By canoe, raft or kayak, enjoy the rivers surrounding Lake of the Ozarks. Float trips are located on the Little and Big Niangua rivers where the water is cool and clear. Trips range from a short two miles to longer excursions best left to the experienced floater. Some places offer campsites for the ultimate experience.


By canoe, raft or kayak, enjoy the rivers surrounding Lake of the Ozarks. Float trips are located on the Little and Big Niangua rivers where the water is cool and clear. Trips range from a short two miles to longer excursions best left to the experienced floater. Some places offer campsites for the ultimate experience.

Where to float

Old Morgan Outfitters
Take a seven-mile float trip and end up at Casa de Loco winery on the Big Niangua River. The crew will pick you up at the winery, take you to the drop off point near Edith and you will float down the lower end of the river. It is secluded and quiet, filled with good swimming holes.  
Canoe rental is $50 and kayaks are $40 on Friday-Sunday. A $10 discount is offered Monday-Thursday.
Call 573-317-7273 or go to www.oldmorgan.com.

Little Niangua Campground  
Four, 10 or 14-mile floats available on the Little Niangua River. You can go by canoe, kayak or rent a John Boat and fish. Bring an RV, pitch at tent or rent a cabin at the campgrounds for the night.  Cost is $30 for a canoe and $20 for a kayak.
Call 1-866-269-1342 or go to www.lakeozarkscampgrounds.com.

Cedar Camp
Located in Macks Creek, take your pick of a 2 to 13-mile adventure down the Little Niangua. Canoe, kayak or rent a tube. You can take your time floating down to the Lake and camp on the river bars overnight. Campsites and cabins are available.
Floats start at $32 per canoe, kayaks start at $24 and tubes are $10.
Call 573-363-0042 or go to www.cedarcamp.net.

NRO
A popular float trip for Lake residents can be found at the Niangua River Oasis. There are also 60 acres of campgrounds, fishing and RV sites. Canoe rental is $40 per day, a four-man raft is $80, tube rental is $20 each, sit-in kayaks are $30 and sit on kayaks are $25. Other rental options are available.
Call 417-532-6333 or go to www.nrocanoe.com.
New this year is the NRO Zipline. The zipline is more than 3,000 feet. Reservations required. The zipline tour is $40; groups of 8 or more is $35 per person. Call 417-532-0041 to reserve a spot.