Meramec River, Missouri

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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 […]

Whitewater River, Missouri

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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.

Castor River, Missouri

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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 […]

Jacks Fork River, Missouri

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The Jacks Fork River starts in Texas County, Missouri, and ends at the confluence near Eminence, Missouri – the “Canoe Capital of the World”. This clear water spring fed stream is a tributary of the Current River. The length is around 46 miles, and it is floatable year round. It is a popular float trip […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]