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Chill but expensive

I went on Memorial Day with a group of friends and it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be. They... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2019
ksmith12171997
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Party on the River!

Great river. Fun party!! We did the 5-mile & managed to take ya 8 hours. Ha! We'll go back again... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Sparrelts
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Andover, Kansas
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“No. Just no.”
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

I went on Memorial Day with a group of friends and it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be. They supplied everything and the layout of how to get there and organization of it all was fine. However, the staff we encountered were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

If floating in a river full of algae, litter, drunk people, and old women wearing pasties is your idea of fun then this is the place for you. We could not get out of this river fast enough. It's trash. Not because of anything the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
10  Thank USTrvlr12
Reviewed July 20, 2018

love the whole thing of this area the river ranch is the best floating youll ever have ,.pick the 5 mile or 8.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brockh128
Reviewed May 28, 2017

If you want to just float around hungover and/or drink, it's fine. But if you're wanting a few turns, current and action, then you'll need to drive further south to the Jack's Fork. The Elk is just kinda dead.

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank MiniBarf
Reviewed May 27, 2017

With the beautiful Bluffs overlooking the RIver in Noel, you can enjoy a canoe, raft, tube or anything that floats really.. i used to come here 50 years ago as a kid and not much has really changed over the years.. great vacation area

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank GARY C
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Great river. Fun party!! We did the 5-mile & managed to take ya 8 hours. Ha! We'll go back again next year. It may take us that long to recover. LOL

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Sparrelts
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Many outfitters / campgrounds located in Pineville and Noel. Rock beaches to stop and rest. Water never gets too deep or too fast during an average summer. CLEAR water unless a major rainstorm just came through. Recommend families to float during the week as there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank EclecticCarnavore
Reviewed January 16, 2016

The Elk River is much better for floating than it's Okie counterpart, the Illinois. It's prettier, cleaner, and people actually take the time to clean the debris out of it so you're not constantly getting caught and tangled up in downed trees. We'll always go...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Andra H
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Elk River snakes its way through Southwest Missouri and is the biggest attraction in Noel. You can bring your own canoe, swim gear, etc., and use it for free, or you can rent canoes from one of many local vendors who will also supply transportation...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank ManningMathManiac
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You park one car at the end of your trip and drive back to your starting point
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