Black River

This was my first time on the Black River since I was a kid. Great stretch of river. Cool and very clear water, perfect for relaxing in on a hot summer day. Not very crowded considering it was the end of Fourth of July weekend. Just too short (just over 4 miles). We used Twin...

Big River – Washington State Park to Mammoth

Second time floating this river. I didn’t give it enough credit the first time. The water wasn’t as clear as the Current or Black rivers but much better than the lower Meramec. Water was cool but not freezing. Perfect for swimming on a hot day. Lots of good beaches. It was a perfect day for...

Huzzah on a Raft

This was Casey’s kid’s first time on a river so we opted to rent a small raft from Huzzah Valley Resort. Pretty expensive though. $144 for two adults and two kids on a small raft. Put in at Huzzah Valley and take out at Scotia (just upstream from the MDC Huzzah Access. The outfitter and...

Meramec Palisades Run

Annual Memorial Day Palisades Float. Despite it being a holiday, it wasn’t too crowded but more than I would normally like. It had stormed a day or two before so the water was super muddy. It was high but not too bad. It did limit the number of beaches available. It was too high for...

Akers Ferry to Round Spring

This was a spur of the moment solo float/car camping trip. Drove down to Pulltite Campground which is part of Ozark National Scenic Riverways and camped for the night. Got up early and had Akers Ferry Canoe Rental shuttle my car to Round Spring. I think I took a picture of empty campsite 46 because...