James River (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverJames River
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Springfield (07050700) Currently poor (17 cfs) and falling
Boaz (07052250) Currently unknown (72 cfs) and steady
Galena (07052500) Currently good (212 cfs) and steady
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Trips for James River (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2015-03-21 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 735 3.74 Poor NoneNone 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
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.The river level was nearly perfect with no major obstacles. The rapids just above the Finley were substantial. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 735
Height: 3.74
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 735<br />Height: 3.74
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-08-17 Finley River Hootentown Total trip distance: 9.8 miles3.4 Good Boaz (07052250) 589 3.54 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Ligon, Adalia
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elicia
Ligon, Elseya
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 589
Height: 3.54
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 589<br />Height: 3.54
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-06-14 Delaware Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Boaz (07052250) 439 3.17 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Grote, Brandy
Grote, Camryn
Grote, Chase
Grote, Hannah
Lichtenberg, Brady
Storts, Amy Jo
Storts, Kaleb
Storts, Kylie Jo
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 439
Height: 3.17
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 439<br />Height: 3.17
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-07-19 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 387 3.26 None NoneNone Feistner
Osborn
Feistner; Osborn
What a great Monday. River was just a bit murky due to it being a little higher than normal for this time of the year, but otherwise, couldn't have been better. Just enough current to push us steadily down river and make the river a bit easier to navigate in the shallow areas. Weather was gorgeous too. We did help another family who had a canoe "tipover" on the riffle right above the M Highway bridge. Everyone should be alert right there. Otherwise, float was incident free and a great day to be on the river.What a great Monday. River was just a bit murky due to it being a little higher than normal for this time of the year, but otherwise, couldn't have been better. Just enough current to push us steadily down river and make the river a bit easier to navigate in the shallow areas. Weather was gorgeous too. We did help another family who had a canoe USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 387
Height: 3.26
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 387<br />Height: 3.26
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2019-08-24 Shelvin Rock Finley River (B) Total trip distance: 6.2 miles3.1 Good Boaz (07052250) 309 3.03 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
This was an easy overnight trip on the James to test out the canoe for a complete overnight load. Smoked sausage and macaroni and cheese for dinner with chocolate for dessert. It was the first overnight river trip for Julian.This was an easy overnight trip on the James to test out the canoe for a complete overnight load. Smoked sausage and macaroni and cheese for dinner with chocolate for dessert. It was the first overnight river trip for Julian. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 309
Height: 3.03
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 309<br />Height: 3.03
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-06-22 Hootentown McCall Bridge Road Total trip distance: 6.4 miles6.4 Good Boaz (07052250) 283 2.88 Fair GSFGSF Amburn, Andrea
Edmond, Brian
Hunt, Rob
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Hunt, Rob; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 283
Height: 2.88
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 283<br />Height: 2.88
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-06-26 Delaware Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Boaz (07052250) 275 2.90 None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Williamson, Amelia
Williamson, Charlie
Williamson, Lucy
Williamson, Myki
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 275
Height: 2.90
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 275<br />Height: 2.90
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-03-07 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 267 2.98 Poor NoneNone Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
A beautiful March afternoon to float in SW Missouri! We put in around 1330 and were off by 1645. Did not stop much due to ample current and flow. Fishing was non-existent despite good efforts. It is not the best stretch of river to float by any means, but it'll do in a pinch this time of year. Ready for spring!A beautiful March afternoon to float in SW Missouri! We put in around 1330 and were off by 1645. Did not stop much due to ample current and flow. Fishing was non-existent despite good efforts. It is not the best stretch of river to float by any means, but it'll do in a pinch this time of year. Ready for spring! USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 267
Height: 2.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 267<br />Height: 2.98
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2019-08-25 Finley River (B) Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles3.1 Good Boaz (07052250) 258 2.91 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
The night was cool but good. A huge band of thunderstorms in Kansas prompted us to get up early and pack our gear, get an early breakfast, and head home. We made it off the river by 900 hours, home by 1000 hours.The night was cool but good. A huge band of thunderstorms in Kansas prompted us to get up early and pack our gear, get an early breakfast, and head home. We made it off the river by 900 hours, home by 1000 hours. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 258
Height: 2.91
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 258<br />Height: 2.91
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-06-01 Delaware Hootentown Total trip distance: 12.7 miles12.7 Good Boaz (07052250) 226 2.87 Good CCF
GSF
LMB
LSF
SMB
CCF, GSF, LMB, LSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Originally this trip was supposed to be on Crane Creek. However, finding it in flood stage (from the previous night's rains) when I got there, I spontaneously switched to doing the James, since it was basically on the drive back to the house. Thankfully the DOJ's current had movement for most of this long stretch, because doing 12.7 miles without its assistance would have been WAAAAY too much. Shelvin Rock to Hootie is much more interesting (IMHO) than Delaware to Shelvin. Though somewhat scenic, the entire length just has FAAAAAR too many long, slow, wide, tedious sections for my taste. The James is definitely the Waffle House of rivers (i.e., always there, always open, generally "Meh!").Originally this trip was supposed to be on Crane Creek. However, finding it in flood stage (from the previous night's rains) when I got there, I spontaneously switched to doing the James, since it was basically on the drive back to the house. Thankfully the DOJ's current had movement for most of this long stretch, because doing 12.7 miles without its assistance would have been WAAAAY too much. Shelvin Rock to Hootie is much more interesting (IMHO) than Delaware to Shelvin. Though somewhat scenic, the entire length just has FAAAAAR too many long, slow, wide, tedious sections for my taste. The James is definitely the Waffle House of rivers (i.e., always there, always open, generally USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 226
Height: 2.87
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 226<br />Height: 2.87
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2021-12-27 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 220 2.90 Poor LMBLMB Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke
A wonderful float in late December is hard to beat. Saw bald eagles, deer, and a family of beavers swimming in the current. A gentle northeast wind made the float easy and even with heavy fishing, we made it to Hootentown in under six hours. Not a soul in sight, just the way we like it. This is the best time of the year to float on the James for sure.A wonderful float in late December is hard to beat. Saw bald eagles, deer, and a family of beavers swimming in the current. A gentle northeast wind made the float easy and even with heavy fishing, we made it to Hootentown in under six hours. Not a soul in sight, just the way we like it. This is the best time of the year to float on the James for sure. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 220
Height: 2.90
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 220<br />Height: 2.90
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2022-09-05 Rivercut Nelson Mill Road Total trip distance: 3.6 miles3.6 Good Boaz (07052250) 212 2.90 Great BLG
GSF
KSB
LMB
LSF
RB
SMB
BLG, GSF, KSB, LMB, LSF, RB, SMB
Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Greenstreet, Michael
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Greenstreet, Michael
Labor Day 2022 Float... We were on the water by 0730 and targeted structure along the edge with shaky heads and wacky rigs. We caught five smallies over 16" between the three of us, with numerous rock bass and small spotted bass in between. There are a couple slow sections of the float that require some paddling and the rock shelf about a mile in are still difficult to navigate. Fishing shut off once the fog and clouds rolled out and clear skies prevailed. Off the river by 1430... slow pace for intense fishing.Labor Day 2022 Float... We were on the water by 0730 and targeted structure along the edge with shaky heads and wacky rigs. We caught five smallies over 16 USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 212
Height: 2.90
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 212<br />Height: 2.90
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2016-04-24 Delaware Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Good Boaz (07052250) 203 2.77 Poor NoneNone 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
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 203
Height: 2.77
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 203<br />Height: 2.77
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-02-05 Shelvin Rock Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 3.0 miles3.0 Good Boaz (07052250) 175 2.69 Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Paddled upstream 1.5 miles (approx. 1/2 mi past the Big Bend Road bridge) then returned back to Shelvin. Water was clear, fishing non-existent, since I didn't even see any in the water.Paddled upstream 1.5 miles (approx. 1/2 mi past the Big Bend Road bridge) then returned back to Shelvin. Water was clear, fishing non-existent, since I didn't even see any in the water. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 175
Height: 2.69
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 175<br />Height: 2.69
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-07-10 Finley River Hootentown Total trip distance: 3.5 miles3.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 160 2.71 Great KSB
RB
SMB
KSB, RB, SMB
Barton, Adam
Brumfield, Josh
Barton, Adam; Brumfield, Josh
A short trip that began on the last 1/4 mile of the Finley resulted in some great fishing. Smallmouth bass were hungry and were caught in eddies close to the current.A short trip that began on the last 1/4 mile of the Finley resulted in some great fishing. Smallmouth bass were hungry and were caught in eddies close to the current. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 160
Height: 2.71
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 160<br />Height: 2.71
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2022-06-25 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 151 2.72 None NoneNone Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke
2022 JRBP River Rescue Cleanup Float2022 JRBP River Rescue Cleanup Float USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 151
Height: 2.72
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 151<br />Height: 2.72
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2022-08-01 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 142 2.65 None NoneNone Sauer, MichaelSauer, Michael No Portages, but some dragging, some due to choosing the wrong lines an my first trip on this river. One real exciting rapid with a drop 6-9" just above Finley on the right fork. Unsure if the left one is navigable. Fun run, definitely exciting.No Portages, but some dragging, some due to choosing the wrong lines an my first trip on this river. One real exciting rapid with a drop 6-9 USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 142
Height: 2.65
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 142<br />Height: 2.65
Source: SauerSource: Sauer
Click for details2021-08-03 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 140 2.66 None NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Copeland, Bryan
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Copeland, Bryan; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This trip was to celebrate Andrea's 33rd birthday. The weather was beautiful, the water level was nearly perfect with clear, flowing water. A few people were on the river but it wasn't too bad. Tom had too much to drink and Renee was hungover and Marianne was sleepy for some reason. But the rest of us had a good time and Julian used a rope swing for the first time on this trip.This trip was to celebrate Andrea's 33rd birthday. The weather was beautiful, the water level was nearly perfect with clear, flowing water. A few people were on the river but it wasn't too bad. Tom had too much to drink and Renee was hungover and Marianne was sleepy for some reason. But the rest of us had a good time and Julian used a rope swing for the first time on this trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 140
Height: 2.66
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 140<br />Height: 2.66
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-10-26 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 129 2.61 Poor NoneNone Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Flynn, Beth
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Flynn, Beth; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below "Good", but still easily navigable. The fall colors were in their first stage of full display, so it was a nice cool-ish October day float.Fishing was non-existent. Water level was just below USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 129
Height: 2.61
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 129<br />Height: 2.61
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-07-14 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Boaz (07052250) 129 2.60 None NoneNone Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Hannah
Williams, Sarah
Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Hannah; Williams, Sarah
This was a Birthday Week float for Sarah, since her 40th would be on Friday. Remarkably (to me) the DoJ was actually flowing fairly well, despite this day being right in the middle of the summer season and additionally having had nearly no rain in the previous month. We got in at 10:20 and took out right around 14:00 with a very leisure lunch/swim break less than a mile from the take-out. Interestingly, we met a guy (Steve Wicken, 417-231-1263) who needed a ride back to Kerr to retrieve his vehicle. Chatting with him we found out that he had floated the length of the Missouri River as part of a reenactment of Lewis and Clark's journey to survey the western territory (a four-year reenactment!). He lives near Flat Creek and offered to help with our shuttling anytime in the future. Woo hoo!This was a Birthday Week float for Sarah, since her 40th would be on Friday. Remarkably (to me) the DoJ was actually flowing fairly well, despite this day being right in the middle of the summer season and additionally having had nearly no rain in the previous month. We got in at 10:20 and took out right around 14:00 with a very leisure lunch/swim break less than a mile from the take-out.

Interestingly, we met a guy (Steve Wicken, 417-231-1263) who needed a ride back to Kerr to retrieve his vehicle. Chatting with him we found out that he had floated the length of the Missouri River as part of a reenactment of Lewis and Clark's journey to survey the western territory (a four-year reenactment!). He lives near Flat Creek and offered to help with our shuttling anytime in the future. Woo hoo! USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 129
Height: 2.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 129<br />Height: 2.60
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2022-08-20 Rivercut Delaware Town Total trip distance: 7.5 miles7.5 Low Boaz (07052250) 120 2.61 Great BLG
GSF
KSB
LMB
LSF
RB
SMB
BLG, GSF, KSB, LMB, LSF, RB, SMB
Barton, Adam
Greenstreet, Michael
Barton, Adam; Greenstreet, Michael
On the river by 0730 with cloudy skies until 1300, then sunny and hot until we were off at 1630. Very difficult log jam and rapid to portage at the end of the golf course. The stretch from the golf course to Nelson Mill Road was very favorable for fishing, with some quality bass. The river was very low and slow, so we had to paddle for a while to reach Delaware Town.On the river by 0730 with cloudy skies until 1300, then sunny and hot until we were off at 1630. Very difficult log jam and rapid to portage at the end of the golf course. The stretch from the golf course to Nelson Mill Road was very favorable for fishing, with some quality bass. The river was very low and slow, so we had to paddle for a while to reach Delaware Town. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 120
Height: 2.61
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 120<br />Height: 2.61
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2007-09-02 Delaware Shelvin Rock Total trip distance: 6.5 miles6.5 Low Boaz (07052250) 118 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Brian
Mathis, Alicia
Pille, Neil
Saunders, Gigi
Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Mathis, Alicia; Pille, Neil; Saunders, Gigi
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 118
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 118<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-10-09 Rivercut Delaware Town Total trip distance: 7.5 miles7.5 Low Boaz (07052250) 85 2.46 Fair CCF
LSF
SMB
CCF, LSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan 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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 85
Height: 2.46
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 85<br />Height: 2.46
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-10-02 Hootentown McCall Bridge Road Total trip distance: 6.4 miles6.4 Good Boaz (07052250) 83 2.38 Good LSF
RB
SMB
LSF, RB, SMB
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 83
Height: 2.38
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 83<br />Height: 2.38
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2012-06-23 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Low Boaz (07052250) 73 2.20 Fair SMB
RB
BC
LSF
SMB, RB, BC, LSF
Cooper, Matt
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
White, Aaron
Cooper, Matt; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; White, Aaron
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 73
Height: 2.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 73<br />Height: 2.20
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2003-08-24 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Boaz (07052250) 65 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Ince, Brianne
Ince, Seth
Smith, Andy
Edmond, Brian; Ince, Brianne; Ince, Seth; Smith, Andy
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Boaz (07052250)
Discharge: 65
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Boaz (07052250)<br />Discharge: 65<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2015-07-25 Hootentown Kerr Total trip distance: 16.9 miles16.9 High Galena (07052500) 2330 6.29 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 2330
Height: 6.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 2330<br />Height: 6.29
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-12-25 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 937 4.37 None NoneNone Bartlett, Ashes
Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Bartlett, Ashes; Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee
A short Christmas Float on a beautiful sunny day. The weather was perfect with the exception of a wicked headwind that would come and go as we paddled. Ashes did okay for her very first float in a kayak.A short Christmas Float on a beautiful sunny day. The weather was perfect with the exception of a wicked headwind that would come and go as we paddled. Ashes did okay for her very first float in a kayak. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 937
Height: 4.37
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 937<br />Height: 4.37
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2017-06-10 Crane Creek Cox Total trip distance: 10.4 miles8.4 Good Galena (07052500) 920 5.66 Poor NoneNone Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Wilson, Ryan
Wilson, Shiree
Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan; Wilson, Shiree
Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. The James was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. From just below Kerr Access all the way to Galena, we had to put up with the noise and shenanigans of 130 college students drifting down the river in a mass rafting flotilla.Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. The James was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. From just below Kerr Access all the way to Galena, we had to put up with the noise and shenanigans of 130 college students drifting down the river in a mass rafting flotilla. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 920
Height: 5.66
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 920<br />Height: 5.66
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2022-08-14 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 815 4.29 Poor NoneNone Blaisdell, Beth
Copeland, Bryan
Copeland, Rhonda
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Blaisdell, Beth; Copeland, Bryan; Copeland, Rhonda; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
We got on the river around 1000 hours and paddled pretty consistently to secure a gravel bar with shade about 2/3 of the way to our destination. We cooked burgers, ate pasta salad, chips, and cookies, and swam and skipped rocks for much of the afternoon. Around 1400 hours, we pushed off to finish the journey but stopped a few times to swim and relax. The water level was a little low in spots but still warrants a "Good" rating. Several others were on the river due to the hot weather. This is definitely not a choice destination due to the large numbers of people on any given day but other options are limited due to the low water levels.We got on the river around 1000 hours and paddled pretty consistently to secure a gravel bar with shade about 2/3 of the way to our destination. We cooked burgers, ate pasta salad, chips, and cookies, and swam and skipped rocks for much of the afternoon. Around 1400 hours, we pushed off to finish the journey but stopped a few times to swim and relax. The water level was a little low in spots but still warrants a USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 815
Height: 4.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 815<br />Height: 4.29
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2021-07-25 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Galena (07052500) 467 4.26 Poor NoneNone Brown, Lucy
Hesington, Craig
Milligan, Jane
Mohr, Lelly
Romano, David
Romano, Hannah
Van Someren, Tom
Wantland, Larry
Brown, Lucy; Hesington, Craig; Milligan, Jane; Mohr, Lelly; Romano, David; Romano, Hannah; Van Someren, Tom; Wantland, Larry
This was billed as a "Meet Your Officers & River Clean-up" float for the River Access Coalition group. The weather was great (despite a very brief thundershower) and the water was flowing nicely. So naturally so were the number of other outdoor enthusiasts on the river. It wasn't a full-on Schmuck-a-rama, but the number of people the Hooten Town outfitters was releasing into the river, it was close. Still, an enjoyable day was had on the DoJ.This was billed as a USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 467
Height: 4.26
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 467<br />Height: 4.26
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-09-06 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 417 4.21 Fair SMBSMB Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it.Despite this float being on the DoJ (and literally finding a Port-a-Potty outhouse IN the river!), it was a great day to be on an Ozarks stream. The water was clear and gently moving along. The fishing wasn't off-the-charts good, but we all did catch a few here and there. There was one tree down about 1.5 miles up from Cox requiring us to do an easy portage around it. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 417
Height: 4.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 417<br />Height: 4.21
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-07-24 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 394 4.67 Fair LSF
SMB
LSF, SMB
Feistner, J
Feistner, S
Rush, S
Schroeppel, B
Schroeppel, K
Feistner, J; Feistner, S; Rush, S; Schroeppel, B; Schroeppel, K
River level was just about perfect. James River Outfitters assisted us in kayak rental and shuttling of one of our kayaks. River was a bit crowded, especially for a weekday. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider going Monday through Thursday. We took our time, enjoyed the water, and made the float last about 4.5 hours. Great day on the river.River level was just about perfect. James River Outfitters assisted us in kayak rental and shuttling of one of our kayaks. River was a bit crowded, especially for a weekday. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider going Monday through Thursday. We took our time, enjoyed the water, and made the float last about 4.5 hours. Great day on the river. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 394
Height: 4.67
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 394<br />Height: 4.67
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2019-07-27 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Galena (07052500) 370 4.20 Poor BLG
RB
SMB
BLG, RB, SMB
Bartlett, Isaak
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Chalumba, Claude
Dean, Dizzy
Garrison, Roxanne
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Isaak; Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Chalumba, Claude; Dean, Dizzy; Garrison, Roxanne; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time.Not thinking through the full potential for a HUGE schmuck-a-rama to happen on the DoJ this Saturday, we arrived at Shelvin Rock to find the river access PACKED with fellow paddlers, cars, and trailers. At almost no point during the day could one not see at least a dozen kayaks either up or down stream from us. Regardless, it was a wonderful day to be outside on the river (even the DoJ) and everyone had a great time. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 370
Height: 4.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 370<br />Height: 4.20
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-02-28 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 369 4.48 Poor NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Ficarra, Serena
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
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.It was very windy and cloudy for nearly the entire time, making for an unpleasant float. Nobody fished very much, including Julian. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 369
Height: 4.48
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 369<br />Height: 4.48
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-07-25 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 361 4.57 Fair LSF
SMB
LSF, SMB
Feistner, J
Feistner, S
Rush, S
Schroeppel, B
Schroeppel, K
Feistner, J; Feistner, S; Rush, S; Schroeppel, B; Schroeppel, K
River level was just about perfect. James River Outfitters assisted us in kayak rental and shuttling of one of our kayaks. River was a bit crowded, especially for a weekday. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider going Monday through Thursday. We took our time, enjoyed the water, and made the float last about 4.5 hours. Great day on the river.River level was just about perfect. James River Outfitters assisted us in kayak rental and shuttling of one of our kayaks. River was a bit crowded, especially for a weekday. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider going Monday through Thursday. We took our time, enjoyed the water, and made the float last about 4.5 hours. Great day on the river. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 361
Height: 4.57
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 361<br />Height: 4.57
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2018-06-10 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 346 4.23 Good SMBSMB Aliaga, Rut
Brame, Erika
Brame, Joon
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Gerhardt, Kyle
Gerhardt, Megan
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Aliaga, Rut; Brame, Erika; Brame, Joon; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Gerhardt, Kyle; Gerhardt, Megan; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
This section of the James was relatively fast-moving given the very low rainfall we've had. It was also fairly crowded with rental boats and others. Swimming and fishing were both good and the water was comfortable. Chris and I cut up a tree obstruction on one particularly tricky run.This section of the James was relatively fast-moving given the very low rainfall we've had. It was also fairly crowded with rental boats and others. Swimming and fishing were both good and the water was comfortable. Chris and I cut up a tree obstruction on one particularly tricky run. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 346
Height: 4.23
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 346<br />Height: 4.23
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-03-20 Kerr Galena Total trip distance: 5.0 miles5.0 Low Galena (07052500) 319 4.03 Good RSF
SMB
RSF, SMB
Amburn, Andrea
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Amburn, Andrea; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 319
Height: 4.03
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 319<br />Height: 4.03
Source: AmburnSource: Amburn
Click for details2020-08-09 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 306 4.41 Poor NoneNone Eakins, Danielle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Eakins, Danielle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
This was a lazy summer trip with low (but acceptable) water levels. The water was clear and flowing slowly with only a few faster riffles. We spent most of the day on a gravel bar about 3/4 of the way through, cooking burgers for lunch and swimming and snorkeling. Julian paddled his own boat and spent his time back and forth between our different boats. He also swam a lot with his boat in tow.This was a lazy summer trip with low (but acceptable) water levels. The water was clear and flowing slowly with only a few faster riffles. We spent most of the day on a gravel bar about 3/4 of the way through, cooking burgers for lunch and swimming and snorkeling. Julian paddled his own boat and spent his time back and forth between our different boats. He also swam a lot with his boat in tow. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 306
Height: 4.41
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 306<br />Height: 4.41
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2014-07-20 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 277 3.13 Poor NoneNone Bowe, Ann
Bowe, Michelle
Bowe, Mike
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 277
Height: 3.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 277<br />Height: 3.13
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-08-14 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 274 4.32 Great KSB
LMB
RB
SMB
KSB, LMB, RB, SMB
Barton, Adam
Brumfield, Josh
Barton, Adam; Brumfield, Josh
The river was perfect for fishing and floating with only a few places were we had to hop out and drag our kayaks. I caught my personal best smallmouth at just over 15" and Josh caught a 3lb spotted bass near Galena. The high temp for the day was 92 degrees, so we took plenty of time to cool off in the river when the fishing slowed down around noon.The river was perfect for fishing and floating with only a few places were we had to hop out and drag our kayaks. I caught my personal best smallmouth at just over 15 USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 274
Height: 4.32
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 274<br />Height: 4.32
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2022-08-28 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 257 4.21 None NoneNone Bower, James
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Julian
Vaughn, Parker
Watson, Jared
Bower, James; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian; Vaughn, Parker; Watson, Jared
This was a good trip, as always. It was Parker's first time on a float trip and in a kayak. We ate lunch at the corner beneath the bluff. A thunderstorm blew up and passed to our north. We got a few sprinkles and some wind but it didn't otherwise affect us. We stopped to swim in a few different places.This was a good trip, as always. It was Parker's first time on a float trip and in a kayak. We ate lunch at the corner beneath the bluff. A thunderstorm blew up and passed to our north. We got a few sprinkles and some wind but it didn't otherwise affect us. We stopped to swim in a few different places. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 257
Height: 4.21
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 257<br />Height: 4.21
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2018-08-12 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 244 4.28 None RBRB Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
A 2-3" rain in S Spgfld loaded up Wilson's Creek enough to send a wave of water down the James. We caught the very tail end of it on this trip. The water was not fast but we managed to do the trip without dragging. The water was comfortable for swimming. There were a lot of boats on the water, primarily from rentals along the river.A 2-3 USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 244
Height: 4.28
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 244<br />Height: 4.28
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details1998-07-05 Kerr Galena Total trip distance: 5.0 miles5.0 Good Galena (07052500) 232 None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Kellie
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 232
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 232<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-08-23 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Good Galena (07052500) 231 4.19 None NoneNone Feistner, J
Feistner, S
Feistner, S
Feistner, J; Feistner, S; Feistner, S
First thing I'll mention is that the gauge has evidently been messed up at Galena. The float level today was on the lower end of "good" and that is what is has been for about a month. Some of the earlier floats showed a level in the upper end of good. Not correct. At the level it was today, we made it through with no walking, but did drag a few places and had to pick our way through a bit. Still areas of the river were pretty slow. As always, good float.First thing I'll mention is that the gauge has evidently been messed up at Galena. The float level today was on the lower end of USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 231
Height: 4.19
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 231<br />Height: 4.19
Source: FeistnerSource: Feistner
Click for details2018-01-14 Kerr Y Bridge Total trip distance: 5.2 miles5.2 Good Galena (07052500) 219 4.50 None NoneNone Larsen, Chris
Schlager, Mark
Travers, Lisa
Tuter, Kristen
Larsen, Chris; Schlager, Mark; Travers, Lisa; Tuter, Kristen
Heavy snow during early afternoon.Heavy snow during early afternoon. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 219
Height: 4.50
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 219<br />Height: 4.50
Source: LarsenSource: Larsen
Click for details1998-07-19 Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good Galena (07052500) 194 None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Kellie
Edmond, Joseph
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Kellie; Edmond, Joseph
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 194
Height:
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 194<br />Height:
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2016-12-26 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 184 3.63 Poor NoneNone Acharya, Sreekanth
Amburn, Andrea
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Tom
Acharya, Sreekanth; Amburn, Andrea; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
Although the water was relatively low, most places were fine in a kayak if you were careful and paid attention. At the beginning, the water was flowing well. As we neared the end, several large pools slowed us down (especially with the wind). Another couple taking out at Kerr said their canoe dragged along in several places.Although the water was relatively low, most places were fine in a kayak if you were careful and paid attention. At the beginning, the water was flowing well. As we neared the end, several large pools slowed us down (especially with the wind). Another couple taking out at Kerr said their canoe dragged along in several places. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 184
Height: 3.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 184<br />Height: 3.63
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2017-10-08 Cox Galena Landing Total trip distance: 3.9 miles3.9 Good Galena (07052500) 178 4.17 Fair GSF
SMB
GSF, SMB
Dudenhoeffer, Reagan
Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Dudenhoeffer, Reagan; Dudenhoeffer, Todd; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
The lake level was at 916.41 but we were in a still pool for the last mile of the trip. For future trips, the level should be lower if one expects to get a current for the entire trip.The lake level was at 916.41 but we were in a still pool for the last mile of the trip. For future trips, the level should be lower if one expects to get a current for the entire trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 178
Height: 4.17
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 178<br />Height: 4.17
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-10-10 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Galena (07052500) 148 4.02 Poor RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Bartlett, Renee
Jones, Marianne
Van Someren, Tom
Bartlett, Renee; Jones, Marianne; Van Someren, Tom
Perfect weather made this an exceptional October float. While the water was low and we had a few places where we dragged, we did not have to exit our boats. While we had little luck actually catching any fish, the water was crystal clear and the fish sightings were abundant.Perfect weather made this an exceptional October float. While the water was low and we had a few places where we dragged, we did not have to exit our boats. While we had little luck actually catching any fish, the water was crystal clear and the fish sightings were abundant. USGS Gauge Data:
Galena (07052500)
Discharge: 148
Height: 4.02
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Galena (07052500)<br />Discharge: 148<br />Height: 4.02
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2015-07-12 Southwood Lake Springfield Park Total trip distance: 2.1 miles2.1 Good Springfield (07050700) 1390 7.83 None NoneNone Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
Williamson, Amelia
Williamson, Charlie
Williamson, Lucy
Williamson, Myki
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 1390
Height: 7.83
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 1390<br />Height: 7.83
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2019-06-19 Hwy 65 Access Southwood Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 Good Springfield (07050700) 448 5.94 Poor NoneNone Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities.Having floated some of the James above Kinser Bridge, I always wanted to know what the section below Kinser (to Lake Springfield) consisted of. I can now say the 3 miles of stream contained in this section are not worth doing. Having paddled upstream for 2 miles there wasn't one moment where I couldn't hear the drone of traffic noise along highway 65 and / or highway 60. If the DOJ is the McDonald's of rivers, this section should be designated as the White Castle section, simply because it's along a major highway and can only appeal to the lowest common denominator of outdoor activities. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 448
Height: 5.94
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 448<br />Height: 5.94
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2020-01-27 Southwood Southwood Total trip distance: 1.0 miles1.0 Good Springfield (07050700) 388 5.86 None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee With my normal Monday activities sidelined, it was a perfect weather day to get on the water. I paddled up to the Nature Center and back. I was the only one on the water and other than the constant noise of US 65, it was a quiet trip.With my normal Monday activities sidelined, it was a perfect weather day to get on the water. I paddled up to the Nature Center and back. I was the only one on the water and other than the constant noise of US 65, it was a quiet trip. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 388
Height: 5.86
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 388<br />Height: 5.86
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2022-03-04 Rt YY Rt YY Total trip distance: 3.5 miles3.5 Good Springfield (07050700) 240 4.98 Poor SMBSMB Barton, AdamBarton, Adam Waded / paddle up to the mouth of Panther Creek and then floated back to the bridge. The river has a few more logs down in the middle and under the bridge after the last flood event. Water was crystal clear and flowing at a good rate. Fishing was rough though. Only caught one smallie near the low water bridge and lost one below Davis Creek. There are some fun shoals between Panther Creek and Davis Creek that would be great with a little more water. Weather was partly sunny with a high temperature of 70 degrees with gusty winds out of the south. On my way back towards the bridge, smoke from USFS prescribed burns in the Mark Twain National Forest filled the river valley as the sun set. The upper James is where it's at for sure. Side note: either the county highway department or adjacent landowner made the ROW at the bridge steeper, so be careful with low clearance vehicles.Waded / paddle up to the mouth of Panther Creek and then floated back to the bridge. The river has a few more logs down in the middle and under the bridge after the last flood event. Water was crystal clear and flowing at a good rate. Fishing was rough though. Only caught one smallie near the low water bridge and lost one below Davis Creek. There are some fun shoals between Panther Creek and Davis Creek that would be great with a little more water. Weather was partly sunny with a high temperature of 70 degrees with gusty winds out of the south. On my way back towards the bridge, smoke from USFS prescribed burns in the Mark Twain National Forest filled the river valley as the sun set. The upper James is where it's at for sure. Side note: either the county highway department or adjacent landowner made the ROW at the bridge steeper, so be careful with low clearance vehicles. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 240
Height: 4.98
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 240<br />Height: 4.98
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2015-08-16 Tailwaters Rivercut Total trip distance: 7.1 miles7.1 Good Springfield (07050700) 224 5.07 None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williamson, Myki
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 224
Height: 5.07
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 224<br />Height: 5.07
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2020-07-05 Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good Springfield (07050700) 223 5.22 None RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Bartlett, Joe
Bartlett, Renee
Dawson, Don
Dawson, Laura
Waldman, Rachel
Bartlett, Joe; Bartlett, Renee; Dawson, Don; Dawson, Laura; Waldman, Rachel
Holiday weekend float. We were on the water in the early am before 10. The river was remarkably quiet. The water was high enough Laura was able to use her inflatable kayak. The weather was beautiful. We were loaded and off the water by 1:30pm.Holiday weekend float. We were on the water in the early am before 10. The river was remarkably quiet. The water was high enough Laura was able to use her inflatable kayak. The weather was beautiful. We were loaded and off the water by 1:30pm. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 223
Height: 5.22
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 223<br />Height: 5.22
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2019-06-16 Tailwaters Rivercut Total trip distance: 7.1 miles7.1 Good Springfield (07050700) 115 4.63 None NoneNone Osborne, Cindy
Osborne, Jay
Osborne, Juniper
Osborne, Cindy; Osborne, Jay; Osborne, Juniper
The section was easy to navigate in our kayaks. It may have been a little tricky in a canoe. We did not have to stop, portage, or drag the kayaks at all. A couple spots were a little bit tricky but not bad. The take out near Rivercut is not the best access site but it does the job. Many fish were spotted but no rods brought on the trip. It is not the cleanest section of the James. Not a single other paddler seen but many fishermen at road crossings. Scenery was okay.The section was easy to navigate in our kayaks. It may have been a little tricky in a canoe. We did not have to stop, portage, or drag the kayaks at all. A couple spots were a little bit tricky but not bad. The take out near Rivercut is not the best access site but it does the job. Many fish were spotted but no rods brought on the trip. It is not the cleanest section of the James. Not a single other paddler seen but many fishermen at road crossings. Scenery was okay. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 115
Height: 4.63
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 115<br />Height: 4.63
Source: OsborneSource: Osborne
Click for details2020-06-25 Crighton Crighton Total trip distance: 2.2 miles2.2 Good Springfield (07050700) 94 4.58 None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee Early evening solo float. Paddled upstream from Farm Road 166 Bridge at Joe Crighton Access to Pierson Creek and back.Early evening solo float. Paddled upstream from Farm Road 166 Bridge at Joe Crighton Access to Pierson Creek and back. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 94
Height: 4.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 94<br />Height: 4.58
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2021-12-30 Southwood Southwood Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Good Springfield (07050700) 87 4.36 Poor SMBSMB Barton, AdamBarton, Adam Paddled from the US 65 bridge to the US 60 bridge and back. It was sunny and 64 degrees when I put on about 1430 and dropped to 57 degrees when I got off the water at 1700. Only caught one bass around a bridge pillar on a Ned rig, but it was a decent 15" smallmouth. Must have came downstream out of the current to winter in the deeper water. Lake Springfield can be difficult for sure.Paddled from the US 65 bridge to the US 60 bridge and back. It was sunny and 64 degrees when I put on about 1430 and dropped to 57 degrees when I got off the water at 1700. Only caught one bass around a bridge pillar on a Ned rig, but it was a decent 15 USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 87
Height: 4.36
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 87<br />Height: 4.36
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-12-10 Southwood Southwood Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Good Springfield (07050700) 71 4.33 Poor NoneNone Barton, AdamBarton, Adam A warm December paddle on Lake Springfield that included a beautiful sunset. No fish were caught, but I was just happy to be on the water.A warm December paddle on Lake Springfield that included a beautiful sunset. No fish were caught, but I was just happy to be on the water. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 71
Height: 4.33
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 71<br />Height: 4.33
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-12-10 Southwood Southwood Total trip distance: 2.0 miles2.0 Good Springfield (07050700) 71 4.33 Poor NoneNone Barton, AdamBarton, Adam A warm December paddle on Lake Springfield that included a beautiful sunset. No fish were caught, but I was just happy to be on the water.A warm December paddle on Lake Springfield that included a beautiful sunset. No fish were caught, but I was just happy to be on the water. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 71
Height: 4.33
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 71<br />Height: 4.33
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-08-30 Crighton Crighton Total trip distance: 1.1 miles1.1 Good Springfield (07050700) 35 4.06 None NoneNone Bartlett, ReneeBartlett, Renee Late Afternoon solo float. While the water levels were decent in the area, the water wasn't moving as much as expected. This section was very stagnant, smelly, and overran with bugs. Floated from Joe Crighton to south of Farm Road 164 and back.Late Afternoon solo float. While the water levels were decent in the area, the water wasn't moving as much as expected. This section was very stagnant, smelly, and overran with bugs. Floated from Joe Crighton to south of Farm Road 164 and back. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 35
Height: 4.06
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 35<br />Height: 4.06
Source: BartlettSource: Bartlett
Click for details2012-09-02 Crighton Southwood Total trip distance: 3.2 miles3.2 Low Springfield (07050700) 25 3.70 None NoneNone Bowe, Michelle
Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Julian
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.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. USGS Gauge Data:
Springfield (07050700)
Discharge: 25
Height: 3.70
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Springfield (07050700)<br />Discharge: 25<br />Height: 3.70
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

A total of 63 rows are displayed.

Trip Summary for James River (Missouri)

Miles335.2
Trips62
People117
Dates62
Years14
Months10
Rows63
Sources10

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