Float Trips

Trips available (trips subject to change)

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Departure times between 8am-10am
14 miles • 6-8 hours
 Note: You must be past the halfway point by 2:00 pm. All vessels must be off the water before 7:00 pm. Late take-outs will be charged a second day rental per vessel. No exceptions!
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Departure times between 8am-3pm
7 miles • 3-4 hours
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Departure times between 8am-10am
4 miles • 2-3 hours
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Departure times between 8am-10am
11 miles • 5-6 hours

Season Hours - Last take out time: 7:00pm daily Labor Day-Memorial Day - Last take out time: 6:00pm ​

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!

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 common sense 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.

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 about 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.

Rain Check/Weather Policy Inclement weather for activities is up to the discretion of NRO management. If it is raining on the day of your float we will issue a rain check. Raincheck is good for one year from the date issued.

Cancellation Policy is 14 days in advance after 14 days there is NO REFUND it goes on a rain check/credit policy that’s good for 1 year. If flooding is an issue and the river is not floatable, there is NO REFUND and your reservation would go on a rain check/credit policy good for 1 year.

Floating Liability Waiver/Vehicle Check-In Forms: All vehicles must stop and register before entering the campground. 

Liability Waivers can be signed electronically in advance and are delivered to the reservation-holder via email.  

You can also access your waiver online by clicking the group pay link:

Please contact your group coordinator to gain access to the liability waivers page using the Last Name and Group Number included in their confirmation email.  

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