2 Kayakers floating down a scenic river in Missouri with dense foliage and trees on both sides with the sun peeking through

Explore 3 of the Best Scenic Float Trips in the Ozarks (video)

September 6, 2019
For many years, the rivers and streams of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas have been favorite destinations for river floaters in search of what mother nature has to offer. I have been…
News & Tips: How to Plan the Perfect Overnight Float Trip...

How to Plan the Perfect Overnight Float Trip

August 28, 2018
So you’re ready to cast off the bowlines, drift away from the campground, and spend your first night sleeping on the riverbank? Don’t worry, planning an overnight float trip is not as daunting as you…
Canoe Camping

Ten Key Items to Pack for an Overnight Paddling Camping Trip

August 25, 2017
Does paddling a canoe or kayak down a river or across a crystal clear lake to a remote campsite sound like a weekend made in heaven? Well, what’s stopping you? Camping out of your canoe or kayak…
News & Tips: 5 Different Strokes for Paddling Folks...

5 Different Strokes for Paddling Folks

July 9, 2015
A day on the water should be fun. Learning a few basic paddle strokes will allow you to focus on the important things: friends, fishing, and enjoying your float. The following five strokes are easy…
News & Tips: Three Essential Pieces of Canoe Camping Gear...

Three Essential Pieces of Canoe Camping Gear

August 29, 2013
Canoe camping brings together the best of both worlds -- the immersion in nature that campers experience when backpacking, coupled with the convenience and comparable gear capacity of car camping.…
News & Tips: Paddle Sports a Top Camping Activity

Paddle Sports a Top Camping Activity

July 5, 2013
The beaver waddled up out of the lake to investigate lakeside vegetation for breakfast. He poked around and nibbled on a few green strands before slipping back in to the water. It paddled along the…
News & Tips: Dry Bag Buying Guide

Dry Bag Buying Guide

July 4, 2013
Dry bags come in a number of sizes for different needs. For all of us that dream of floating down rough rivers, either fishing or roaring through whitewater rapids, a quality dry bag is an absolute…
News & Tips: 8 Easy Steps to Packing a Canoe

8 Easy Steps to Packing a Canoe

July 1, 2013
Making the decision to go on a canoe-camping trip is a worthy outdoor commitment. If you're new to this type of camping, beyond choosing what canoe to buy, how to pack it for a multi-day trip is the…
News & Tips: Paddlesports: Getting Started, Affordably...

Paddlesports: Getting Started, Affordably

June 11, 2013
Kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding are excellent activities that get you into the outdoors, provide you with the opportunity to take in gorgeous scenery and wildlife viewings, and give…
News & Tips: Outfitting Your Fishing Canoe

Outfitting Your Fishing Canoe

May 14, 2013
Fishing from a canoe has many advantages over aluminum or fiberglass motorized boats. Mainly, canoes are quiet and their portability makes them a top choice for anglers interested in remote…
News & Tips: Get Your Kids On Board With Your Next Canoe Outing...

Get Your Kids On Board With Your Next Canoe Outing

October 12, 2012
Paddling along with the kids in a canoe can be one of the greatest adventures your family experiences in the summertime. But if you haven’t ventured out on a family canoe trip before, it can be easy…