Advice sought for Current River trip
Posted by: old_user on Mar-08-12 10:43 PM (EST)
My wife and I would like to do a multiple day trip on the Current River in Missouri sometime this year. Ideally we'd do a weekday trip to avoid the weekend yahoos as most write-ups recommend. Ideally we'd like to go for probably four or five days. The plan would be to park the car at the take out and get shuttled however many miles up to the put in and just camp out every night on the river itself. Unfortunately, it's been over 30 years since I've been on the Current and that was in Boy Scouts at the time. If you're taking your time and only have one boat, what is the average distance covered in a day? I know there have to be plenty of factors that affect time and distance, but I'm just looking for a general idea. I guess I'd like to know about how much distance we could expect to cover in about 4 days. Also, how much does a shuttle typically cost for a couple people with gear and one boat? If you were planning a similar trip, what portion of the river would you go on in order to see as much of the scenic attractions as possible. I'm remembering some of the caves with springs as well as some of the ruined buildings as well. So any thoughts or suggestions? Suggestions of websites to go look at that might give some more information? Thanks!
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Posted by: bacshortly on Mar-09-12 1:17 AM (EST)
this might help - http://backshortly.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/the-current-river/ - it's as nice as you remember.
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Posted by: wildernesswebb on Mar-09-12 8:21 AM (EST)
My 2 cents worth...................|
Posted by: thebob.com on Mar-09-12 10:15 AM (EST)
Thanks for the info|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-10-12 1:02 AM (EST)
I'll definitely be picking up a copy of that guidebook. Also I had read numerous places that the river is best floated north of Big Spring due to the power boater issues south of there. We're definitely planning a trip during the week but will likely hold out until late Summer or early Fall. It's been years since either of us has done any camping, so we'll be doing some trial runs on nearby rivers before we make the trip to the Current. Since we live in Chicago, we're planning on making a stop over trip at Cahokia Mounds on the way to the Current River. We're tentatively planning on making a whole weeks worth of outdoor nature and historical adventure. Anyway, thanks for all the advice!
Power boat on the Current...............|
Posted by: thebob.com on Mar-10-12 11:08 AM (EST)
What you read/heard about power boats is correct.