Trip List for Barton

DateStateRiverStartEndDistanceConditionFishingDetails
Click for details2021-07-26 MO Current River Pulltite Round Spring Total trip distance: 9.0 miles9.0 Good Fair SMBSMB Barton, Adam
Brothers, Brendan
Denbow, Grant
Kromrey, Mike
Sanders, Caleb
Barton, Adam; Brothers, Brendan; Denbow, Grant; Kromrey, Mike; Sanders, Caleb
A wonderful July day on the river with some smallmouth caught in the deep holes near boulders. We were on the river about 1000 and off by 1545 with stops for lunch and hiking to the various springs along the river. This is one of the most beautiful floats in all of Missouri and the shuttle distance is only about 10 miles and less than 20 minutes.A wonderful July day on the river with some smallmouth caught in the deep holes near boulders. We were on the river about 1000 and off by 1545 with stops for lunch and hiking to the various springs along the river. This is one of the most beautiful floats in all of Missouri and the shuttle distance is only about 10 miles and less than 20 minutes. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 264
Height: 0.95
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 264<br />Height: 0.95
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-06-19 MO Niangua River Moon Valley Bennett Spring Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Good GSF
SMB
GSF, SMB
Barton, Adam Barton, ScottBarton, Adam
Barton, Scott We were on the river by 6:45am and had it to ourselves until we got close to Bennett Spring. The is a huge log jam about 1.5 miles downstream of Moon Valley that created a secondary channel and resulted in a 20 minute detour with a few portages. We dragged on about half the riffles, so I would not want to float this section at too much lower of a level. Several deep long pools exist in this section, which would be great for fishing on a cooler day. Overall the fishing was excellent between 7:00am-9:00am, but lowly tapered off as the day warmed up. The water was murkier than usual which was odd given the river level. Once we reached where Bennett Spring Branch discharges into the river, the water cleared up and felt amazing to swim in.We were on the river by 6:45am and had it to ourselves until we got close to Bennett Spring. The is a huge log jam about 1.5 miles downstream of Moon Valley that created a secondary channel and resulted in a 20 minute detour with a few portages. We dragged on about half the riffles, so I would not want to float this section at too much lower of a level. Several deep long pools exist in this section, which would be great for fishing on a cooler day. Overall the fishing was excellent between 7:00am-9:00am, but lowly tapered off as the day warmed up. The water was murkier than usual which was odd given the river level. Once we reached where Bennett Spring Branch discharges into the river, the water cleared up and felt amazing to swim in. USGS Gauge Data:
Windyville (06923250)
Discharge: 173
Height: 1.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Windyville (06923250)<br />Discharge: 173<br />Height: 1.29
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-29 MO Swan Creek Garrison Hulls Ford Road Total trip distance: 14.3 miles14.3 High None NoneNone Barton, Adam
Hulett, John
Hulett, Michelle
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Hulett, John; Hulett, Michelle; Pendergraft, Laurel
The river was MOVING today, which was an understatement. Swan Creek was the only floatable water within a hundred miles of Springfield. After rainfall brought up mostly all of the streams in the area to flood stage yesterday, the creek was rolling with many haystacks over four feet tall. The section below Garrison and above AA Bridge was brisk but not too bad, but between AA and Hulls Ford was a different animal. Some riffles were a couple hundred yards long and the haystacks just got bigger the further we went. My kayak was swamped twice which caused me to rollout into the current due to being submerged in the middle of a riffle. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SWAN CREEK TO BEGINNERS when the Bull Creek discharge is over 800 cfs or so. Please be careful between AA Bridge and Hulls Ford Road, as it is for experienced paddlers only. Definitely need a skit or different boat for next time.The river was MOVING today, which was an understatement. Swan Creek was the only floatable water within a hundred miles of Springfield. After rainfall brought up mostly all of the streams in the area to flood stage yesterday, the creek was rolling with many haystacks over four feet tall. The section below Garrison and above AA Bridge was brisk but not too bad, but between AA and Hulls Ford was a different animal. Some riffles were a couple hundred yards long and the haystacks just got bigger the further we went. My kayak was swamped twice which caused me to rollout into the current due to being submerged in the middle of a riffle. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SWAN CREEK TO BEGINNERS when the Bull Creek discharge is over 800 cfs or so. Please be careful between AA Bridge and Hulls Ford Road, as it is for experienced paddlers only. Definitely need a skit or different boat for next time. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-08 MO Beaver Creek CR 437 Brownbranch Total trip distance: 4.5 miles4.5 High Great LMB
RB
RSF
SMB
LMB, RB, RSF, SMB
Barton, Adam
Barton, Scott
Barton, Adam; Barton, Scott
We had the creek to ourselves on a Saturday due to rain falling in the morning. The water was up and flowing a little too fast for adequate fishing conditions, but we still caught tons of rock bass and smallmouth. There were a couple of tricky portages around some trees and rapids, but overall it turned into a beautiful afternoon on the water. I would recommend the area below Brownbranch for better fishing.We had the creek to ourselves on a Saturday due to rain falling in the morning. The water was up and flowing a little too fast for adequate fishing conditions, but we still caught tons of rock bass and smallmouth. There were a couple of tricky portages around some trees and rapids, but overall it turned into a beautiful afternoon on the water. I would recommend the area below Brownbranch for better fishing. USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 679
Height: 4.60
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 679<br />Height: 4.60
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-05-01 MO Current River Ceadargrove Pulltite Total trip distance: 17.2 miles17.2 High None NoneNone Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Barton, Scott
Barton, Melinda
Hulett, John
Hulett, Michelle
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Barton, Scott; Barton, Melinda; Hulett, John; Hulett, Michelle; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
Recent rainfall had elevated the river in the middle of the week. The water was turbid and moved along steady. No need to gain speed, just steering was required. Average speed was between 4-5 mph, and many gravel bars were underwater, reducing the amount of stopping points. The river was still beautiful at this height, but not near as pretty as it usually is at lower water levels.Recent rainfall had elevated the river in the middle of the week. The water was turbid and moved along steady. No need to gain speed, just steering was required. Average speed was between 4-5 mph, and many gravel bars were underwater, reducing the amount of stopping points. The river was still beautiful at this height, but not near as pretty as it usually is at lower water levels. USGS Gauge Data:
Akers (07064533)
Discharge: 1130
Height: 2.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Akers (07064533)<br />Discharge: 1130<br />Height: 2.29
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2021-03-07 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown Total trip distance: 6.2 miles6.2 Good 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 details2020-11-28 MO Beaver Creek Brownbranch Bradleyville Total trip distance: 7.9 miles7.9 Good Good SMBSMB Barton, Adam
Barton, Scott
Barton, Adam; Barton, Scott
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Bradleyville (07054080)
Discharge: 442
Height: 4.02
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Bradleyville (07054080)<br />Discharge: 442<br />Height: 4.02
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-09-05 MO Flat Creek Rt EE Flat Creek Road Total trip distance: 5.5 miles5.5 Low Good SMBSMB Back, Dustin
Barton, Brooke
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Back, Dustin; Barton, Brooke; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
River was low and hard to go through any shallow riffles. Smallmouth were caught near root wads on small jigs and Ned rigs in the current. Nobody else on the river though on Labor Day weekend was a plus.River was low and hard to go through any shallow riffles. Smallmouth were caught near root wads on small jigs and Ned rigs in the current. Nobody else on the river though on Labor Day weekend was a plus. USGS Gauge Data:
Jenkins (07052820)
Discharge: 52
Height: 3.44
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Jenkins (07052820)<br />Discharge: 52<br />Height: 3.44
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-08-14 MO James River Kerr Cox Total trip distance: 4.8 miles4.8 Good 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 details2020-07-10 MO James River Finley River Hootentown Total trip distance: 3.5 miles3.2 Good 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 details2020-07-10 MO Finley River Two Rivers Road James River Total trip distance: 3.5 miles0.3 Good None (none)(none) Barton, Adam
Brumfield, Josh
Barton, Adam; Brumfield, Josh
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Riverdale (07052345)
Discharge: 96
Height: 1.12
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Riverdale (07052345)<br />Discharge: 96<br />Height: 1.12
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-06-20 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Alley Spring Total trip distance: 14.8 miles14.8 Low Good RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Barton, Scott
Barton, Melinda
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Barton, Scott; Barton, Melinda; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
The water was a little low for ideal floating. The forecast called for a 40% chance of thunderstorms and sure enough it opened up on us just past Bay Creek. The fishing was okay before the rain hit, but then disappeared after the storms blew in. Overall a mediocre flow due to the weather, but memories galore due to paddling in the monsoon.The water was a little low for ideal floating. The forecast called for a 40% chance of thunderstorms and sure enough it opened up on us just past Bay Creek. The fishing was okay before the rain hit, but then disappeared after the storms blew in. Overall a mediocre flow due to the weather, but memories galore due to paddling in the monsoon. USGS Gauge Data:
Mountain View (07065200)
Discharge: 105
Height: 1.29
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Mountain View (07065200)<br />Discharge: 105<br />Height: 1.29
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-05-31 MO Jacks Fork River Buck Hollow Rymers Total trip distance: 9.4 miles9.4 Good Great RB
SMB
RB, SMB
Barton, Brooke
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Brooke; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
Beautiful day on the river with the family. Caught a ton of rock bass along the boulders and smallmouth in the edges of the current.Beautiful day on the river with the family. Caught a ton of rock bass along the boulders and smallmouth in the edges of the current. USGS Gauge Data:
Mountain View (07065200)
Discharge: 253
Height: 2.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Mountain View (07065200)<br />Discharge: 253<br />Height: 2.20
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-05-17 MO Wilson Creek Roundtree Old Limey Road Total trip distance: 6.0 miles6.0 Good Poor RSFRSF Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Brumfield, Josh
Brumfield, Rachel
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Brumfield, Josh; Brumfield, Rachel; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
The creek was up and flowing quite well. Not sure if it classifies as "high" but it was moving at a good clip. Most gravel bars were covered and there was one tree down in the creek that had to be portaged around. We put in at the bike trail just downstream from the wastewater treatment plant and floated down through Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. This float is very scenic and gives you the opportunity to see a different side of the park. The takeout at Limey Road is a bit tricky since its at the end of a shoal.The creek was up and flowing quite well. Not sure if it classifies as USGS Gauge Data:
Battlefield (07052160)
Discharge: 448
Height: 3.78
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Battlefield (07052160)<br />Discharge: 448<br />Height: 3.78
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-05-14 MO Bull Creek Red Bridge Road Goodnight Hollow Total trip distance: 9.4 miles9.4 High Poor SMBSMB Barton, Adam
Kromrey, Mike
Simmons, Dillan
Wheeler, Seth
Barton, Adam; Kromrey, Mike; Simmons, Dillan; Wheeler, Seth
The river was EXTREMELY fun at this level, but only if your head was on a swivel at all times. We averaged about 3.5 mph for the trip and had many class II rapids to run between Dry Hollow Road and Goodnight Hollow. Would recommend this float with the gauge at 800 cfs or higher due to large boulders and some low-water bridges in play. This section has many trees down as well, so its recommended for experienced paddlers only. Beautiful views though and a shuttle time of 35 minutes due to the aforementioned low-water crossings being impassable.The river was EXTREMELY fun at this level, but only if your head was on a swivel at all times. We averaged about 3.5 mph for the trip and had many class II rapids to run between Dry Hollow Road and Goodnight Hollow. Would recommend this float with the gauge at 800 cfs or higher due to large boulders and some low-water bridges in play. This section has many trees down as well, so its recommended for experienced paddlers only. Beautiful views though and a shuttle time of 35 minutes due to the aforementioned low-water crossings being impassable. USGS Gauge Data:
Walnut Shade (07053810)
Discharge: 1000
Height: 4.81
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Walnut Shade (07053810)<br />Discharge: 1000<br />Height: 4.81
Source: BartonSource: Barton
Click for details2020-05-10 MO Little Sac River FR 129 Rt O Total trip distance: 4.0 miles4.0 Good Poor FWDFWD Barton, Adam
Barton, Brooke
Brumfield, Josh
Brumfield, Rachel
Pendergraft, Jonathan
Pendergraft, Laurel
Barton, Adam; Barton, Brooke; Brumfield, Josh; Brumfield, Rachel; Pendergraft, Jonathan; Pendergraft, Laurel
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Morrisville (06918740)
Discharge: 409
Height: 3.39
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Morrisville (06918740)<br />Discharge: 409<br />Height: 3.39
Source: BartonSource: Barton

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Countries1
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People18
Dates15
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