Missouri has a few restrictions when you are setting out on a phenomenal float trip down one of the many streams and rivers with friends, family or that one special person in your life. Glass containers and bottles of any type or size are not permitted near or on waterways in Missouri. In addition, you must carry your beverages in a cooler that fastens shut and is not made of foam. Due to the popularity of float trips, these few restrictions keep the waterways clean and make certain that the banks don’t have broken glass on them, which could really ruin a trip when stepped on.
Missouri State Parks have a wealth of events for the public as well as fishing events. If you are planning a day float trip, you may want to consider doing it around some of the fun family activities in Missouri to make your weekend or vacation time the best it can be and packed with fun for all.
Couples in Missouri have many miles of rivers to choose to make a float trip on in the beautiful Ozarks. For couples that love the great outdoors and find nature to be revitalizing and refreshing, Valentine’s Day float trips are fast becoming one of the most popular presents. A floating day trip combined with a peaceful night under the stars together will woo your sweetheart.
Missouri’s Only Canoe Maker, Osagian Canoes, Delivers ‘Water Edge’ Experience Canoeists dream of, and often beg for, more relaxing seats; this year, a long-standing manufacturing team professes to have the answer to this request. Jared Carr, owner of Missouri-based Osagian Canoes, said they added an optional mesh seat that provides comfort and durability in their…
Among Missouri’s 57 state parks, there are so many natural wonders, you can’t go wrong when selecting parks at which to snap photos of landscapes, wildlife or people enjoying outside discoveries. The following list of select Missouri parks outlines a variety of photography adventures designed to yield an overall maze of fun-filled outdoor shots for photo amateurs and professionals, alike.
If you’ve ever been floating down the Meramec river, there’s something that you may have missed. Relaxing in your canoe by yourself or drifting down the river with your family, there has been something in plain site that you might have not ever seen before. Want to know what it is?
Well, we recently discovered a door on the river. This door is located downstream from the Arnold Park railroad trusses, upstream from Telegraph road.
No house connected to the door, just the frame. So what could be down the stairs, if there are any, in this door? Here are the ideas that some people have suggested this door could have been used for.
My love of float trips began my senior year in high school. I really wasn’t into “roughing it,” but my buddies and I were really into have a guys’ weekend that involved music, some under-age drinking, and, yes, getting into canoes and floating. And this was the start of what came to be known as the “Massacre.”
We all went off to different colleges, but vowed that our annual float trip would continue every summer, and it did. But we made new friends in college, and so we began to invite them to be a part of the event, if they could make it to Missouri on the planned weekend.
Many of them did. In fact, they liked it so much they became a part of the group, and we were now making reservations in campgrounds that had gone from the original 5 to about 30, by the time we all graduated. This was when we decided to name our event and the “Massacre” seemed only fitting, considering what we did to our bodies in the space of 3 days – too much drinking, too much sun, crap food, bug bites, and the occasional poison ivy. Still we vowed to continue on.
The following post is by guest author Rolland Love. His website, OzarkStories.com includes many more of his writings and an ebook of fishing stories from the Ozarks. You can find all of Rolland’s books at his Amazon store.
When I thought I had told all of the stories I wanted to tell I remembered the outhouse. A structure sometimes called a privy, which everybody in the Ozarks had at least one of before indoor plumbing and electricity came along.
You’re all ready to go on the float trip you’ve had scheduled for months, but there’s just one problem – the river is flooded! That might not mean anything to you now, but knowing what hazards can come from one day of floating on a flooded river with high water levels might make you second guess and reschedule your float trip.
Here are four of the major problems when it comes to flooded rivers and how they can affect you and other floaters.
The beaver was the reason for a lot of the early settlements in Missouri. With our two major rivers, as well as a network of smaller ones, the beaver population was really large. And fur traders wanted to capitalize on that population. In addition to the fur, moreover, beaver meat and oil were relished by many Europeans. So heavy was the fur trapping and trade business, that by 1900 the beaver population in Missouri reached an all-time low. Since then, however, these critters have had time to replenish themselves, with the aid of hunting/trapping restrictions, and today their dams and lodges can be seen along rivers, streams, small lakes and marshes. There are now enough beaver that Missouri can have an annual harvest.