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.
Choose Your Camping Area
If you enjoy camping in a tent, choose an RV park and campground that offers tent sites. Make sure to bring some extra blankets in the case of another cold front in February. You can also decide to rent or borrow an RV for camping or choose from a variety of cabins for your personal and delightful evening together.
The best surprise for your significant other is to make your choice of a campsite in advance and if possible, arrive there a day early to stock your love nest with fine chocolates, wine or champagne and items to make a specialty meal for you to enjoy together. Think of your partner’s face when he or she arrives at the campsite after a restful day of floating to find all of the goodies that were given great thought and presented as a surprise.
Choosing a River
Make a choice between the 28 rivers and creeks in the Ozarks for which you are planning your Valentine’s Day getaway. The best way to choose a river is based on you and your partner’s expertise in river rafting or tubing. Scaring your partner half to death while trying to navigate a whitewater current would most probably not be the way they want to remember this holiday.
The Current River is one of Missouri’s most popular destinations for river floats. It is geared for graceful and easy moving currents at the easiest with only occasionally picking up of the pace. This is the most serene day float that you can find and the scenery along it is phenomenal.
Some of the items along this river include an old ferry site and The Falls of Rocky Creek. Blue Spring is the ninth largest spring in the state of Missouri and has the most beautiful deep blue color imaginable. Numerous creeks continuously feed the river and there is a large array of campgrounds parks and activates to enjoy with a brief walk from the river.
Floating Gear for Valentine’s Day
It is a good idea to get a canoe or kayak for two people so you can both be comfortable for your day float and in near proximity of each other. Some floats have a section for your cooler or a built in cooler to keep snacks and beverages cool while floating. It’s also a good idea to take a map of the river with you so you won’t miss out on any sites to see that may be a short distance from the water. Most floaters enjoy taking a camera on their trip to document their fun-filled outing.
After a Valentine’s Day like this, you will have a hard time trying to determine a better, more relaxing and revitalizing; gift for the next year.