Canoeing & Kayaking

The river abounds with wildlife and natural scenic beauty. You will see little development along the river as much of the Missouri section enjoys protected status as a United States National Wild and Scenic River.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Eleven Point River is a true wilderness experience. What you will see is a variety of wildlife including otters, beaver, deer, bald eagles, wild turkeys, wood ducks, a symphony of songbirds, and, if you’re lucky, a black bear.

The Eleven Point is fed by several natural springs which keep it cool, clear and floatable -even on the hottest summer days. The largest spring, Greer Spring, almost doubles the size of the river at Greer Crossing and is the second largest spring in the Ozarks. There are many places to get out of your canoe or kayak and explore. Popular sites include Turner Mill, Boze Mill, Greer Spring, and White’s Creek Cave.

At a leisurely pace (including stops,) you can expect to float at a pace of around two miles per hour.

You can choose between paddling upstream from Eagle Ranch for a shorter, turn-around trip, or shuttling up to Riverton by vehicle for an all day 20 mile trip (need distance confirmation) back to Eagle Ranch. For those with even more adventure in mind, floating from Greer Crossing back to Eagle Ranch would make a two day trip with a total distance of 40 miles (need distance confirmation).

The Eagle Ranch community dock enables members to conveniently house their canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats on the river. There is also a boat ramp and canoe launch located a few hundred yards downstream from the community dock which allows for vehicle access to the river for launching and retrieving watercraft.

There are outfitters and guides in the area who can help you arrange most any expedition. One of the best is Eleven Point Canoe Rental.