Current River, Missouri

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The Current River, located in southeast Missouri, flows southeast out of the Ozarks into nothern Arkansas. There it becomes a tributary of the Black River, and the Black River is a tributary of the White River. The Current River is 184 miles long, and starts at Montauk State Park at the confluence of Montauk Spring […]

Pomme de Terre River, Missouri

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Pomme de Terre River, which is a tributary of the Osage River, is 130 miles long starting in the Ozarks in Green County. Beginning canoeists will enjoy the slow yet clear Pomme De Terre River, which you can float above or below Pomme de Terre Lake. This river is a part of the Mississippi River […]

Blackwater River, Missouri

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Located in west-central Missouri, the Blackwater River is a tributary of the Lamine River and is about 80 miles long. This river was actually named after an American native word that means “black water”. The Blackwater River is part of the Mississippi watershed and starts in the southwest corner of Lafayette County. It is a […]

Bourbeuse River, Missouri

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Like the Big River, the Bourbeuse River is a tributary of the Meramec River in the beautiful Ozarks of Missouri. This river starts near Phelps county and passes through four other counties (Maries, Gasconade, Crawford, and Franklin Counties), before emptying out into the Meramec River near Moselle. This river is about 154 miles long, and […]

Black River, Missouri

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The Black River is a tributary of the White River. It starts from Iron and Reynolds counties and flows down through two other Missouri counties, Wayne and Butler counties, and continues south all the way to Arkansas. It is around 300 miles long, and part of the Mississippi watershed. Popular activities on the Black River […]

Forest Lake, Missouri

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Forest Lake is the main attraction in the Thousand Hills State Park. The area is well kept, and gives you the feeling of being in the wild. The water is cool with woody shores including the savannas. There are several activities to enjoy in the park like fishing and boating, plus swimming in Forest Lake […]

Big River, Missouri

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The Big River located in east-central Missouri is around 145 miles long. It is a tributary of the Meramec River, and starts in western Iron County flowing back into the Meramec River near Eureka. It was named after the Big River Township located in the county of Jefferson. The river flows year round and is […]

Big Piney River, Missouri

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Big Piney River is about 110 miles long starting near Cabool in Texas County, and flowing into the Gasconade River in Pulaski County. It is named after the pine tree forests located on its upper course. This river is also called: Piney Fork, Piney Creek, Piney River or Big Piney Creek. This spring fed river […]

Cooley Lake, Missouri

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Cooley Lake in Clay County is located inside the 1,348 acre Cooley Lake Conservation Area, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This little oxbow lake was once part of the main channel of the Missouri River. The area also consists of wetlands, croplands, and forested bluff making it ideal for fishing, hunting, […]

Clearwater Lake, Missouri

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Clearwater Lake is located about six miles from Piedmont, Missouri. This lake lies along the Black River and is utilized for recreation and flood control of the White and Lower Mississippi River. This scenic lake is also called the “Gem of the Ozarks”. It is a great place to take the family with numerous activities […]