Everyone has a person in their life that is, let’s just say, froo-froo. They want the nicer things in life. They don’t like the hot days of summer, they don’t like the idea of sleeping on the hard ground, and they certainly don’t like the idea of eating from a can over a fire. While those things are all a part of the camping experience, we have to take the time and appreciate the differences between us all.
For those that want to avoid a hot tent, The Landing Current River is just the place. This riverside resort is you’re place to get a nice comfortable rest before and after your float trip.
With over 50 rooms on their 17+ acres, The Landing Current River is a great place to spend a weekend relaxing or a week fishing. No matter how long you stay, there will be plenty for you to do. From the comfortable rooms, restaurant and bar to the riverfront access for swimming and fishing, there’s something for everyone.
The Landing has a huge variety of floating options, from one man tubes to rafts and sit-on-top kayaks. The Landing also serves many of the local campgrounds around the Van Buren area, so if you are a tent-dweller, you can still get hooked up with a great float trip compliments of their campground kiosks.
The float trips available range from 3 to 6 hours. The Landing’s vans take you and your floating-device-of-choice to the drop off point that you’ve selected, and you float right back to The Landing.
Let’s not forget about food – The Blue Heron restaurant has menu items from burgers to steak, and everything in between. Our group sampled the salmon, fried chicken, stuffed pasta and a grilled steak. It was all good. They also have drinks including beer, wine and some mixed drinks.
For those that want a quick snack, there is a convenience store full of goodies. In addition to snacks, they also have everything you need for floating, from river shoes to sunscreen. And if you forget the sunscreen, there’s even aloe lotion for when you return to The Landing in all of you sunburnt glory.
The River Centre
The Landing also has a terrific event area called the Riverfront Centre. This beautiful building hosts events from concerts to weddings to business conferences. The main room is tiered, so everyhave has a terrific view of the stage (with the river as the backdrop in the large windows behind it). The Riverfront Centre has played host to the likes of Marty Stuart, and has a beautifully decorated lobby complete with one of a kind art from local artists. The chandeliers were all hand made by Tim Burrows – the same artist that did all of the Bass Pro shops throughout the country.
Visiting The Landing
The Current River is one of the most popular float trip destinations in Missouri. It’s beautiful, crystal-clear water makes a hot day very enjoyable. There are plenty of fish to be caught, and we pulled in a variety of sunfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass.
No matter what the season, there’s always going to be a good time awaiting you at The Landing Current River. They are open year-round, which means taking an early spring or late fall float trip very appealing. You’ll have a great time, sleep in comfort, and have a lot of good memories to share with friends and family.