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.
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.
No, however there’s food available right across the street at Tim’s Fast Stop as well as beverages and misc. supplies. And downtown Eminence — just one quarter mile South — offers old time small town splendor with several family restaurants there.
Pets are NO LONGER allowed in any of our accommodations.
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.
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 LOCAL ACTIVITIES page for great ideas, pictures and links and see why we’re Missouri’s No. 1 Outdoor Outpost.
At the river:
|Wade||Skip Rocks||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.|
At the main building: