The Current River has been
rated the #1 canoe camping river in
the United States and one
of the most scenic canoe trips in the Nation!
The Current River was the first river
in America to become a National Riverway. Most spring-fed of all the Ozark
Rivers, the Current may be floated any time of the year. One after another,
springs discharge clear, 58 degree water into the river in amazing volumes. The
Current River is the principal stream of the Ozark National Scenic Waterways and
should not be missed!
What sets the Current River apart as
a great canoeing river is its springs. Welch Spring, Pulltite Spring, Cave
Spring, Blue Spring, and Big Spring among others all feed into the Current
making this a cold, clear, beautiful river well worth any time spent on it. The
Current River is a class I, occasionally a class II river. The average gradient
is 4.4 feet.
measured by class from I - IV and gradient is the feet of drop per mile.
Click here for a list of canoe, kayak
or tube rentals near the Current River on our
Click here for a mile by mile description of the Current River, courtesy of the
Department of Conservation.
The National Park Service is creating a General Management
Plan for the park to decide how to steer the management of the park & rivers for
the next 15 years and more. For more information on the proposed changes
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