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Franklin Floats

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East Fork Black River
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East Fork at Franklins
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Kayaking is best!
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East Fork Black River
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Franklin Floats
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Franklin Floats is the oldest family and veteran owned float trip outfitter on the Upper Black River in Lesterville established 1976.  We rent four-, six- and eight-man rafts, kayaks, Cadillac Tubes providing cup holders and head rest, cooler tubes and canoes. Personal service and custom float trips are based on river flow conditions on day of your float trip. Coolers in rafts should be soft and small to accommodate the rafts so we can continue to provide our excellent quality equipment condition.

Facilities include: a store with river supplies, campground on East Fork Black River with picnic tables, trash barrels and a shower house with hot showers and flush toilets. Shuttle service is available for hikers of the Ozark Trails. We provide year round service with appointments for floats and hiking Ozark Trails. Group rates and private group sites are available based on group size and availability.

We are Environmentalists – we recycle all trash. We have a Missouri Stream Team and have Stream Team discounts! Located at East Fork Black River Bridge at 32294 Route 21 at Lesterville. Call for reservations and personal service. Ask for Bob!


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32294 Route 21
Lesterville, MO 63654

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Canoeing Outfitters
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Canoeing Outfitters
Equestrian Trails
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Shuttle Service Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed With Prior Approval
Pets On Leash Allowed
Pets Welcome / No Fee
Rental Items Available On-site
Boat Rental
Canoe Rental
Kayak Rental
Personal Watercraft Rental
Raft Rental
Tube Rental
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Adults Only
Designed for Kids
Types Of Payment Accepted