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Lebanon, Missouri • 417-532-6333 • Reservations: 1-800-748-7249

Float Trips, Policies and Niangua River Map

Trips Available
(trips subject to change)

NRO to Oldhams Riverview
Departure times between 8 am - 10 am
14 miles...6-8 hours

NRO to Rendezvous Point
Departure times between 8 am - 3 pm
7 miles...3-4 hours

Last take out time:
7:00 pm daily (Friday 6 pm)

Last take out time changes to:
6:00 pm Labor Day thru Memorial Day.

On the NRO to Oldham's Riverview trip, you must be past the halfway point by 2:00 pm., 1:00 pm on Fridays. All vessels must be off the water before 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm on Fridays. Late take outs will be charged a second day rental per vessel. No exceptions!

We have rafts for up to 6 people as well as kayaks.

NRO Assures You a Fun, Exciting and Safe Trip Using the Best Equipment
  • Quality equipment including Osage canoes, plus rafts.
  • We recommend 2 people per canoe plus their gear except for special cases where there is an uneven number in a group or small children are joining the excitement.
  • Each person is equipped with a four to five foot paddle and a life jacket.

Remember that land along both sides of the river is privately owned. Please stay in authorized campground areas only.

Help us keep the river clean and free of litter. Trash bags are available and we do pick up all trash at the end of your trip.

Absolutely no glass in canoes, rafts or kayaks. It's the law!

Kayaking is very popular at NRO on the Scenic Niangua River!

Floating Policy
Floating is both good exercise and great fun experienced in the outdoors. It is an enjoyable way to spend a day with friends and family. As a participant you have responsibilities, one should always show courtesy to your fellow floaters, which also includes the Niangua River Oasis Staff.

Be aware, as with any sport, there is some inherent risk that personal awareness and commonsense can reduce. Never float under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We provide a litterbag with each floating vessel, keep it until the end of the trip. Observe all posted signs and warnings.

The Missouri State Water Patrol patrols these waters. Most property along the river’s edge is privately owned and is often marked with purple paint meaning NO TRESPASSING! Please do NOT stop or camp on those bluffs or riverbanks.

The Niangua offers peaceful stretches for groups large and small to relax...

We cannot assume responsibility for personal injury, medical payments or property loss or damage. You will be asked to acknowledge this by signing a liability waiver before the outing begins.

The cost of your float includes: transportation, the normal use of the vessel, paddles, trash bags and life jackets.

Please treat our canoes, rafts, kayaks and equipment with the same respect as if they were your own. We expect normal wear and tear on our canoes, and for that we do not charge. In the event a canoe or raft is damaged beyond normal wear and tear, then we expect to be reimbursed appropriately in relation to the damage. If you abandon your canoe or raft or it is lost or stolen, you will be asked to pay for it. If everyone follows the rules of common courtesy, every floater will have a safe and rewarding adventure.

Enjoy a relaxing day on the Niangua River.

We are 4 miles west of Bennett Spring State Park
Take Highway 64 to Clyde's General Store, turn north on Corkery Road. Follow signs 2 1/2 miles.

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NRO Canoe Rental and Campground • Lebanon, MO
1-800-748-7249 • 417-532-6333

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