Tag Archives: Canoeing

Missouri Floating Tips from an Outfitter

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Paddlesports are very popular activities that appeal to people of all ages, and the great state of Missouri offers some of the most beautiful streams in the country. Nearly all of Missouri’s navigable streams and rivers are located in the Ozarks (or Southern Missouri). Some of our streams flow south but some of them flow north, adding to our unique …

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Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

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For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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Adventure Awaits in St. Joe State Park


Are you a bit of an adrenaline junkie? Or do you have outdoor fever? Definitely visit St. Joe State Park in Park Hills where you can partake in an array of outdoor adventures. If you want a few days of outdoor fun, just camp out at one of their campsites which accommodate families, RVs and even horses! If you have …

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The Missouri River . . . Is Not the Subject of This Post

Missouri River at Jefferson City

Look at the photo above. The Missouri River seems to stretch on forever. After all, at nearly 2,500 miles it is the longest river in the United States. But, as rivers go, or flow, the Big Muddy has to take a back seat (do rivers have seats?) in the longest river completely inside Missouri category. That distinction belongs to . …

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The First Signs of Spring

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Sunday is the beginning of Spring. I can’t say it feels like it yet, but this weekend, eight miles outside of Fredericktown, Missouri’s 43rd annual Whitewater Championships are going to be held. Events start at 9:30 a.m. March 20-21; the championships are run on the St. Francis River. I can’t kayak. I tried once, first in a pool and then …

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