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  Eleven Point River
  Posted by: thewax on May-03-13 6:44 PM (EST)

Went 2 yes ago and going again in two weeks. How is the river behaving and can you camp close to Mary deckard shoals,heard the fishing can be good before and after this rapid. Thanks

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  Mary Decker.................
  Posted by: on May-06-13 6:50 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-06-13 6:58 PM EST --

The vast majority of the rivers in Missouri are dropping now, after having experienced quite dramatic rises, due to the heavy rain we have received in the last few weeks.
The Eleven Point is probably getting down close to normal, or will be in the next week; unless the area receives additional rain.
There is the liklihood the river is currently a bit muddy; due to runoff from feeder creeks, springs, and streams.
There is also the liklihood that Mary Decker & the river may have a couple of new strainers(that will require some caution) because of the river's recent rise.
I can not address the quality of fishing; I do not fish.
Campgrounds on the Eleven Point are rustic, at best, and are quite often trashed. They receive very little, if any care, and are often abused by groups of "river dorks"(drunks).

Avoid Stinking Pond campground like the plague. It does stink, and it is infested with bugs. I have never found another place in Missouri where I saw more Copperheads.
Cell phone coverage is virtually non existent on the Eleven Point.
Local drunks & shit disturbers like to cruise the Greer access & on occasion the campground on friday & saturday nights; trolling for something to steal or vandalize.

Good luck,

  For fishing info
  Posted by: Boyscout on May-09-13 11:36 PM (EST)
The folks at Hufstedlers may be able to fill you in for fishing info.
  Eleven Point River
  Posted by: thewax on May-10-13 10:39 AM (EST)
Thanks for the heads up. Have been making calls and if the weather stays as planned, trip is a go. Hope to do a bit of hiking on the Irish wilderness trail as well.
  This might help anyone wanting
  Posted by: redmond on May-12-13 1:12 PM (EST)
to paddle Missouri/Arkansas rivers.
  Nice thing about 11 Point is that Greer
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-13-13 3:28 PM (EST)
Spring keeps the water level tolerable, maybe even in a dry August. I did such a run in c-1. Used the nearest outfitter so my car didn't have to sit in the lot near the Greer bridge.

I had forgotten my spray skirt, but with the water level low, it was more comfortable with the cockpit open. Seldom scraped bottom. Mary Decker Shoals rocks were totally exposed, and it looked then like it would take a lot of strainers to block the channels.


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