I lived in St. Charles, Missouri, for nearly seven years. It’s where I was first introduced to kayaking. There were really only two rivers that I spent time on: The Jack’s Fork River , and the Current River. Both rivers are located in the pristine Missouri Ozark National Scenic Riverway, and both offer spectacular day, or overnight paddling trips. I’ve been on many rivers since, and these remain my favorite – by far.

The map below highlights trips that a group of friends and I take each year. We call it the “Manly Man” weekend:).

We’ve always used Windy’s Canoe Rentals in the past, and have been happy with the service. Here’s a link to additional outfitters in the area.

Click here for many more photos!