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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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