Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Missouri

This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Missouri. Use this list to plan your next Missouri flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Eleven Point River: Thomasville to MO 142


The Eleven Point begins as a series of small creeks that unite just to the west of Thomasville, Missouri. One of the many theories about how the Eleven Point was named holds that 11 small creeks form…
From the guidebook "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks"
Alton, MO - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 44.2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. Current River: Cedargrove to Gooseneck Landing


The Current River begins near Licking, Missouri, and flows southeast for 133 miles to its confluence with the Black River in Arkansas. The Current River is blessed with more springs than any other in…
From the guidebook "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks"
Eminence, MO - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 96.2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#3. Jack's Fork River: The Prongs to the Current River


The Jack’s Fork Rive, the major tributary of the Current River, offers approximately 46 miles of canoeable water. The two rivers make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, administered by the Nation…
From the guidebook "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks"
Mountain View , MO - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 53.6 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#4. Bryant's Creek: Bell School Low-Water Bridge (MO 95) to Norfork Lake


Bryant’s Creek is a relatively untamed stream that begins north of MO 76 in Douglas County and flows approximately 40 miles to Norfork Lake. It is spring-fed but lacks the volume found on many other M…
From the guidebook "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks"
Gentryville, MO - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 27.7 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#5. Big Creek: Des Arc to the Ford at Sam A. Baker State Park


This quiet little tributary of the St. Francis is not a whitewater run; however, this creek has many things going for it. Located near the southern end of the St. Francois Mountains, it flows through…
From the guidebook "A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks"
Patterson, MO - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 9.3 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press