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Running River Canoe Rental
on Missouri's Famous Current River

HC 62 • Box 368 • Salem, Missouri 65560
Located on Hwy 19, 25 miles south of Salem, MO

WE NOW RENT RAFTS!
Pulltite to Round Spring
One-man, sit-on-top KAYAKS available for all our floats!

  INFORMATION
573-858-3371

RESERVATIONS
1-800-226-6394


The nationally famous Current River Country is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of South Central Missouri, approximately 150 mi. (3 hrs.) southwest of St. Louis.

The crystal clear waters of the Current River flow serenely through this land of heavily forested rolling hills, deep narrow valleys, winding roads and widely scattered farms, homes and small towns.

The pristine natural beauty and outdoor recreation potential of this "modern day Eden" was recognized in 1964, when the Congress of the United States designated 140 miles of the Current River as America's first national river, and a part of our National Park system. Today, the Current and Jack's Fork Rivers are managed by the National Park Service "for the enjoyment of present and future generations," and Ozark National Scenic Riverways is an 89,000 acre national recreation area belonging to all Americans.

The Upper Current District of Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the most popular canoeing section, begins at the seven springs of Montauk State Park near Salem, Missouri, and flows in a southeasterly direction for approximately 54 miles to the Jack's Fork River junction east of Eminence, Missouri.

The general character of the river is narrow, swift, shallow gravel- bottomed rapids, alternating with deep, calm pools. It is much like floating down a winding, watery stairway as you canoe downstream through this verdant river valley. The average gradient (drop) is 4.0 feet per mile, and average canoeing time is 3 miles per hour. The river is fed by several first magnitude springs (20+ million gallons per day) along the way, and water temperature ranges between a cool 58 and 68 degrees year around. The canoeing difficulty of the Upper Current River is rated a class I (easy) with occasional class II (medium) sections. It is generally suitable for the novice, while still challenging enough for the more experienced recreational canoeist. That makes it enjoyable for all ages and most skill levels, and Running River Canoe Rental is eager to provide the canoes, equipment, transportation services, and information which will insure that your visit to Current River Country is an exciting and memorable outdoor experience.

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HC 62 • Box 368 • Salem, Missouri 65560.
Located on Hwy 19, 25 miles south of Salem, Missouri

INFORMATION
573-858-3371

  

RESERVATIONS
1-800-226-6394

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