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North Fork of the White River

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My Favorite most relaxing summertime treat!

I have been floating, swimming, canoeing & kayaking down this river since I was a kid. The paths I... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Karen O
Float Canoe Kayak Trip

Best river I've ever floated. There are only one or two places where the rapids are pretty darn... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2015
Ken K
Overland Park, Kansas
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Scenic river that is well-known for recreational opportunities such as canoeing and kayaking.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
7 Feb 2016
“My Favorite most relaxing summertime treat!”
27 Jun 2015
“Float Canoe Kayak Trip”
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have been floating, swimming, canoeing & kayaking down this river since I was a kid. The paths I follow may differ years to years but some remain the same. It is always an adventure down here because the floods can change the path so...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Best river I've ever floated. There are only one or two places where the rapids are pretty darn fast. However, because there are so many springs, the water height is always great, and the current lets you go as fast as you want, or be...More

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I hate to oversell an adventure but canoeing down the North Fork of the White River is truly one of the neatest adventures you'll ever do. Start as high up as the water level will allow (Topaz) and you'll pass beautiful bluffs, caves, springs, mills,...More

3  Thank KentWooten
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This campground and popular swimming spot is popular with families for floating/kayaking the river, although a few just come to swim and tent camp. We had our RV with us and (sadly) learned that the campsite had no hookups. The one-and-only site that had electric...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I floated this river last year and will return in the next two weeks. The water is cold and clear. I floated the trophy trout waters of this magnificent river. I put in at Blair Access with my MOKAI and had the river to my...More

1  Thank BobbyBluewaters
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We just floated this part of the river last weekend. The water level was perfect. moving nicely. areas of ripples and a waterfall to go over (or not). Had a great time with a group. We stayed at Twin Bridges campground and canoe rental. Have...More

Thank hotelhunter1
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Several different float trips of various lengths available. Float trips on weekdays are quiet and peaceful. Seeing wildlife such as deer is likely. I live nearby and took my son and grandson from Tulsa and they can't wait to go again. We took a four...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Not often one gets a decent float on the last weekend of June during a drought, but this trip was worth the drive from Joplin. Put in at Twin Bridges, took out at Blair, with two kayaks and one canoe, we drug a little and...More

Thank MoHog
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This is close to home for us, so we visit often. If you have your own kayaks, canoes or tubes - it can be free or almost free. A good float in a canoe or kayak is from Hammond to Blair. Another option is from...More

3  Thank KAREN T
Reviewed 6 September 2011

for anyone interested in a great canoeing river for fun or for fishing the North Fork of the White River near Dora, Missouri (East of Ava, west of West Plains) is great. The 10 mile trip between Hammond and Blair Bridge includes Blue Spring to...More

9  Thank Scott B
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