This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in Missouri. Use this list to plan your next Missouri whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 North Fork of the White River: MO 14 (Twin Bridges) to Norfork Lake
West Plains, MO
The North Fork of the White River begins in the Mark Twain National Forest and flows to the south for approximately 78 miles ...
#2 Turkey Creek: MO 72 Bridge to the St. Francis River
Oak Grove , MO
Turkey Creek descends from MO 72 to its junction with the St. Francis River upstream of the Silver Mine Dam. Only 2.5 miles ...
#3 St. Francis River: SR H Bridge to Captain Creek Junction
The St. Francis River rises from the foothills north of Elephant Rocks State Park and flows northeast before turning south ...
#4 Castor River: Hahn's Mill Shut-In Section
The Castor River is on the eastern edge of the St. Francois Mountains. Its upper willow-choked channel offers no clue as ...
#5 Marble Creek: Marble Creek Campground to Madison County Highway 427
Marble Creek is the alternate whitewater run for the intermediate paddler when the St. Francis is nearing flood stage or ...
#6 Black River-Lesterville Access to Hwy K Bridge
A favorite run for the area’s floaters, these pretty 11.5-miles offer swift current and more culture than solitude, including ...
#7 Big Creek-County Rd. 163 to Sam A. Baker State Park
Des Arc, MO
One of those best-kept secrets that many area paddlers seem to know about but few ever visit. One reason may be the narrow ...
#8 St. Francis River-Roselle to Millstream to D Bridge
Missouri’s classic winter and spring-time whitewater river, here you’ll find two runs great for learning and progressing ...
This is a trail in a wetlands preserve See More
Beautiful views abound and the hike is pleasant and fairly easy See More
This isn't a very difficult trail at all but it is pretty and has a waterfall See More