The perfect pair to a weekend of camping is a nice long float trip where you can connect with friends, family, or even strangers. Even if you aren’t spending the night, though, floating with us always means good times, with good people, and great memories.


Our Kayaks are the best way to experience the Elk River. Plan a group of friends and family, and take some kayaks out for an 8 Mile Trip. We have several trip options. Want to float Big Sugar? We offer 4 or 8 mile trips upstream when the water’s right. We also have 4 or 8 mile trips on Elk River.

Fishing Kayaks

Some of our Favorite Vessels, we have two Jackson Fishing Kayaks. These boats are sure to make your fishing experience the best on Elk River. When the water’s right, we can put these boats in on Big Sugar Creek too! (The fish hide up there, we think).


We float plastic boats, the Cadillac of Canoes. Fun for fishing or just floating on down the river. Our service outshines the rest, we are the best on Elk River.


We offer 4 Man, 6 Man, 8 Man & 10 Man rafts. When the river’s rockin’, rafts are a great way to float. You just get in and … well … ‘Float’. When the river’s low, kayaks are the way to go. Reserve your preferred raft online or over the phone at anytime.

Overnight Floats

Sometimes, it’s just plain right to sleep out on a gravel bar, overlooking the stars.  When the water’s right and we can arrange it, you can take an overnight float trip with us.  We have options that include up to 20 miles of floating. You can even float back to our campground, camp, wake up and float the next day if you are easing in to the thrill of an overnight adventure.  Overnight floats are best reserved by phone or in person so that we can be sure to get all of the details lined out for you.


Private Boat Shuttle

Want to Float your own boat? We understand that! For $30.00/ boat, We will tailor a trip just for you. Bring your boat to us, float and we’ll pick your boats up and bring them right back to your vehicle. Now that’s service! We have 4 or 8 Mile Trip Options Available.

Vehicle Shuttles

Oftentimes we may need to transport your vehicle to the takeout for you. This just depends on what’s best for both of us. No matter which way we shuttle you, our goal is for you to enjoy your float! We have 4 or 8 Mile Trip Options Available.

Person Shuttles

Now of course we want you to rent our boats. That’s why we’re in business. We know you want to float with your group. Let us make that easy for you. We charge $15 Per Person. This includes your inner tube or other inflatable as long as it can fit on your lap.  If it’s too big for that, see above; We consider that a Boat Shuttle.



Don’t forget your Pole!!

There are three streams to fish while you’re here at Big Elk.  We have the perfect balance of Creek and River access.

Little Sugar Creek offers fishing from the Bank.  Bring your own Kayak and paddle upstream, then fish your way back down.  

Elk River and Big Sugar Creek can be fished from the banks or you can take a 4 or 8 mile float to make sure you are exposed to all of the smallmouth bass you can catch.

Our streams have many other species of fish too; largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, goggle eye, blue gill, perch, drum and a few others that may be hiding in the lurks.  

We promote catch and release however, if you’re fishing for a meal make sure you know the laws.  Here’s the info, straight from the Missouri Conservation Departments Site. Remember, these rules are aimed at protecting our fun, not inhibiting it!


Need your Permit?  
We’ve expedited that for you also. Here’s the link to purchase your Missouri Fishing Permits


Fishing Kayaks, Fishing Poles, Whopper Ploppers

Elk River Enthusiasts

Here are a few links that may help you plan your explorations of Elk River and surrounding streams.