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 […]

Mark Twain Lake, Missouri

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Mark Twain Lake is the largest lake in northern Missouri. The Clarence Cannon Dam was constructed on the Salt River. Surrounding the lake is public land, and the Mark Twain State Park. There is plenty of things to do at the state park, including camping, a swimming beach, hiking trails, picnic areas, and a playground. […]

Lake Paho, Missouri

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Lake Paho is in the Lake Paho Conservation Area which is located in central Mercer County. The area consists of prairie, fields, forest, cropland, and grassland. There is a great population of bass and catfish, and fair numbers of crappie and sunfish. Harvesting bass that are more than 18 inches is restricted to only two […]

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

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Lake of the Ozarks was given the name “The Magic Dragon” because of its serpentine appearance. It is a vast reservoir due to the impoundment of other nearby rivers and creeks. If you want to bring your family for an excitement filled day or weekend, then you should go to the Lake Ozarks State Park. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]