Top Ten Canoeing and Flatwater Rafting Trips
Difficulty: Class II
Season: All year
Trip Length: One to three days
Other rivers in the Missouri Ozarks offer better whitewater, but it's usually spring runoff or rain-fed. The two rivers of the Ozark National Scenic Riverway—Jacks Fork and the Current River—can be floated year-round. Truth be told, summer's reduced flow makes for a lethargic river with many exposed gravel beds. If you want water that's at all racy, do this river in the spring. The river is spring-fed, so it's cool and clear. Jacks Fork from Buck Hollow to Alley Spring is recommended: The river has personality and the scenery is captivating, with waterfalls and caves for you to explore.
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