Riverways 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.

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. 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!


Round Spring Canoe Rental 800-365-2537 Big Spring Canoe Rental 573-323-8156 Windy's Canoe Rental 886-889-8177
Silver Arrow Canoe Rental 800-333-6040 Current River Outfitters 573-323-8156 Alley Spring Canoe Rental 888-963-5628
Carr's Canoe Rental 800-333-3956 Big Spring RV Camp 573-323-8328 Two Rivers Canoe Rental 888-833-4931
Running River Canoe Rental 800-226-6394 The Landing Canoe Rental 573-323-8156 T
Jadwin Canoe Rental 800-937-4837 Hawthorne Canoe Rental 573-323-8156
Current River Canoe Rental 877-858-3250


Scenic Rivers Guide Service

Big Creek Trail Ride 877-932-4846

Tightline Fly Fishing 573-364-7633

Trail Ride Guides 573-226-3492


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 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)

Cartoon graphic of guy in canoe with dog on the river. Text reads Ozark Riverways Foundation
Ozark Riverways Foundation


Guided Activities-Ozark Riverways Foundation

Guided and instructional float trips, hikes and fly-fishing clinics provided by the Ozark Riverways Foundation-Official Friends Group of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Visit them at ozarkriverwaysfoundation.org or email at infoozarkriverways@gmail.com.
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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)

Last updated: March 23, 2023

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P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


573 323-4236

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