Eleven Point River Adventure
June 15 - 16
This is an overnight trip on one of the most scenic rivers in Missouri. The class 1 spring fed river has abundant wildlife, bluffs, and flowers. It’s just over the Missouri border about 3 and 1/2 hours from Memphis.
Cold, clear river with trophy trout (catch and release). Paddling through a cool layer of mist hanging over the river. Full moon for the romantics! Springs gushing out of a cave at Turner Mill (Saturday’s lunch stop), stops along the way to play and do “the river train”.
For those arriving Friday night:
Camping at Greer National Service Campground, Greer, MO. Alternative Friday night plan: Motels, cabins in Alton, MO
Two cabins nearby have been reserved for those arriving Friday night. Gretchen, Houston and Teresa will use one but the other will be available for anyone that wants to come up Friday night and needs a place to stay. It's $65 a night for 2 people with each additional person being $10. Please contact Teresa at (901) 383-0307 if interested.
We will meet at the put-in (where Hwy 19. crosses the Eleven Point River) at 8:30 am Saturday.
Shuttle service: Eleven Point Canoe Rental (still working out details) will be renting boats as well as running our shuttle.
BRING an EXTRA KEY and $40 cash for the shuttle.
Call 417-778-6497 to rent a boat.
Camping on Saturday will be at a remote, primitive campsite on the river. There are a few campgrounds along the river and hopefully we can find a spot in one of these to camp Saturday night. If not, there is always a gravel bar!
Bring plenty of drinking water with you. (Freezing in big bottles works very well)
After breakfast on Sunday morning, we’ll load up and head down the river to Riverton. Of course, we will stop at Blue Hole for a snack/lunch and a refreshing dip in the spring. I think that we will reach the takeout by 2 pm.
Bring the kids and come join us for the Big River Adventure!
I-40 west across the Mississippi River and then take I-55 north.
Take the HWY 63 Jonesboro exit.
Continue on HWY 63 through Hardy, past the Spring River, across the Missouri state line, to Thayer.
Just past Thayer turn right on HWY 19.
Continue on 19 to Alton.
At Alton, take the second right at the Eleven Point Canoe Rental and continue on HWY 19 to the Eleven Point River.
Greer campground is just over the bridge, on the right. Look for Shelby Co. tags if you arrive late and want to share a campsite.
Contact me if you have any questions about the trip or the primitive camping experience.
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