Float Trips
 

Closed for the season

Will reopen Memorial weekend 2018

Here at Bennett Spring State Park we offer two  scenic floats trip down the majestic Niangua River. The all season float trip begins at our launch inside the park and covers approximately 7 miles of the Niangua River to our take out at Barclay Public Access. Float trips from September 12th till end of season only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Our second float is only offered during the first part of the float season due to water level. It starts at Moon Valley which is a public access area above Bennett Spring. It is also approximately 7 miles. This float allows you to float from above Bennett Spring to our launch inside the park. On our floats you will see a vast array of wildlife and meet other adventurous floaters. All of our floats are family oriented we do have a NO alcohol policy for our floaters to insure a calm peaceful float.We also require that the equipment be rented to someone 21 years or older. We rent 3 person canoes (two seats) for $44 dollars, youth kayaks $25 dollars, adult kayaks $35 dollars, 2 person kayaks $45 dollars. Launch times begin at 8:30 a.m. to our last launch time of 11:30 am.(Launch times subject to change due to water level) The float takes approximately 3 hours. (times depending on water level). For more information or to set up a float with us call 417-532-4307 ext 2.

Stream Team member floats available $20 per canoe (except Saturdays). Contact store personnel for more information at 417-532-4307 ext 2. Stream Team members must show your Stream Team ID to get discount.

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Spring, 1954. I was 9, my younger brother, Ray, 6. A friend of the family took us down. We parked in the lot across the street from the old park office. Our 'guardian' pulled a tarp and a blanket out of his trunk and said, "good night", sleeping on the ground. Ray and I ran around like we'd been released from prison! We'll never forget it. It's been almost 60 years since that first visit. The stream has changed tremendously: not all for the better in our opinion. Ray was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. (He's okay now.) But the first thought I had was, "I'll never be able to go to Bennett if anything happens to him!" Bennett is that special for us: a mystical place both past and present that binds us and restores our family. We can't go out on the 'new' dam without seeing our Dad leaning on the wall, watching us fish. If we were really "onto them", he'd brag, "those are my boys." The stranger would ask, "what are they using?". "I don't know and they won't tell me!" he'd reply. We have been and still are deeply grateful for Missouri maintaining this sacred, enchanted valley all these years. The memories of our lives and those of our ancestors are captured in the eternal waters cascading over the 'new dam'. Till the next siren blows.

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