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Current River State Park

Shannon County Rd. 19 D, Salem, MO
573-858-3015
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Salem
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Current River State Park is currently under development. Located along Current River, the property is the site of a former corporate retreat of the Alton Box Co. between the 1930s and the 1950s. The property includes the retreat's historic structures, other facilities and two lakes all in a rugged Ozark landscape setting. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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Bolivar, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The grounds and location for the park are beautiful. This was our second trip. However most of the facilities that the State Park system inherited with the property are still in their run down state. It is a great place to go away from the crowd and sit and watch the river flow past. Maybe even do some fishing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My son and his wife had visited this park a few years back and were very impressed with it. We went to check into it being a possible location for a large family weekend getaway. We were might by the woman (caretaker?) who lives there in the park. She seemed immediately defensive and rude, demanding to know why we were... More

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Lincoln, NE
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nine of us just spent two days canoeing/kayaking on the Current River, which is fed by dozens (or more) of natural springs spewing turquoises blue water into this amazing river. So clear you can see the bottom nearly everywhere, watch the trout and bass swim by, numerous eagles and kingfishers overhead, towering rock formations and gorgeous trees. We started 8... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We live the current river. Not as crowded as some, especially during the week. We always stay at Pulltite campground and do a 2-day canoe trip. Love it!!

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Queen Creek, Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Recently I had the pleasure of a visiting Current River State Park in Missouri. There my son and I visited a historic corporate retreat, built between 1937-1945 with many of the original furnishings still in the main house. The grounds are immaculately maintained with the original tennis court, fire pit, hiking trails and a gym available for use with reservations... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited the new state park and scouted it out as a take out point for short float trips on the Current River. The facilities look to be very nice as updating was still in process. While there is no official put in/take put access point, the picnic area is just up a small hill from the river and two... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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296 reviews 296 reviews
58 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Most of the reviews listed on this site are about floating on the Current River. They are not about the state park. The Current River is part of the National Park system: Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Canoe rentals are concessions. The National Park Service patrols the river. The STATE PARK is a recently opened facility on the Current River, accessible... More

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Saint James, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Set in the rugged hills bordering Current River, the state park is the site of a St. Louis based business retreat. Unique architectural styles compliment the rustic buildings in this beautiful region. Wild horses do rome the Current River Valley.

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Lebanon, Missouri
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

i have floated the current river lots of times and have never been disapointed. the best floats are the upper section, cedar grove to round springs. it's nice not to see or hear any motor boats. the current has two faces 1 weekends , party central great for our girls weekend out .2 weekdays when it" much quieter for family... More

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Missouri
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

We floated on a saturday. If you hear a boat running you better get out the way. This is a beautiful river. It was very populated and crowded, along with heavy drinking and even a fight as we loaded our gear. You will see lots of police, heavy drinkers, more tubes than kayaks or canoes, be aware of the motor... More

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