Making summer plans? Well, you might want to include Beaver Creek in your summer plans this year, because next year the canoe rental and campground that serves the creek will be closed through June 2018 due to bridge replacements.
Their campground is strategically located where Beaver and Caney creeks meet and also where Highway 76 passes over for ease of access. Only 45 minutes from Branson, an hour from Springfield, 3.5 hours from Kansas City and four hours from St. Louis makes it a great day or weekend trip. A camp store is on the premises for all visitor necessities.
Beaver Creek has always been a great floating destination. The creek is spring-fed and runs 44 miles from Jackson Mill southwest through wooded ranchland and bluffs and the Mark Twain National Forest, and ends up in Bull Shoals Lake near Kissee Mills.
Beaver Creek Canoe has float trips of various distances.
“Our unique approach of limiting and spacing the number of canoes per trip provides a relaxing and private alternative to overcrowded trips on other local rivers,” said Jan Dougherty, who owns and operates the campground with her husband, Barry. “Beaver Creek provides many opportunities for fishing, swimming and picnicking along the way.”