If you hear the river calling your name even though it is cold outside, then you may consider yourself a hardcore floater. The old boy scout saying, “Always be prepared” is definitely something you need to remember when floating in colder climates. Remember these things before your next cold water float.
Float trips in Missouri are almost a rite of passage as you’re growing up. Every summer, hundreds of families and friends crowd along the many Missouri rivers to fish, camp, swim, party and just float. Many people have made it a ritual or tradition to bring everyone to their campsites for summertime fun. There are many activities to do at these locations, and the best part is the low-cost vacation alternative for many families on a budget.
There are many rivers throughout Missouri that attract people primarily for the float trips held there. Popular float trip rivers include the Meramec, Big Piney River, the Current River, and Jacks Fork.
The recommended time for planning a float trip is in June, July and August, combined with the perfect weather, this allows for ideal floating conditions.
A float trip can be planned for as little as three hours and as long as seven days. A person new to floating may want to plan a simple five to seven mile float, while the more adventurous, seasoned floater can go on a float trip lasting as much as seven days. A float trip can be customized to suit the needs of anyone and if you love water, then a float trip would be a great way to get away from it all.