For water enthusiasts, Missouri is an absolute paradise. Rivers flow through picturesque forests and between gently sloping hills. Clear blue lakes beckon boaters and anglers. Perfect canoe trips in Missouri are easily found.
Enjoy the Water on a Missouri Canoe Trip
Near Lebanon, take a leisurely float on the Niangua River from Maggard Canoe at Corkery Campground. Select your river-traveling vessel of choice — Maggard offers rafts, canoes, tubes and kayaks — and set out on what is widely considered to be one of the Niangua River's most beautiful 10-mile stretches.
Wet, Wild and Fun Canoe Trips in Missouri
East of Steelville, which is billed as the Floating Capital of Missouri, you can pick from three of Missouri’s best floatable rivers on your next canoe trip: the Courtois, the Huzzah and the upper Meramec. All three are served by Bass’ River Resort Canoe Outfitters, where floating, fishing and relaxing are the top priority. The resort offers cabins and camping options, a general store, an in-ground pool, equestrian facilities, and shuttles to and from the three rivers. Needless to say, Steelville is one of the hottest spots for canoe trips in Missouri.
Ray Behrens Campground, in Perry, makes it easy to turn a one-day experience into a full weekend of fun. This recreation area, situated near Mark Twain Lake, lets visitors on nature vacations spend time as Twain's characters did: camping, fishing, boating and exploring. Take your tent and spend the night at one of the 165 campsites. The area boasts a boat ramp, marina, hiking trails, a picnic center and a playground.
A canoe trip makes the perfect outing for the entire family. In Galena, rent a canoe, raft, tube or boat at James River Outfitters for a scenic and relaxing trip down the picturesque James River. They offer 5-, 11- and 22-mile floats through the picturesque Ozarks. Feel free to take a picnic lunch and your fishing gear.
Take a High-Class Canoe Trip — On a Yacht (It’s A Bit Bigger Than a Canoe)For a memorable meal with the perfect view, you can't do much better than a trip with Celebration Cruises. Take your seat aboard one of the largest, most elegant yachts on the Lake of the Ozarks for a table-service dinner cruise or lunch cruise. What better way to enjoy the beauty of nature vacations on one of Missouri's largest lakes?