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Floating the Big River

Washington State Park | De Soto, Missouri

Quick Details

  • Canoe, Kayak, Rafting, and Tubes available
  • For 3 Mile Float, transport begins at 9am and ends at 1pm
  • Everyone should be off the river by 6pm
3 Mile Float Trip Rentals Tubes (1 Person) - $27
Kayaks (1 Person) - $35
Tandem Kayaks (2 people • Sit on top) - $50
Small Canoes (2 People) - $50
Small Rafts (4 or fewer) - $110
Medium Rafts (4-6 People) - $160
Large Rafts (6-8 People) - $220
Non-Rental Shuttle Service (Transportation Only) - $30

Come explore the Big River in Washington State Park, MO with our unique watercraft rentals!

After checking in, you are asked to park at the Big River Day Use Parking Area, where the crew will pick up and transport you and your gear to the put in spot and get you going on the water. Your float ends at the Big River Day Use Area, where your vehicle is parked. To ensure we have the equipment and staff available, reservations are recommended. All rentals include life jackets, paddles and transportation. Meeting time is 30 minutes prior to departure and guests should be off the river by 6pm. Check-in is at the Thunderbird Lodge.

3 Mile Float Details

  • Register Here at the Thunderbird Lodge
  • Parking is Here in the field
  • We will then transport the customers Here to begin their float
  • They will take out Here at the gravel bar across from where they parked in the field to start with