Missouri rivers that are perfect for floating on a summer’s day

While Missouri is known for being the “cave state” there is a crucial element, abundant in Missouri, that is essential in the formation of caves – water.

Missouri has 30 waterways that are recommended for floating and canoeing by the Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association. 

While the mighty Mississippi and Missouri River are not the safest or cleanest bodies of water to relax in, these 11 rivers are perfect for tubing this summer.

Be sure to call ahead to any outfitters you’re looking to rent from or stay with, to check water levels and floating availabilities.

1. Niangua River – Bennett Springs

In the heart of the Ozarks is the Niangua River. This 125-mile-long river slowly winds though the lush Ozark scenery into the Osage River. 

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