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Address: 101 River Rd, Noel, MO 64854-7306
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+1 800-951-6121
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Campground on the banks of the elk river. We offer 35 cabins that sleep...

Campground on the banks of the elk river. We offer 35 cabins that sleep from 6 to 24 people, camp sites, rv hook ups, and electrical camp sites. We provide float trips on Elk River from 8 to 5 miles. Craft choices are rafts, canoes, kayaks and tubes. We have a breakfast buffet, and pizza operation on weekends. Our large camp store is stocked with everything you might need from beverages, snacks, clothing, to fishing equipment. Our primary season is from May till mid September. Visit our new website and make reservations online!

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Super friendly staff, awesome location, great time

My car club just held our 20th anniversary event here. It was pretty hard to believe this place was just recently underwater and flooded out with how nice all the rebuilding work... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
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Santa Fe, NM
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Lawrence, Kansas
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here over Labor Day the last couple of years after visiting other parks previous years. My teenage son and friends prefer this site over the others we have stayed at. They love the activities mainly sand volley ball, basketball and the rope swings along the river.

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Kansas City, MO
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

My sons and I have a tradition of floating the Elk River in Noel, Missouri, This year we changed lodges and stayed at River Ranch. We arrived on Monday, July 25 and departed Thursday the 28th. There were only two of us (one had school conflicts) and we splurged, staying at one of the 7 person cabins - two bedrooms... More 

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RRR1980, Manager at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business and hope we can serve you again soon. If you like fishing you might try the slough that is on our other property just upstream. Definitely some good fish in there. Thanks! More 

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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We have gone 3 times now with Noel river ranch Resort. We really enjoyed our time. All of the employees were kind, polite, and helpful. I would recommend them for any float trip. Scenery is absolutely Beautiful. They do have cabins that can be rented but they book fast. If you’re not staying the night There are free showers for... More 

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Thank Dana P
RRR1980, Manager at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I will pass this along to the staff, so they know they are doing a good job. Thank you for your business and hope to see you again soon! More 

Rileyjr
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We really enjoyed our experience. All of the employees were kind, polite, and helpful. I would recommend them for a float trip on the Elk River.

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RRR1980, Manager at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your business! We hope we can serve you again soon! More 

Santa Fe, NM
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98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My car club just held our 20th anniversary event here. It was pretty hard to believe this place was just recently underwater and flooded out with how nice all the rebuilding work was. Major props to the staff and repair guys there for that! Everyone working here put up with a lot of shenanigans and I can't say they ever... More 

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Thank NissanDragger
RRR1980, Manager at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a fun event to host! See you for Sparks! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We drive here at least once a year during the week. The staff is always friendly and professional. Scenery is absolutely amazing. They do have cabins that can be rented on site, You can chose the size cabin for your needs and they hold as few as 6 to as many as 24 people.

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1 Thank TTownGrl
RRR1980, Owner at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage! We look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Tulsa, OK
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Had a fun time on this float trip once we got in the water but the launching crew was downright rude. They threw our rafts out there and started to leave. I questioned that we were receiving the right size float and they snapped at me and said that's it and when I stated that we were supposed to get... More 

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Thank kjhtulsa
RRR1980, Manager at River Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Sorry to hear the staff was rude to you. That's not something we hear very often. Can you provide some details so we can narrow down the issue and get it corrected. When did you come weekend or weekday and what length of trip did you take? If you received a blue raft that was a 6 person, we do... More 

Manning, South Carolina
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128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Noel has multiple leagues of nautical choices, especially for canoe lovers, but River Ranch also has things like special programs, music attractions and sometimes more.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and children planned a camp and float trip at this resort. This was our families final event for the summer and our kids were super excited. Our plans were to arrive and camp Friday and Saturday night that included a float trip Saturday. We received a call from what seemed to be a teenage girl in Thursday night... More 

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cruise0501
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Do not let the "church group" tab on the website fool you. This is not an appropriate place to bring young children. It's like a big frat party! We brought 4 teen boys. Luckily 3 of the 4 are almost 18. We had a 7 person cabin and an RV site. These cabins are not designed for families. Notice that... More 

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