Enjoying Missouri streams & rivers

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors frequent the shallow water and gravel bars that make Missouri’s float streams popular recreational locations. 

Unfortunately, many visitors have not prepared properly and find themselves and their activity in violation of state law. 

There is no replacement for common sense and individual responsibility, so please be courteous and respectful to everyone you encounter on Missouri’s waterways. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who patrol these streams provide zero tolerance for violations of alcohol and drug laws. 

Knowing your “put in” and “take out” points by name, sharing your float plan with a friend or family member, realizing the importance of having an emergency plan including medical considerations, and being aware of the weather are all important aspects to ensuring a safe day on the water. 

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