Public Canoeing and Hunting

“Since 1937, the Missouri Department of Conservation has been working to control, manage, restore, conserve and regulate the bird, fish, game, forests and all other wild resources in the state. Our goal is to create healthy, sustainable plant and animal communities well into the future.

Hunting, fishing and trapping permits provided most of the funding in the first 40 years, but in 1976 an expanded program, the “Design for Conservation” was passed to set aside one-eighth of one percent sales tax directly to the agency. That consistent funding, plus a strong, nonpolitical structure and very supportive public helped Missouri become a leader in conservation efforts.” Source: Missouri Department of Conservation

Float Missouri!

“Take your family and friends on a float trip in Missouri and be a kid again. Around each bend a new world unfolds – the water, the sounds and the sights are all unique to our beautiful rivers and streams. Look down into the clear, cold water and you’ll see colorful rocks, worn smooth from the flowing water. Look up and tall bluffs tower majestically overhead. Eagles live up there and, if you are lucky, you might see one. Look downriver and there’s the next bend. Who knows what treasures are on the other side? You have to be there, floating the river, to find out!

If you like to fish for trout or bass (who doesn’t?) then toss your favorite rod into the boat and float your bait or lure into the gentle currents. Our streams are not heavily fished and luck is usually with the fisherman.

After a day on the water, streamside camping, cozy cabins and modern RV facilities will make your stay complete. Gather ’round an evening campfire and tell tall tales. A good night’s sleep is almost guaranteed.

One thing for sure: you won’t find better floating, prettier scenery and nicer folks anywhere. Floaters keep coming back to Missouri rivers. That’s why our state slogan is ‘Where the rivers run.’ It could also be ‘Where the floaters float.’ Visit our waterways and find out why!” – Source: Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association

RV PARKS
Hickory Creek R.V. Park North College Street in Morse Park
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-8070

ELK RIVER OUTFITTERS

Big Elk Camp & Canoe / 5029 S. Bus. Hwy. 71 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (417) 223-4635                                  

Eagles Nest Campground and Canoe Rental / 53 Eagle Nest Lane / Noel, MO  64854 / (800) 843-7080

Kozy Kamp / 71 Elk River Rd., PO Box 156 / Pineville, MO 64856 / (417) 223-4586

River Ranch Camp & Canoe Resort / 101 River Dr. / Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO  64854 / (417) 475-6121

Shady Beach Campground / PO Box 473, Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO  64854 / (800) 745-6481

Two Sons Floats & Camping / 15806 Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO  64854 / (800) 693-1892

BIG SUGAR CREEK OUTFITTERS

Ables’ Sugar Island Camp & Canoe / PO Box 716 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (417) 223-4410

Big Elk Camp &Canoe / 5029 S. Bus. Hwy. 71 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (417)223-4635

Camp Tilden on Big Sugar, LLC / PO Box 532 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (877) 646-1418

Eagles Nest Campground and Canoe Rental / 53 Eagle Nest Lane / Noel, MO 64854 / (800) 843-7080

Kozy Kamp / 71 Elk River Rd. / PO Box 156 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (417) 223-4586

River Ranch Camp & Canoe Resort / 101 River Dr. / Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO 64854 / (417) 475-6121

Shady Beach Campground / PO Box 473, Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO 64854 / (800) 745-6481

INDIAN CREEK OUTFITTERS

Eagles Nest Campground and Canoe Rental / 53 Eagle Nest Lane / Noel, MO 64854 / (800) 843-7080

Kozy Kamp / 71 Elk River Rd. / PO Box 156 / Pineville, MO  64856 / (417) 223-4586

River Ranch Camp & Canoe Resort / 101 River Dr. / Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO 64854 / (417) 475-6121

Shady Beach Campground / PO Box 473, Hwy 59 N / Noel, MO 64854 / (800) 745-6481

Two Sons Floats & Camping / 15806 Hwy. 59 N / Noel, MO / 64854 / (800) 693-1892