 573-751-1224.
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Map of the different sections of the Current River Challenge. Pick up your official challenge card at Round Spring or Echo Bluff State Park.
Please visit our hiking and paddling safety page before participating in the Current River Challenge.

Last updated: December 13, 2022

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P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


573 323-4236

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