Q: When we call in the summer you are always full, why?
A : Summer is our busiest time, many times during beautiful weather you can walk in or get in on short notice, check out our SPECIALS page for more info.
Q: How is the river, is it low?
A: The JACK'S FORK RIVER at ALLEY SPRING flows amazingly consistent with the divine intervention of almost 80 million gallons per day of fresh spring water. Floating from this point 8 miles above Eminence is always good. When we do get a lot of rain the run-off recedes quickly (due to the steep gradient) and what seeps through the porous ground slowly disperses through springs and gracefully spreads into the flow to the river. The CURRENT RIVER is the Midwest's most spring fed river and offers almost one hundred miles of good floating all year, rain or not.
You can check the river stages online.
Q: Do you have a restaurant there?
A: No, there's food available right across the street at Tim's Fast Stop as well as beverages and misc. supplies. Downtown Eminence is just one quarter mile South and offers old time small town splendor. Several family restaurants downtown.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Pets are NO LONGER allowed in any of our accommodations.
Q: Do you rent canoes?
A: No, but it is real easy to go floating. WINDY'S CANOE RENTAL is just right across the river and offers great service here. Call Windy's @ 573-226-3404 for canoes,shuttle, tube rental or floating information for the Current and Jack's Fork Rivers.
Q: What other types of things are there to do in that area?
A: Canoeing isn't everything, even though we're considered the "Canoe Capitol of the World" there are so many opportunities to enjoy this hydrological wonder that the hardest thing is often to decide where to go and explore first. You would have to drive a long way to go to a shopping mall, but there are several shops in town. Our natural beauty abounds here and there are more wild deer and turkey per square mile (on the average) than people. Check out our Things To Do page for great ideas, pictures and links and see why we're Missouri's No. 1 Outdoor Outpost.
Q: What is there for children to do?
A: At the river:
||Feed our Ducks
||Enjoy our cats
Discover the diverse population of invertebrates and tadpoles in the river, many of which indicate unpolluted water. A dip net with a fine mesh, a bowl or cup and a magnifying glass are helpful. An invertebrate identification chart is available at the office.
A:At the main building: