Float trips begin on the upper Meramec River. You may choose to float downstream in one of our rafts, canoes, single or double kayaks. Our rafts are excellent for all group sizes and accommodate 2-10 people per watercraft.
We have tubes and cooler tubes available for rent. Tubes are a great way to kick back and enjoy the Meramec River at your pace. Don’t forget your cooler tube for your food and drinks. While on your float, you can enjoy the bluffs, caves, and wildlife along the upper Meramec River. You might catch a glimpse of bald eagles, blue herons, deer, and wild turkeys along the way.
As of January 1, 2018 we will no longer provide personal vehicle shuttles for floating.
Tube floats are the traditional way to float on the river! We use commercial tubes with thick vinyl and built in handles made specifically for river floating. Tubes are a good way to pull an extra person behind a canoe.
Cooler tubes are designed to fit an average sized cooler and tow behind you. This is a smart and effective way to make extra room in your craft, but keep the cold ones close.
A waiver signature is required for all float participants.
All floaters must register at the store to receive an activity pass.
5 Mile floats depart at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
10 Mile floats depart at 9:00 AM – ONLY KAYAKS AND CANOES
Last departure for inner tubes is 12:00 PM
Scheduled float times are maintained as closely as possible. Please be considerate of others and arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time.
Floaters are transported upstream by bus and will float to the take out point at Blue Springs Ranch.
Contact us at 1-800-333-8007 to speak to a customer service specialist or a BSR Team Member.
Inclement weather for activities is up to the discretion of Blue Springs Ranch management.
If it is raining at our Resort through 12:00 pm on the day of your float, we will issue a raincheck for the floating portion of your reservation.
A Rain Check is good for one year from the date issued for our activities or to the discretion of Blue Springs Ranch. Please review all of our resort policies.
Missouri State Laws:
Warning! Under Missouri law, an outfitter is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in the paddle sport activities resulting from the inherent risk of paddle sport states of Missouri. RSMO 537.327
Missouri streams and rivers are public waters.
State and local laws enforcement agencies patrol this waterway for your protection and safety.
NO illegal drug use.
NO underage alcohol (possession or consumption).
No glass containers.
No tying canoes/rafts together with PFDs (Personal Flotation Device).
No large coolers. Only 50 qt coolers or smaller are permitted on rafts. Click here to view standard cooler sizes.
Everyone is required to wear a PFD. It’s the law!
All laws are strictly enforced.
Enjoying Missouri’s Float Streams Brochure
PDF brochure from Missouri State Highway Patrol - Water Patrol Division