Current River (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverCurrent River
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Montauk (07064440) Currently potential (111 cfs) and steady
Akers (07064533) Currently good (410 cfs) and steady
Powder Mill (07066510) Currently unknown (0 cfs) and steady
Van Buren (07067000) Currently good (1860 cfs) and rising
Doniphan (07068000) Currently potential (2780 cfs) and falling
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Trips for Current River (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2019-06-26 Akers Gladden Creek Total trip distance: 18.2 miles0.3 Good Akers (07064533) 708 1.83 None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things.We arrived at Akers with the intention of camping there and shuttling and floating the next day. We met up with someone at the canoe rental who agreed to shuttle that night so we could get started. It was nearly dark when we pushed off so we stopped at the first available gravel bar to camp. Raccoons raided one of our dry bags for food that night, ripping a hole in the side and eating all of our English muffins and some other miscellaneous things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 708
Height: 1.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 708<br />Height: 1.83
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-27 Gladden Creek Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Total trip distance: 18.2 miles13.7 Good Akers (07064533) 614 1.69 Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby.This was a perfect day to be on the river. We didn't see anyone else until nearly noon. We made great progress during the day as the current was moving steadily. Fishing was nearly non-existent. We did visit the main features including Cave Spring, Rockhouse Cave, Pulltite, and the smaller springs nearby. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 614
Height: 1.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 614<br />Height: 1.69
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-28 Cedargrove Big Creek Total trip distance: 17.2 miles0.9 Good Akers (07064533) 569 1.62 None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time.We arrived at Cedargrove a little before 1600 hours and unloaded our boats and equipment. Renee stayed with the boats while we shuttled to Pulltite. Tom and Renee pushed off around 1730 hours to find a camp site. Stephanie and I pushed off around 1830 hours. Dinner was a sausage, pepper, and rice casserole from Renee along with mango / avocado salsa and chocolate for dessert. The night was crystal clear and we saw a bright shooting star while sitting around the campfire. We slept outside and the dew was heavy, making everything very wet. Fortunately, the sun was bright and warm first thing in the morning, drying everything quickly. The gear in the boat was heavy but sufficient for an overnight trip. We did have some challenges sleeping together with two separate sleeping pads. We'll try a single air mattress next time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 569
Height: 1.62
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 569<br />Height: 1.62
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-28 Slick Shoal Hollow (B) Round Spring Total trip distance: 18.2 miles4.2 Good Akers (07064533) 557 1.60 None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day).We broke camp late and spent a great deal of time lounging on gravel bars, including a delightful tea time setup at the mouth of Sinking Creek. Here, water in the creek was warmer than the river water which was an interesting flip about the usual nature of things. This was a fantastic multi-day trip on the Current and the first overnight river trip Tom and I attempted (although we've done several where we car camp and then paddle the next day). USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 557
Height: 1.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 557<br />Height: 1.60
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-29 Big Creek Cave Spring Total trip distance: 17.2 miles12.0 Good Akers (07064533) 490 1.49 Poor SMBSMB Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things.We broke camp around 1130 hours and took our time paddling downstream. We stopped at Welch Spring and Medlock Cave along the way for photos. We lost track of Tom and Renee just downstream from Akers and paddled through the early evening to find them setup at Cave Spring. This night, we setup our tents to ward off the dew. The night and next morning were somewhat overcast and cool. Dinner tonight was burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, avocado / mango salsa, among other things. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 490
Height: 1.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 490<br />Height: 1.49
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-08-30 Cave Spring Pulltite Total trip distance: 17.2 miles4.3 Good Akers (07064533) 427 1.38 Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Stephanie
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time.We broke camp around 1230 hours after touring Cave Spring and getting photos. Overall, the loaded canoe was tricky to maneuver on the upper sections of the river where obstacles could be a little more challenging than further down. We stopped at Rockhouse Cave for photos. We arrived at Pulltite around 1700 hours after taking our time paddling downstream and stopping for a long lunch. Despite travelling on a week day, we were with other people much of the time. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 427
Height: 1.38
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 427<br />Height: 1.38
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2012-11-12 Jerktail Landing (A) Two Rivers Total trip distance: 17.3 miles11.1 Good Akers (07064533) 303 1.28 Poor SMBSMB Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Javorsek, Rachie
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 303
Height: 1.28
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 303<br />Height: 1.28
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-08-12 Pulltite Round Spring Total trip distance: 9.0 miles9.0 Good Akers (07064533) 273 1.20 Poor NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
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).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). USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 273
Height: 1.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 273<br />Height: 1.20
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2002-08-17 Akers Pulltite Total trip distance: 9.5 miles9.5 Good Akers (07064533) 262 None NoneNone 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
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
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 262
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 262<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2003-06-21 Akers Pulltite Total trip distance: 9.5 miles9.5 Good Akers (07064533) 252 None NoneNone Ballard, Christina
Ballard, Kevin
Ballard, Paige
Ballard, Webb
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Ince, Brianne
Ince, Jerri Ann
Ince, Seth
Powell, Heather
Ballard, Christina; Ballard, Kevin; Ballard, Paige; Ballard, Webb; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Jerri Ann; Ince, Seth; Powell, Heather
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 252
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 252<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-11 Akers Pulltite Total trip distance: 11.9 miles9.5 Good Akers (07064533) 213 0.98 Fair RTRT Edmond, Brian
Grindstaff, Brian
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Grindstaff, Brian; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Tom
Most of this stretch flowed pretty well. We hit the bottom on several riffles and some runs were trickier than they would have been in a little higher water.Most of this stretch flowed pretty well. We hit the bottom on several riffles and some runs were trickier than they would have been in a little higher water. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 213
Height: 0.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 213<br />Height: 0.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-11 Welch Akers Total trip distance: 11.9 miles2.4 Good Akers (07064533) 213 0.98 Poor SMBSMB Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
We put in at the landing, a small road down to the river pretty far south of the spring and hospital ruins. This section was nice and flowing quickly. We could have easily done this stretch in an hour. There were a few places where we dragged on the bottom a bit.We put in at the landing, a small road down to the river pretty far south of the spring and hospital ruins. This section was nice and flowing quickly. We could have easily done this stretch in an hour. There were a few places where we dragged on the bottom a bit. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 213
Height: 0.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 213<br />Height: 0.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-08-11 Powder Mill Spring Hollow (A) Total trip distance: 11.1 miles6.9 Good Akers (07064533) 204 1.04 Poor SMBSMB Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 204
Height: 1.04
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 204<br />Height: 1.04
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-08-12 Spring Hollow (A) Beal Total trip distance: 11.1 miles4.2 Good Akers (07064533) 187 0.98 Poor SMBSMB Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
Quiet and lonely stretch in the early morning. Only a few other boats were seen.Quiet and lonely stretch in the early morning. Only a few other boats were seen. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 187
Height: 0.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 187<br />Height: 0.98
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2007-08-11 Akers Pulltite Total trip distance: 9.5 miles9.5 Good Akers (07064533) 181 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Ince, Brianne
Ince, Laura
Storts, Amy Jo
Storts, Kaleb
Storts, Kylie Jo
Storts, Todd
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Laura; Storts, Amy Jo; Storts, Kaleb; Storts, Kylie Jo; Storts, Todd
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 181
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 181<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2012-11-11 Round Spring Jerktail Landing (A) Total trip distance: 17.3 miles6.2 Good Akers (07064533) 178 0.99 Fair SMBSMB Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Javorsek, Rachie
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 178
Height: 0.99
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 178<br />Height: 0.99
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2012-10-09 Welch Spring (B) Akers (B) Total trip distance: 26.2 miles5.0 Good Akers (07064533) 161 0.96 Poor RBTRBT Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 161
Height: 0.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 161<br />Height: 0.96
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2012-10-11 Pulltite (B) Round Spring Total trip distance: 26.2 miles8.2 Good Akers (07064533) 157 0.96 Great SMB
KSB
SMB, KSB
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Javorsek, Rachie
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Javorsek, Rachie
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 157
Height: 0.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 157<br />Height: 0.96
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2012-10-10 Akers (B) Pulltite (B) Total trip distance: 26.2 miles8.0 Good Akers (07064533) 157 0.97 Poor CPCP Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 157
Height: 0.97
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 157<br />Height: 0.97
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2012-10-08 Cedargrove Welch Spring (B) Total trip distance: 26.2 miles5.0 Good Akers (07064533) 157 0.96 Poor SMB
RBT
SMB, RBT
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 157
Height: 0.96
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 157<br />Height: 0.96
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2017-07-09 Two Rivers Blair Creek (A) Total trip distance: 3.0 miles3.0 High Powder Mill (07066510) 0 3.20 Poor RBRB Larsen, Chris
Norris, John
Zumwalt, Dirk
Larsen, Chris; Norris, John; Zumwalt, Dirk
Lot of debris from recent flooding - wear shoes at all times to be safe. If kayaking/canoeing - be aware that the jet boats are everywhere and it can be dangerouse for newer paddlers.Lot of debris from recent flooding - wear shoes at all times to be safe. If kayaking/canoeing - be aware that the jet boats are everywhere and it can be dangerouse for newer paddlers. USGS Gauge Data:
Powder Mill (07066510)
Discharge: 0
Height: 3.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Powder Mill (07066510)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 3.20
Source: LarsenSource: Larsen
Click for details2012-08-04 Waymeyer Van Buren Total trip distance: 11.5 miles7.2 Good Van Buren (07067000) 707 1.92 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Jim
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Edmond, Shirlee
Houseworth, Bart
Houseworth, Julie
Houseworth, Owen
Houseworth, Wyatt
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.The river was very crowded with other floaters, tubers, and motor boats.  This stretch was not particularly scenic and fairly slow. USGS Gauge Data:
Van Buren (07067000)
Discharge: 707
Height: 1.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Van Buren (07067000)<br />Discharge: 707<br />Height: 1.92
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2012-08-04 Van Buren Big Spring Total trip distance: 11.5 miles4.3 Good Van Buren (07067000) 707 1.92 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Houseworth, Bart
Edmond, Brian; Houseworth, Bart
This stretch was not scenic but the crowding was greatly diminished. One spring was noted on the east bank.This stretch was not scenic but the crowding was greatly diminished.  One spring was noted on the east bank. USGS Gauge Data:
Van Buren (07067000)
Discharge: 707
Height: 1.92
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Van Buren (07067000)<br />Discharge: 707<br />Height: 1.92
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

A total of 23 rows are displayed.

Trip Summary for Current River (Missouri)

Miles153.9
Trips12
People35
Dates21
Years8
Months6
Rows23
Sources3

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