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Float Trips

in Noel, Missouri

The Elk River and Big Sugar are popular destinations for canoeing, rafters, campers and anglers alike. The water quality is some of the best in the 4-state area. Our portion of the Elk River ranges from Class I to Class II, making it ideal for first time floaters, and those looking to kick back and relax with friends. The Elk River offers beautiful views and shallow swimming areas. There are also several “rest stops,” perfect for picnics, and snapping photos with friends.
All of our float trips start upstream and you float back to your car or camp. No waiting for rides at the end of your trip!

Elk River Float Trips

Day Trips: We offer 6 and 12 mile trips.
The 12 mile trip can be done in 1 day, or extended into a 2 day trip covering 6 miles each day.

Choose Your Float Trip

Pineville to Noel
Wayside 12 miles / 6-8 hours 

Pineville to Elk River Campground 
6 miles / 4-5 hours (Only available from the Elk River Campground) 

Elk River Campground to Wayside 
6 miles / 4-5 hours 
Elk River is famous for being one of the best smallmouth bass fishing streams in the 4-states. Other fish include largemouth bass, spotted bass, Goggle-eye (rock bass), and Channel catfish. 
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