The Meramec River, one of the longest free flowing rivers in Missouri, is about 200-miles long. It starts in the agricultural county of Dent, Missouri, and ends up joining the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri. The Meramec River is fed by Meramec Spring and several smaller springs and can be floated year round. The […]
The Whitewater River is close to Cape Girardeau, right around the Missouri-Illinois border area. The Whitewater River is a good place for canoe and kayak lovers. The best time to visit is around the fall or spring when there is less rain.
The Castor River starts near Sainte Genevieve County near Silver Lake. It meanders through Bollinger County and ends south of Cape Girardeau in the Mississippi River confluence called Little River. The name Castor means Beaver in French, named after the beavers that used to build dams in this river. The Castor River is also know […]
Kendzora Lake is within the Anthony and Beatrice Kendzora Conservation Area. This 35 acre lake offers a great habitat for many fish including bass, carp, bullhead, and sunfish. The area consists of cropland that harbors wildlife species, and is seasonally flooded. You will also find waterfowl, and hunting is permitted. The area has limited facilities […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]