11 Lazy Rivers In Missouri That Are Perfect For Tubing 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 as the spring flooding is still affecting the operations of many river businesses.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
What is your favorite Missouri river to float? Let us know about your favorite destination or about your experience on any of these 11 Missouri rivers in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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