Just wondering how may Missouri paddlers we have on this site and where you like to paddle? My favorite river is the Current by Akers Ferry which I float at least twice a year.
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Posted by: thebob.com on Feb-09-13 9:27 PM (EST)
I am a 90%|
Posted by: MORiverPaddler on Feb-09-13 9:43 PM (EST)
MO River paddler, open canoe style, river bottoms, Saline County. I have paddled pretty much all the major rivers in MO at one time or another, love the Buffalo in Arkansas and the North Fork of the White. Don't like the crowded "recreational" rivers in MO in the summer, although I have paddled quite a few miles on the Niangua.
I'm a Texan who is a Missouri Paddler!|
Posted by: TexasLady on Feb-09-13 10:52 PM (EST)
I'll be a Missouri paddler|
Posted by: deuce on Feb-10-13 9:09 AM (EST)
Posted by: PJC on Feb-10-13 9:32 AM (EST)
I paddle Mo, but, like Jill and many others, don't live there. But its well worth the drive. Beautiful paddling country. And the nicest bunch or paddlers I've ever met.
I Live Minutes From St. Francis|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Feb-11-13 8:03 PM (EST)
Paddle it often. 50 minutes to 2 hrs from Current, depending on which access. I'm on the Current at least 1 day most weeks in the summer and 1-2 times a month in the winter. Also Eleven Point is less than 2 hrs away, but I don't seem to get there more than 1-2 times a year because shuttles a bigger PIA. Black, I'm 30-45 minutes away, but don't paddle it as often. WW
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Feb-11-13 8:22 PM (EST)
Rob and I paddle as much as we can. We live in STL so only a few hours away from the Ozarks. We paddle the Current, St. Francis (but more the whitewater section), Eleven Point, Jacks Fork (haven't done that one in while), Meramec, North Fork of the White, we have also done the Niangua, Niangua is a great fishing river, but go during the week DO NOT go on the weekend. In AR we have paddled the Buffalo and Crooked Creek (would like to do more rivers down there). We are pretty lucky here in the midwest to have so many great rivers close to home. I wish I could be out there now :)
what can i say|
Posted by: yakjak on Feb-12-13 11:18 AM (EST)
im jelous.... cant wait to get there ...I miss you fine MO. people a great deal, and thanks for sharing that wonderfull Ozark region with us lowly hoosiers...
West Fork of the Black?|
Posted by: gremmie on Feb-15-13 9:20 AM (EST)
WW, have you done the west fork of the Black? A Paddler's Guide to MO shows the Centerville to Lesterville stretch as 10 ft./mile gradient. If this is decent it would round out a paddling trip to your area including Big Creek and the Little Saint for those who don't want to tackle the Saint itself. Of course, all rain dependent. I scouted the west fork but couldn't locate a good takeout.
No, I've LOOKED|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Feb-15-13 9:36 AM (EST)
Posted by: gremmie on Feb-15-13 2:44 PM (EST)
I am not going anytime soon, but thanks for the info and for sharing the pics!
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Feb-15-13 3:23 PM (EST)
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I'm moving back to Eminence|
Posted by: mississippi_dan on Feb-12-13 9:41 PM (EST)
this spring. The Current, Jacks Fork, and Eleven Point are close by and are among my favorite Missouri Rivers. I like the St. Francis also.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Feb-13-13 12:15 AM (EST)
...give a shout when you get back and maybe we could hit the water?
Posted by: bri222guy on Mar-02-13 2:50 PM (EST)
I'm a Missouri paddler in the Kansas City area. I've only lived in the area for a year. So far most of my time has been in Smithville Lake, getting my 4 year old into paddling. Plan on trying the Kaw and Missouri rivers once it warms up. Anyone else in the area?
Posted by: civengine on Mar-04-13 10:28 PM (EST)
Current/ Jacks Fork are the best but I'll float anything South of the Missouri. Did the race to the dome last year and had a blast on the Mighty MO.