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Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing Fish SpeciesCrewNotesSource
2009-08-19 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 78 1.81 Low Excellent SMB, RB, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brian; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2009-08-22 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 74 1.79 Poor None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2016-07-16 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 241 3.15 Good Excellent LSF, GSF, LMB, SMB, RB Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom This was an excellent float trip. The water was nearly perfect (a little bit higher would have been nice but it was fantastic just like this). Joe caught more than 50 fish. I caught nearly 30 or more. Even when we didn't catch anything, we could feel fish hitting the lure. Edmond
2015-04-21 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville 7.9 Bradleyville 208 2.63 Good Good SMB, RB Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day; McKnight, Don The river level was nearly perfect although there were a few places where the water level was a bit low. I wouldn't want to float this river any lower than this, except as a good fishing trip. Edmond
2009-05-08 MO Big Creek MO 143 Saint Francis River 11.3 Sam Baker State Park 513 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 197 2.85 Good Poor RB Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Tom; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie The water level was good through most areas. There were a few tricky sections, including one where we pulled the canoes through manually. There were several very long, still pools in this section (and further downstream as well). Edmond
2016-09-05 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings B Ross Bridge 3.2 Big Piney 187 2.81 Good None None Van Someren, Tom This section had way too many long, slow, lake-ish pools with virtually no current. Van Someren
2014-12-14 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Slabtown 9.0 Big Piney 292 2.53 Good None None Ligon, Day; McKnight, Don; McKnight, Jen Ligon
2015-09-13 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Slabtown 9.0 Big Piney 192 2.77 Good Good KSB, LSF, RB, SMB Fillmore, Allie; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Jenny; Fillmore, Keith Fillmore
2016-09-04 MO Big Piney River Hazelton Spring A Six Crossings B 14.9 Big Piney 192 2.83 Good Fair RB, SMB Van Someren, Tom Camped out Sunday on a small sand bar at mile 51 (37.643281, -92.060840). Van Someren
2015-09-12 MO Big Piney River Boiling Springs Mason Bridge 6.0 Big Piney 200 2.79 Good Good KSB, LSF, RB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2016-09-03 MO Big Piney River Mason Bridge Hazelton Spring A 4.3 Big Piney 197 2.85 Good None None Van Someren, Tom Camped out Saturday night just above Hazelton Spring (mile 36.1). Van Someren
2003-08-16 MO Big Piney River Sandy Shoals Boiling Springs 6.5 Big Piney 125 2.42 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Rich; Edmond, Susie; Grote, Jordan; Hays, Chloe; Hays, Kim; Houseworth, Bart; Houseworth, Julie; Parker, Mike; Parker, Teriann; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo; Storts, Todd Edmond
2004-05-16 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings Ross 4.7 Big Piney 575 3.75 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne Edmond
2016-10-16 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone B Deep Ford 5.0 Powell 62 4.99 Good Fair LMB, LSF, RB, SMB Van Someren, Tom The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm. Van Someren
2014-11-10 MO Big Sugar Creek Deep Ford Elk River 4.1 Powell 48 4.28 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie Fillmore
2016-10-15 MO Big Sugar Creek Powell Cyclone B 9.6 Powell 77 5.10 Good Fair LMB, LSF, RB, SMB Van Someren, Tom The water level rating should actually be right between low and good. There was still enough water to navigate, but I had to push through several low water gravel bar-ish areas. Got bit by a spider on my right side under my arm. Van Someren
2013-06-27 MO Big Sugar Creek Mac's Big Rock Sugar Island 4.0 Powell 39 3.90 Low Fair SMB, KSB, LSF Fillmore, Allie; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Jenny; Fillmore, Keith; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2005-05-29 MO Big Sugar Creek Cyclone Big Elk Camp 9.9 Powell 130 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2016-11-13 MO Black River Bluff Cave Rt K 6.0 Annapolis 189 4.17 Good Poor LMB Coroleuski, Linda; Fillmore, Brian; Ligon, Day Cold night of camping but beautiful day of floating. Fillmore
2016-11-12 MO Black River Mill Creek Bluff Cave 8.3 Annapolis 192 4.18 Good Poor SMB Coroleuski, Linda; Fillmore, Brian;, Ligon, Day Beautiful river with excellent water clarity. Fishing was tough under bluebird skies. Camped on gravel bar just downstream of a spring coming from a cave on the bluff. Fillmore
2013-06-06 OK Blue River Harris Ranch Road Coatsworth Road 4.5 Connerville 714 High None None Fillmore, Brian; Ligon, Day; Moore, Dan; Jarod Fillmore
2014-10-21 OK Blue River US 377 Harris Ranch Road 1.2 Connerville 31 5.53 Low Good SMB, LMB, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Oliver, Scott Fillmore
2015-07-28 OK Blue River US 377 Harris Ranch Road 1.2 Connerville 221 6.23 Good Fair LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Hefner, Reagan Fillmore
2016-07-04 OK Blue River Harris Ranch Road Coatsworth Road 4.5 Connerville 194 6.01 Good Excellent LMB, KSB, SMB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca From Brian Fillmore: We had so much fun on the Blue with you guys. Rebecca and I went back on July 4th. I landed 50 bass that day, one of my best days ever! Fillmore
2012-05-04 OK Blue River OK 22 Durant Dam 10.1 Connerville 50 Good Good SMB, KSB, CCF, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Cooper, Matt; Lewis, Shane Fillmore
2014-07-12 OK Blue River Coatsworth Road OK 7 6.5 Connerville 42 5.61 Low Great KSB, LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Gastineau, Kyler; Jackson, Antonio; White, Aaron Fillmore
2006-07-15 OK Blue River OK 7 Hughes Crossing 4.0 Connerville 35 Low Excellent KSB,SMB,LMB Fillmore, Brian; Graves, Grant; Munn, Casey Many small waterfalls must be portaged. Tough float but worth it for the fishing. Fillmore
2016-03-16 OK Blue River US 377 Harris Ranch Road 1.2 Connerville 176 6.23 Good Fair KSB, LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Gallegos, Daniel; Smith, Matt Fillmore
2014-08-23 OK Blue River Cheadle Rd OK 48 3.8 Connerville 40 5.59 Good Great SMB, KSB, CCF, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Simmons, Ralph Fillmore
2014-10-19 OK Blue River US 377 Harris Ranch Road 1.2 Connerville 31 5.53 Low Good SMB, LMB, KSB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2015-08-04 OK Blue River Harris Ranch Road Coatsworth Road 4.5 Connerville 190 6.14 Good Great KSB, LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; LeDoux, Brandon Fillmore
2015-07-17 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 273 6.45 Good Great KSB, LSB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day; Spangler, S; Thompson, Denise Fillmore
2014-08-17 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 44 5.62 Low Great SMB, KSB, LMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2016-07-01 OK Blue River US 377 Coatsworth Road 5.7 Connerville 204 6.04 Good Excellent SMB, LMB, KSB, GSF Edmond, Brian; Fillmore, Becky; Fillmore, Brian; Hallmark, Larissa; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Guerdon; Sardina, Krissy; Thompson, Denise; Van Someren, Tom This stretch had several challenging rapids. The flow was pretty good but several times, we got stuck on the bedrock and had to scoot through or pull the boats out. Fishing was obviously great, but more water would have made this a more exciting kayaking adventure. Edmond
2016-07-19 OK Blue River US 377 Harris Ranch Road 1.2 Connerville 159 5.91 Good Fair LMB, SMB, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Lyons, Matt Float was good but getting close to low. Fillmore
2016-07-16 OK Blue River Coatsworth Road OK 7 6.5 Connerville 176 5.96 Low Good KSB, LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Graves, Alex; Graves, Grant; Hallmark, Larissa; Hefner, Reagan Last part of the float is difficult because of portages over small falls. Fillmore
2014-07-26 OK Blue River Coatsworth Road OK 7 6.5 Connerville 48 5.65 Low Great SMB, KSB, LMB Fillmore, Brian; Graves, Grant; Jones, Alex Fillmore
2016-07-08 OK Blue River Harris Ranch Road Coatsworth Road 4.5 Connerville 180 5.97 Good Great LMB, KSB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Sardina, Krissy; Spangler, Sarah From Brian Fillmore: Only 20 bass today for me but everyone caught fish so it was a great time. Fillmore
2010-07-03 MO Bryant Creek Sycamore Cook 14.1 Tecumseh 309 3.86 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom Edmond
2014-05-04 MO Bryant Creek Bell School MO 95 B 5.0 Tecumseh 341 3.85 Good Fair RB, SMB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore Rebecca Actually camped about five miles downstream of the MO 95 bridge. Fillmore
2014-05-05 MO Bryant Creek MO 95 B Sycamore 4.6 Tecumseh 331 3.82 Good Fair RB, SMB, LMB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Actually camped about five miles downstream of the MO 95 bridge. Fillmore
2015-11-10 AR Buffalo River E Leatherwood Creek White River B 7.1 Harriet 200 3.13 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ Fillmore
2016-11-26 AR Buffalo River E Maumee North Spring Creek 4.4 Harriet 405 3.54 Low Poor LMB Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom Van Someren
2016-11-27 AR Buffalo River E Spring Creek Bluff Dillard's Ferry 5.0 Harriet 336 3.42 Low Poor LMB Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom Van Someren
2016-08-28 AR Buffalo River E Elephant's Head White River 4.3 Harriet 553 3.77 Good Poor LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel Fillmore
2016-08-27 AR Buffalo River E Leatherwood Creek Elephant's Head 2.8 Harriet 553 3.77 Good Good LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel Fillmore
2016-08-26 AR Buffalo River E Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek 9.3 Harriet 653 3.91 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel Fillmore
2016-08-25 AR Buffalo River E Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek 6.9 Harriet 769 4.06 Good Good LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel Fillmore
2011-10-12 AR Buffalo River E (unknown) (unknown) 3.9 Saint Joe 47 3.49 Low Great SMB, RB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2015-11-08 AR Buffalo River E Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek 6.9 Harriet 228 3.20 Good Great LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ Fillmore
2016-03-15 AR Buffalo River E Ponca Kyles 10.6 Ponca 449 3.31 Good None None Amburn, Andrea; Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom The water level was nearly perfect for this trip. There were a few places where kayaks dragged the gravel or some rocks but the current was swift nearly the entire time and most riffles were easily navigated. Edmond
2015-11-09 AR Buffalo River E Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek 9.3 Harriet 216 3.17 Good Good LMB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ Fillmore
2010-10-09 AR Buffalo River E Carver Mount Hersey 6.8 Saint Joe 57 3.79 Low Great SMB, RB, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2010-10-10 AR Buffalo River E Mount Hersey Woolum 8.5 Saint Joe 55 3.78 Low Great SMB, RB, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya Fillmore
2015-06-27 AR Buffalo River E Tyler Bend Gilbert 5.6 Saint Joe 2470 7.41 Good None None Beaver, Laura; Seever, Mike; Seever, Natalie This trip was reported by Natalie Seever. She stated that they didn't drag anywhere and took the trip in about 3 hours, half of the estimate given to them. Seever
2011-10-13 AR Buffalo River E (unknown) Maumee South 3.9 Ponca 47 3.49 Low Great SMB, RB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2011-10-11 AR Buffalo River E Gilbert (unknown) 3.9 Saint Joe 44 3.47 Low Good SMB, RB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2003-05-31 AR Buffalo River E Steel Creek Kyles 10.0 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; UU Church Group See water level information in the Notes section. Edmond
2014-10-09 AR Buffalo River E Ingram Creek B Rush 4.5 Harriet 102 2.53 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-05-13 AR Buffalo River E Erbie A Pruitt 5.8 Berryville 143 2.33 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-05-12 AR Buffalo River E Kyles B Erbie A 9.0 Ponca 164 2.41 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-05-11 AR Buffalo River E Ponca Kyles B 9.0 Ponca 195 2.52 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2014-10-08 AR Buffalo River E Dillard's Ferry Ingram Creek B 4.5 Harriet 102 2.53 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-03-16 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 4.02 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya Some places were too shallow for a canoe, particularly towards the end on a long stretch of bedrock. Several places tipped our canoes or filled them with water. Edmond
2015-12-05 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 248 4.17 Good None None Arnold, Al; Eth, Joe; Flat Brian; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah Tom: I'd rate Saturday's float just below "Good". The water level condition wasn't "ideal", as we still hit bottom many times going through riffles, but didn't have to get out and pull over gravel bars (unless you REALLY effed up and chose your path poorly). Al: I'd say it was "Good". There were maybe four or five riffles I got stuck on, but I probably could have avoided at least a couple of them! Van Someren
2016-07-02 MO Bull Creek D Goodnight Hollow Walnut Shade 7.2 Walnut Shade 209 3.63 Good None None Arnold, Al; Eth, Joe; Turk, Scott From Joe: It was ok, to me, I would not really want it any lower. Eth
2015-08-29 MO Crane Creek I Swinging Bridge Otto Road 6.0 Jenkins 162 4.11 Good None None Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan The water level was at the very cusp of being too low to float. This stretch was very technical, with several downed trees, narrow water, and difficult places to maneuver, even with a kayak. It is not recommended for a canoe or for inexperienced paddlers without the expectation of a lot of portages and upsets. The locals here mentioned Spring Creek (a tributary of Crane Creek) as being a good float with high water. Edmond
2012-10-08 MO Current River Cedargrove Welch Spring B 5.0 Akers 157 0.96 Good Poor SMB, RBT Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2002-08-17 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 262 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Jim; Edmond, Shirlee; Houseworth, Bart; Houseworth, Julie; Houseworth, Owen; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Jerri Ann Edmond
2014-08-11 MO Current River Powder Mill Spring Hollow A 6.9 Akers 208 1.04 Good Poor SMB Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Excellent river levels and current. Only eight other boats on the river all day, including two bass boats with motors, three kayaks, and three canoes. Powder Mill to Waymeyer are not served by daily canoe rentals and might be ideal for a weekend float. Edmond
2012-10-09 MO Current River Welch Spring B Akers B 5.0 Akers 157 0.96 Good Poor RBT Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2014-08-12 MO Current River Spring Hollow A Beal 4.2 Akers 182 0.98 Good Poor SMB Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Quiet and lonely stretch in the early morning. Only a few other boats were seen. Edmond
2012-10-10 MO Current River Akers B Pulltite B 8.0 Akers 161 0.97 Good Poor CP Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2003-06-21 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 252 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard; Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Jerri Ann; Ince, Seth; Powell, Heather Edmond
2012-08-04 MO Current River Waymeyer Van Buren 7.2 Van Buren 707 1.92 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Jim; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Edmond, Shirlee; Houseworth, Bart; Houseworth, Julie; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt The river was very crowded with other floaters, tubers, and motor boats. This stretch was not particularly scenic and fairly slow. Edmond
2012-10-11 MO Current River Pulltite B Round Spring 8.2 Akers 157 0.96 Good Great SMB, KSB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie Fillmore
2007-08-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 181 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Laura; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo; Storts, Todd Edmond
2012-08-04 MO Current River Van Buren Big Spring 4.3 Van Buren 707 1.92 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Houseworth, Bart This stretch was not scenic but the crowding was greatly diminished. One spring was noted on the east bank. Edmond
2016-08-12 MO Current River Pulltite Round Spring 9.0 Akers 278 1.20 Good Poor None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian This was a great trip on the river. There were more people than I expected, probably due to Fri (as opposed to Mon or Tue as we've done before). Edmond
2012-11-12 MO Current River Jerktail Landing A Two Rivers 11.1 Akers 303 1.28 Good Poor SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie Fillmore
2012-11-11 MO Current River Round Spring Jerktail Landing A 6.2 Akers 178 0.99 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie Fillmore
2012-06-24 MO Eleven Point River Stinking Pond A Riverton 13.3 Bardley 362 3.06 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Camped at Sandy Camp, a large sandbar, which is near Stinking Pond Float Camp. Edmond
2012-05-24 MO Eleven Point River Cane Bluff (unknown) 3.7 Bardley 553 3.30 Good Great SMB, RB, LSF, GSF, BLG Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2012-06-23 MO Eleven Point River Greer Stinking Pond A 5.7 Bardley 362 3.06 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Camped at Sandy Camp, a large sandbar, which is near Stinking Pond Float Camp. Edmond
2012-05-25 MO Eleven Point River (unknown) Greer Crossing 3.7 Bardley 549 3.29 Good Great SMB, RB, LSF, GSF, BLG Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2006-06-17 MO Eleven Point River Greer Whitten 11.0 Bardley 499 2.05 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Houseworth, Bart; Houseworth, Julie; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt Edmond
2010-08-07 MO Elk River Rt DD MO 43 9.0 Tiff City 235 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2016-09-18 MO Finley River Reed Road Reed Road 4.2 Riverdale 99 1.24 Low Fair BLG, RB, SMB Van Someren, Tom Put in and took out at Reed Road. Paddled upstream for 2+ miles until a YUUUUUUGE tree snarl was encountered (coordinates of the blockage: 37.042665, -93.072104). Van Someren
2016-08-13 MO Finley River Lindenlure Ozark 6.2 Riverdale 191 1.58 Good Great GSF, LSF, SMB Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah The water level was very good, but this trip included at least two non-trivial portages and several very tricky spots, even for a kayak, due to downed trees and overhanging branches. Edmond
2016-08-07 MO Finley River Riverside Finley River Park 1.4 Riverdale 185 1.56 Good Fair LSF, SMB Van Someren, Tom Just paddled upstream from the Finley River park to Riverside bridge and back to fish a little, so twice the distance. Van Someren
2013-08-17 MO Finley River Riverdale James River 6.4 Riverdale 244 1.76 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Hannah; Williams, Sarah; Williams, Tom The water level was ideal for canoes. There were several obstacles along the way that we walked around for the benefit of the babies. Kayaks were able to traverse most of them with ease. Edmond
2015-11-25 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 181 4.21 Good None None Eth, Joe; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom Van Someren
2016-05-28 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 135 4.80 Good Poor None Amburn, Andrea; Casey, Libra; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Whisenant, Brenda; Whisenant, Don The current was slow and the trip took the entire day (8+ hours). Had to portage around downed trees once and scraped and dragged through gravel in several places. Van Someren
2015-07-03 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 353 4.72 Good None None Bortosky, Rachel; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya Several trees and root wads were disrupted from recent floods. Several places were pretty tricky with the stronger current going directly through trees and into obstacles. Edmond
2007-07-07 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 152 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2015-08-09 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 154 4.06 Good Good LMB, LSF, RB, SMB Bramow, Maxi; Casey, Libra; Dickens, Kristen; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Lowery, Marc; Moler, Leta; Van Someren, Tom Almost everyone was able to get through all the riffles without getting out of their boats, but several places were too shallow to float without dragging at least some. A lot of debris was in the river from recent floods. This is definitely at the low end of what could be considered a comfortable floating level. Edmond
2008-08-16 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road 5.5 Jenkins 238 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2013-07-27 MO Flat Creek Stubblefield Flat Creek Road 19.3 Jenkins 978 6.62 High None None Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe We ran into a couple of obstacles that would have been very challenging in a canoe (one was probably impossible). Other than that, the river was at a very good level. Travelled 19 miles in 7 hours, including several brief stops. Edmond
2010-05-29 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Dry Creek 10.0 Jenkins 275 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Eth, Joe; Morrison, Clay; Morrison, Pam; Van Someren, Tom The last couple of miles were in the still water of Table Rock Lake. Edmond
2015-05-25 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 1450 7.29 High None None Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom The river was high with a couple of downed trees that were problematic. Edmond
2011-06-04 MO Flat Creek Jenkins Rt EE 11.8 Jenkins 272 4.78 Good None None Dawes, Katie; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Morrison, Pam; Turek, Stephanie; Turk, Scott; Van Someren Tom Edmond
2012-08-18 MO Gasconade River Jerome Whitehouse Ford 3.0 Jerome 487 1.36 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian The river was low and slow, but we were down far enough that we easily floated through the riffles without dragging. Even with slow water, ample stops, and a backwater excursion, we made the short trip in about four hours. Edmond
2010-06-12 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen 0.8 Hazelgreen 622 2.50 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2011-07-10 MO Gasconade River Little Piney Creek Jerome 1.2 Jerome 1170 2.20 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Edmond
2011-08-13 MO Gasconade River MO 28 Jerome 10.8 Jerome 1670 2.92 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Edmond
2006-08-20 MO Gasconade River Schlicht Spring MO 17 10.2 Hazelgreen 53 Poor None None Edmond, Brian; Ince, Brianne Edmond
2010-08-14 MO Gasconade River Gasconade Hills Resort Hazelgreen 4.3 Hazelgreen 143 1.23 Good Good SMB, RB, GSF, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Tina; Wann, Denny; Wann, Mom Fillmore
2011-07-03 MO Gasconade River Hazelgreen MO 133 9.2 Hazelgreen 282 1.73 Good Fair SMB, RB, GSF, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Tina; Wann, Denny; Wann, Mom Fillmore
2016-10-23 MO Gasconade River Osage Fork Hazelgreen 0.8 Hazelgreen 1100 3.18 High Poor None Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom The river was flowing and the water was murky. There were no obstacles in this short distance and canoe travel was fine. The level was high due to the massive rainfall event over the area last week (Wed night and Thu). I believe a long float just on the Gasconade could have been attempted at this level. Edmond
2009-05-30 OK Glover River (unknown) Jones River Ranch Road 0.0 Glover 99 Good Fair GSF, LSF, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2012-08-25 MO Huzzah Creek Scotia Meramec River 1.3 Steelville 41 2.08 Low None None Alderson, Daniel; Caldwell, Justin; Edmond, Brian; Filson, Nathan; Ince, Seth; Luebrecht, Michael; Luebrecht, Ryan; Scherder, Travis; Smith, Andy The Bull Float Trip. The river was packed with people, with boats literally touching for much of the trip. Edmond
2011-10-30 OK Illinois River Sparrow Hawk 6 Spark Hawk Campground 6.0 Tahlequah 311 Good Great SMB, KSB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2011-09-05 MO Indian Creek Anderson Lanagan 3.8 Lanagan 45 1.22 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF East, Mitch; Fillmore, Brian; Leonard, Phil; Ligon, Day; Thompson, Denise; Tucker, Charlie Fillmore
2012-05-26 MO Jack Forks River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 27 1.28 Low Great SMB, RB, LSF, BLG, GSF Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Tina; Wann, Denny; Wann, Mom Fillmore
2016-10-22 MO Jacks Fork River Eminence Shawnee Creek 4.6 Eminence 241 2.23 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Allie; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Jenny; Fillmore, Keith; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2007-07-04 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 102 1.73 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2008-06-14 MO Jacks Fork River Blue Spring Rymer 6.6 Mountain View 99 2.04 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2016-10-23 MO Jacks Fork River Shawnee Creek Two Rivers 3.4 Eminence 237 2.22 Good Fair SMB Fillmore, Allie; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Jenny; Fillmore, Keith; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2004-06-19 MO Jacks Fork River Bay Creek Eminence 12.1 Alley Spring 154 2.46 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Blackford, Alicia; Blackford, Eric; Brocaille, Justin; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brent; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth; Lehenbauer, Brenna; Sutter, Colby; Wilson, Jessica Edmond
2013-06-22 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymer 9.4 Mountain View 93 1.78 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom Camped on Rymer gravel bar the night before. First part of trip was uneventful. Right after Blue Spring, a thunderstorm with lots of lightning and thunder dumped nearly two inches of rain on us. Although this level was considered good, we all agreed that a 3-6" higher water level would have been ideal. Edmond
1997-09-07 MO Jacks Fork River Alley Spring Eminence 6.3 Alley Spring 57 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2015-07-12 MO James River Southwood Lake Springfield Park 2.1 Springfield 1440 7.83 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie; Williamson, Lucy; Williamson, Myki Although this trip was technically in the lake, we shuttled a vehicle to the park to take advantage of the slight current coming in with the flooded James River. Edmond
2015-07-25 MO James River Hootentown Kerr 16.9 Galena 3000 6.29 High None None Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe Although the river didn't seem high at all, we didn't encounter a still pool the entire day. We started at 1030 and ended at 1630, but we only stopped a few times. Edmond
2012-06-23 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 72 2.20 Low Fair SMB, RB, BC, LSF Cooper, Matt; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; White, Aaron Fillmore
2014-07-20 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 303 3.13 Good Poor None Bowe, Ann; Bowe, Michelle; Bowe, Mike; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian James River Outfitters had quite a few boats and inner tubes on the river. Despite the short distance, the low current, heat, and sunny conditions were a bit much for Michelle's folks. Edmond
2014-06-22 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 275 2.88 Good Fair GSF Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Hunt, Rob; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom Edmond
2016-10-09 MO James River Rivercut Delaware Town 7.5 Boaz 96 2.46 Low Fair CCF, LSF, SMB Van Someren, Tom The water discharge was navigable, but not enjoyable. I think I scraped more surface off the bottom of my kayak on this trip alone than all other trips combined. Van Someren
2016-10-02 MO James River Hootentown McCall Bridge Road 6.4 Boaz 113 2.38 Good Good LSF, RB, SMB Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah This was near the low end of what would be considered a good float. A few of the riffles were too low and some places ended up being traps for the boats because of the low water. Edmond
1998-07-19 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Galena 194 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2015-03-21 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 651 3.74 Good Poor None Casey, Libra; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Green, Dana; Green, Eric; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; McKnight, Don; McKnight, Jen; Van Someren, Tom The river level was nearly perfect with no major obstacles. The rapids just above the Finley were substantial. Edmond
2013-08-17 MO James River Finley River Hootentown 3.4 Boaz 639 3.54 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom The water was high but not dangerously so. We went over some nice haystacks just below the Finley. Someone reported much higher haystacks above the Finley. Edmond
2016-02-28 MO James River Kerr Cox 4.8 Galena 369 4.48 Good Poor None Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ficarra, Serena; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom It was very windy and cloudy for nearly the entire time, making for an unpleasant float. Nobody fished very much, including Julian. Edmond
2015-06-14 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 444 3.17 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Brandy; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Lichtenberg, Brady; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo The day started with a thundershower that didn't last too long. There are at least two exciting plunges over ledge rock in this stretch. Edmond
2003-08-24 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 65 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth; Smith, Andy Edmond
2007-09-02 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 118 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Mathis, Alicia; Pille, Neil; Saunders, Gigi Edmond
2015-08-16 MO James River Tailwaters Rivercut 7.1 Springfield 158 5.07 Good None None Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williamson, Myki The water level was fine for this trip, but we counted perhaps 6-8 obstacles that were technically challenging in a canoe or for an inexperienced kayaker. In several places, we had to help others or exit the boat to portage around or through particularly troublesome obstacles. Edmond
2016-06-26 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 279 2.90 Good None None Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie; Williamson, Lucy; Williamson, Myki Most of the river was fine, with even some fast areas flowing. The water was a bit murky and we had to drag the canoe through a few low areas. This is about minimum water level recommended for this section. Edmond
2012-09-02 MO James River Crighton Southwood 3.2 Springfield 35 3.70 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Some places could easily snag a boat and require some portage but most could be floated successfully. The last third of the trip was Lake Springfield. Edmond
2016-04-24 MO James River Delaware Town Shelvin Rock 6.5 Boaz 214 2.77 Good Poor None Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Casey, Libra; Coroleuski, Abby; Coroleuski, Ethan; Coroleuski, Lauren; Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Liu, Aimeng; McKay, Lane; Turk Scott; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Vaught, Carol; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan Although I got out only a few times because of shallow water, we rubbed the bottom quite a bit and got hung up on rocks a few times. I wouldn't want to do this much lower. Edmond
1998-07-05 MO James River Kerr Galena 5.0 Galena 232 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2012-05-19 OK Kiamichi River Tuskahoma Bridge US 271 6.7 Clayton 26 Low Great KSB, GSF, LSF, CCF Cooper, Brook; Cooper, Matt; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2008-07-12 OK Kiamichi River Tuskahoma Bridge US 271 6.7 Clayton 24 Low Fair KSB, GSF, LSF, CCF East, Mitch; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Rose, Nick Fillmore
2013-10-15 AR Kings River Stoney Point A Romp Hole 5.1 Berryville 67 2.85 Good Good SMB, KSB, RB,BLG, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-10-11 AR Kings River Rockhouse Trigger Gap 7.7 Berryville 111 3.08 Good Fair SMB, RB, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2013-10-14 AR Kings River Grandveiw Bridge Stoney Point A 9.1 Berryville 69 2.86 Good Great SMB, KSB, RB,BLG, LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-10-13 AR Kings River US 62 Grandview Bridge 10.0 Berryville 84 2.95 Good Good SMB, KSB, RB,LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2013-10-12 AR Kings River Trigger Gap US 62 B 6.2 Berryville 104 3.05 Good Fair SMB, KSB, RB,LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day; Thompson, Denise Fillmore
2011-07-10 MO Little Piney Creek Newburg Gasconade River 4.8 Newburg 144 2.57 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian This was Julian's first float trip. Many areas could have been attempted, especially with a kayak, but we were cautious. Edmond
2009-07-03 MO Little Sac River Morrisville Road MO 215 6.1 Morrisville 53 2.68 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2013-06-08 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 11.7 Morrisville 352 3.41 Good None None Edmond, Brian Some log jams, a few places impossible to boat through (but still enough water to paddle around). I wouldn't want to do this stretch much lower than this. On water at 1330, off at 2000 with some stops. Edmond
2015-03-29 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 115 11.7 Morrisville 318 3.67 Good Poor None Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day The day started out with a south wind. By 1600 hours, the wind had shifted to the north and slowed our progress in several still pools. With experienced paddlers, this river level and even higher could be attempted even in a canoe. It's probably not a good trip for novices or children. Edmond
2011-05-29 MO Little Sac River FR 54 Rt BB 9.2 Morrisville 321 3.56 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2011-04-17 MO Little Sac River Rt O FR 54 3.4 Morrisville 241 3.31 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2008-07-06 MO Little Sac River FR 115 Morrisville Road 5.4 Morrisville 286 3.94 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2008-06-05 IL Mackinaw River Cemetery (1700N South Road) Dee Mac Road Bridge 7.0 Congerville 3940 8.95 High None None Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Tina Fillmore
2016-11-15 OH Maumee River Jim Herber's House Antwerp Park 7.8 Antwerp 346 6.44 Good Poor None Fillmore, Brian; Schooley, Jason Fillmore
2016-07-26 OH Maumee River Jim Herber's House Antwerp Park 7.8 Antwerp 218 5.80 Good Fair FWD Denny, Dan; Fillmore, Brian; Wann, Dolly Great float with Mom and cousin Dan. Caught 4 Freshwater Drum (FWD) and lost the biggest flathead catfish I've ever hooked, 25+ lbs at least. Put in at N41.168650 W84.789264. Fillmore
1994-07-06 OR McKenzie River Forest Glen Finn Rock 3.4 Good Poor RT, WF Beatty, Joseph; Edmond, Brian Driftboat trip. Rainbow trout and whitefish (both about 8" TL) were caught. Steelhead have been caught here but we didn't get any today. Edmond
2005-06-25 MO Meramec River Scott's Ford Indian Springs 5.9 Sullivan 294 2.01 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Brandy; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth Edmond
2012-08-25 MO Meramec River Huzzah Creek Ozark Outdoors 2.5 Sullivan 222 2.00 Low None None Alderson, Daniel; Caldwell, Justin; Edmond, Brian; Filson, Nathan; Ince, Seth; Luebrecht, Michael; Luebrecht, Ryan; Scherder, Travis; Smith, Andy The Bull Float Trip. Boats were often packed together so tightly, they were touching. Although low, the river was still floatable and we didn't drag too many times. Edmond
2002-07-27 MO Meramec River Scott's Ford Indian Springs 5.9 Sullivan 483 2.94 Good None None Brown, Les; Edmond, Brian; Grote, Bob; Wendell, David Edmond
2006-06-24 MO Meramec River Bluffs Ozark Outdoors 9.0 Sullivan 341 2.32 Good None None Alderson, Daniel; Blackford, Alicia; Blackford, Eric; Edmond, Brent; Edmond, Brian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Brandy; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Jerri Ann; Ince, Seth; Perkins, Jenna; Smith, Andy; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Todd Edmond
2016-06-10 MO Mississippi River G Salt River Louisiana 1.6 12.00 Good Poor None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Storts, Amy Jo The current was steady and reliable on this leg of the trip. Edmond
2014-07-30 MO Mississippi River G Saverton Du Pont 6.5 10.00 Good None None Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Paige; Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian The river was choppy from open gates at Saverton and wind in the main channel. Once we reached Gilbert Chute, the current was steady and the wind and choppy waters subsided. Edmond
2012-04-28 OK Mountain Fork River Eagle Creek Bridge (Smithville) The Narrows 6.2 Smithville 65 Good Fair GSF, LSF, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2008-07-26 OK Mountain Fork River Eagle Creek Bridge (Smithville) The Narrows 6.2 Smithville 6 Poor Poor GSF, LSF, SMB East, Mitch; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2007-05-27 OK Mountain Fork River Eagle Creek Bridge (Smithville) The Narrows 6.2 Smithville 76 Good Fair SMB, GSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie; Durand Fillmore
2003-07-06 OK Mountain Fork River Rereg Dam US 70 3.2 Eagleville 363 Good None None Fillmore, Brian; Wann, Denny Fillmore
2016-02-19 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 97 1.86 Good Poor RB Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom The winds were high this day, making paddling difficult in places. Although the spring keeps this river floatable, the water level was noticeably low in several places. Edmond
2007-07-30 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Windyville 47 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2006-07-08 MO Niangua River C NRO Rendezvous 4.8 Good None None Breshears, Julie; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2006-06-11 MO Niangua River C Fort Niangua NRO 9.3 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Ince, Brianne Edmond
2015-06-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 332 2.86 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Brandy; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Lichtenberg, Brady; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo The water was a bit higher and murkier than in previous trips. There were no major obstacles of concern in this stretch. Edmond
2016-01-30 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 283 2.40 Good Poor LMB Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian Several people were fly fishing and one couple in kayaks caught their limit in trout. Edmond
2003-06-14 MO Niangua River C Fort Niangua Rendezvous 14.1 High None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; UU Church Group Edmond
2002-09-07 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None None Caldwell, Tamara; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth; Smith, Andy Edmond
2001-06-09 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2015-01-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 84 1.96 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya Some parts of the river were low but we never had to get out to portage. Very few if any tricky areas. This is a great float for beginners and kids. Edmond
2004-05-08 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Ince, Seth Edmond
2016-06-17 MO Niangua River C Barclay Lead Mines 17.8 Windyville 379 3.06 High None None Arnold, Al; Davis, Reva; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Flat Tom The gauge information is misleading here. The standard is to choose the value at noon on the day of the trip, but it's clear from our observations that we were riding the flood crest at least part of the day (and the Windyville gauge is quite a ways upstream from this stretch of river). When we reached Lead Mines, the gravel bar where we left the truck was flooded and nearly stranded us until the water receded. Originally, we planned to put in at Prosperine but decided we could float the stretch between Barclay and Prosperine faster than doing the long shuttle to the other side of the river. I'm not sure that was actually true but it certainly wasn't a huge difference in time. Edmond
2013-11-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley Bennett Spring 7.9 Windyville 125 2.42 Good Great SMB, KSB Edmond, Brian; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day Floating was perfect, with only one brief portage through a riffle because we took the wrong channel. Edmond
2012-03-18 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 107 1.77 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adelia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan Edmond
2009-07-10 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring NRO 2.9 Windyville 76 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Smith, Andy; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan There were so many people on the river today that it was dangerous to float. Edmond
2016-10-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 64 1.73 Good Poor RT, SMB Davis, Reva; Eth, Joe; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya This was a good float with a strong south wind, luckily at our backs most of the day. I saw several snakes in or at the edge of the water not marked on the log because I couldn't positively identify them. There were a few places where we dragged, but nothing was unmanageable. Edmond
2014-07-15 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 45 1.53 Good Fair RB Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Frese, Garrison; Frese, Heather; Frese, Justus; Frese, Paul The day started with several groups on the river but they quickly outpaced us leaving us mostly alone, particularly after NRO. One gentleman at an access point just upstream from our takeout was particularly entertaining with storytelling and an accent that was typical for the area. Edmond
2008-06-10 MO Niangua River C Moon Valley NRO 10.8 Windyville 602 High None None Bowe, Ann; Bowe, Michelle; Bowe, Mike; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph We took a six-person raft down the river. Edmond
2015-07-17 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Barclay 6.3 Windyville 533 3.53 High None None Edmond, Brian; Grote, Jordan; Williamson, Amelia; Williamson, Charlie; Williamson, Lucy; Williamson, Myki The river was high but not dangerously so. We easily finished this stretch in about four hours, even with several stops to swim and explore. Edmond
2002-06-08 MO Northfork River Blair Dawt 7.6 Tecumseh 811 3.23 Good None None Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2016-08-27 MO Northfork River Hale Twin Bridges 9.3 Tecumseh 538 2.76 Good Good LSF, SMB Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Moler, Leta; Travers, Gina; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom This was a good float but the water was almost too low to be considered good. Another 4" to 6" of water would have been much better if not ideal. There were several long, still pools on this stretch. Very few other floaters were encountered. Edmond
2007-06-09 MO Northfork River Hebron Hammond 10.5 Tecumseh 508 2.77 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2006-07-07 MO Northfork River Kelly Ford Riverside 7.6 Tecumseh 363 2.50 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Frese, Heather; Frese, Paul; Rueter, Kelly; Rueter, Ryan Edmond
2005-06-04 MO Northfork River Blair Dawt 7.6 Tecumseh 428 2.62 Good None None Breshears, Julie; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2015-07-18 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 1230 3.65 High None None Eth, Joe; Gowers, Sam Eth
2004-08-07 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 354 2.46 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe Edmond
2003-08-10 MO Northfork River Hammond Sunburst 10.7 Tecumseh 282 2.30 Good None None Edmond, Brian; Wolfe, Melanie Edmond
2011-07-02 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Hazelgreen 5.3 Hazelgreen 296 1.77 Good Great SMB, RB, GSF, LSF, BLG Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2016-10-23 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Gasconade River 4.5 Hazelgreen 1100 3.18 Good Poor None Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom The river was fairly high and murky due to the massive rainfall event over this area last week (Wed night into Thu). I expected the water would have receded back to normal and perhaps even be too low to float due to the small watershed. Edmond
2010-06-12 MO Osage Fork H Hull Ford Gasconade River 4.5 Hazelgreen 616 2.48 Low None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Edmond
2007-06-24 MO Pomme de Terre River MO 32 CR S-150 4.7 Polk 269 2.57 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2007-06-24 MO Pomme de Terre River CR S-150 Rt D 4.5 Polk 269 2.57 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2008-05-31 IL Rock River TJ's Canoe Rental (Oregon) Castle Rock State Park 5.0 Como 11500 5.44 Good None None Brent's Bachelor Party Fillmore
2008-06-01 IL Rock River Castle Rock State Park Grand Detour (Dixon) 7.0 Como 11900 5.55 Good None None Brent's Bachelor Party Fillmore
2010-07-11 MO Sac River FR 44 Rt U 8.0 Dadeville 130 5.31 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Dawes, Katie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom Edmond
2014-08-17 MO Sac River Caplinger Mills Rt N 0.7 Caplinger Mills 45 4.76 Low Poor None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Water level and flow was very low. However, much of the distance was a pool or had sufficient flow to carry the canoe. The boat ramp at Caplinger Mills was primitive and difficult to use with just a 2WD van. Edmond
2012-04-01 MO Sac River Rt U MO 245 4.3 Dadeville 196 5.72 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Water was muddy and filled with logs. Mostly, the river was navigable without too much trouble, but one point had a log jam that required a 150+ meter portage. Edmond
2009-05-08 MO Saint Francis River Big Creek Sam Baker State Park 0.3 Patterson 2640 8.77 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Edmond
2014-07-28 MO Salt River F Bluff View Rt H 6.4 Center 1470 5.33 Good None None Bowe, Michelle; Bufford, Anne Marie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Hays, Chloe; Smith, Benson; Smith, Brianne Some water was released from the re-regulation dam during this time, including right after we passed under the Rt A bridge. Because of the release of water, the gauge level varied widely (from 1400 cfs to nearly 8000 cfs). Edmond
2016-06-10 MO Salt River F Shanks Mississippi River 4.6 New London 39 2.53 Good Poor None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Camryn; Grote, Chase; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Storts, Amy Jo There was no current on the Salt River at all. At times, we were paddling against the wind. If we had a straight tail wind, or there was a flow, the trip would have been much better. Edmond
2015-07-31 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 9210 12.75 High None None Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Hays, Chloe; Houseworth, Owen; Houseworth, Wyatt; Lichtenberg, Brady; Smith, Benson; Smith, Brianne; Smith, Keegan; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo; Zappala, Gianna The Corps was releasing water from the flood gates of Cannon Dam and also generating power. We easily did this stretch in 2 1/2 hours without stopping. Edmond
2015-07-27 MO Salt River F Bluff View Indian Camp 18.7 New London 7570 9.89 High None None Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Chase; Luebrecht, Olivia; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb The water was flowing from the beginning of this trip. We made this distance in 6 1/2 hours with minimal stops for swimming and resting. Edmond
2016-07-26 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 5720 10.01 Good None Ballard, Christina; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Camryn; Ince, Hunter; Ince, Jessica; Luebrecht, Olivia; Mills, Jerri Ann; Mills, Kevin; Smith, Andy; Smith, Benson; Smith, Keegan; Storts, Amy Jo Cannon Dam was generating in the afternoon. We hit the wave of water, which moved along at 3+ mph for most of the day. Towards the end, the current subsided, probably because we were close to the re-regulation dam. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip. Edmond
2016-07-28 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 4310 8.71 Good None Ballard, Paige; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Grote, Chase; Grote, Hannah; Zappala, Gianna Cannon Dam was generating, but only in the afternoon. Water level read from 1600 hours, about halfway through the trip. Edmond
2014-07-28 MO Salt River F Rt H Indian Camp 12.3 New London 1350 4.73 Good None None Bufford, Anne Marie; Edmond, Brian; Grote, Bob; Grote, Hannah; Hays, Chloe Although we had normal water much of the afternoon, the pulse of water from power generation helped us through the latter part of the day. Edmond
2014-11-08 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 256 2.44 Good Great LMB, KSB, SMB, RB Fillmore, Brian; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2016-09-24 MO Shoal Creek Cherry Corner Cherry Corner 4.0 Joplin 160 2.00 Good Fair BLG, LMB, RB Van Someren, Tom Water was murky, reminiscent of the DOJ. But the gradient through this section made paddling upstream seem more difficult than other typical Ozark streams. Paddled up to the railroad trestle and floated back. Van Someren
2014-11-09 MO Shoal Creek Water's Edge Wildcat 7.6 Joplin 244 2.41 Good Good LMB, KSB, SMB Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie; Ligon, Day Fillmore
2015-05-02 MO Shoal Creek Lime Kiln Water's Edge 8.7 Joplin 408 2.86 Good Fair BLG, KSB, SMB Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Adalia; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elseya; McKnight, Don; McKnight, Jen Shoal Creek seems to switch back and forth between a clear, spring-fed Ozark river and a prairie ditch. The brush piles and log jams made for a moderately technical trip which would probably have been dangerous in high water. Railroad tracks are always nearby and trains are frequent. Edmond
2013-12-14 OK Washita River OK 1 US 377 9.0 Dickson 164 8.02 Good None None Fillmore, Brian; White, Aaron Duck hunting. Fillmore
2014-01-26 OK Washita River OK 1 US 377 9.0 Dickson 122 Good None None Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Duck hunting. Fillmore
2010-03-06 OK Washita River OK 1 US 377 9.0 Dickson 1410 Good None None Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca Fillmore
2016-08-28 AR White River Buffalo River Shipps Ferry 5.6 Norfork 2720 5.25 Good Poor LSF Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel Fillmore
2015-11-11 AR White River Buffalo River B Shipps Ferry 5.6 Norfork 5120 5.41 Good Poor None Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ Fillmore

Summary

Miles1504
Trips177
Rivers44
States6
People193
Dates203
Years19
Months12
Data Rows223
Data Sources6

Notes

A Slightly above (upstream)

B Slightly below (downstream)

C Historical data are mostly lacking for the Niangua River. Furthermore, gauges placed in strategic locations for this purpose are lacking, since Bennett Spring is such an important part of the water source for the river. However, the Niangua can be floated most summers below the spring, even during dry years.

D The Sunday 3 February 2013 edition of the Springfield News-Leader contained a front page article about Bull Creek. It mentioned a local who called the river "white-watery" at 600 cfs and "low and draggy" below 200 cfs (as measured from Walnut Shade).

E The Ponca low water bridge air space measurement, compared to the USGS gauge, is explained by Mike Mills from Buffalo Outdoor Center. He describes 3-4 feet (10-20" air space) as being ideal for the upper Buffalo River as measured at Ponca.

F Salt River trips below the Clarence Cannon Dam Reregulation Pool vary greatly depending on power generation schedules, release of excess flood water, and the reregulation water level itself. Tentative power generation schedules can be found online or by calling 417.881.8772. The corps can be reached directly at 573.735.4097 (Mark Twain Lake) or 314.331.8342 / 800.432.1208 (Saint Louis District). It is best to call in the morning to ensure the tentative schedule will be followed.

G Mississippi River water levels are tracked through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers River Gages site.

H There is no USGS gauge on the Osage Fork of the Gasconade River. The listed water levels are for the Gasconade River near Hazelgreen and might not be a good indicator of the Osage Fork.

I There is no USGS gauge on Crane Creek. The listed water levels are for Flat Creek and might not be a good indicator of Crane Creek, despite the physical proximity of the two streams. The maximum air space for a successful trip at the Otto Road low water bridge is about 13 inches.

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