Eleven Point - Highway 19 to Highway 160 (19 miles)

Eleven Point, Missouri, US


Highway 19 to Highway 160 (19 miles)

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 19 Miles

Early morning camp on the 11 Point

Early morning camp on the 11 Point
Photo of Camp on the 11 Point by Bill taken 07/15/04

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Eleven Point River near Bardley, MO
usgs-07071500 400 - 4000 cfs I 00h54m 787 cfs (running)

River Description

Barry Joyce shared:
While the Eleven Point would barely rate as a whitewater river, it has enough shoals and fast water to make this a top summertime and float/camp destination.

The normal float, from Greer to Riverton, 19 miles, usually requires you to camp and that discourages many of the obnoxious party paddlers. Along the way, there are several maintained "float camps". Gravel bars are not plentiful, so the early bird gets the worm. Scenery is clean, clear and never tiring, trout fishing is good, producing big trout, and the river serves up numerous rocky shoals with nice waves and chutes. Crystal-clear water, coming mainly from Missouri's 2nd largest spring, Greer Spring, is especially cold for several miles. So this river is really nice for those 90+ degree Summer days. Find a rope swing ... I'm telling you, this is a great American float that is not that well known!

Couple of easy class 2's (Mary Decker Chute and Riverton Rapids), numerous other fun shoals.

The hike to Greer is very rewarding, other springs also (Boze Mill), these are lovely springs. Floating, camping, fishing, hiking, even some caves (See Whites Creek Cave pic).

Missouri Scenic Rivers Resource Website has detailed maps and descriptions.

A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (formerly Ozark Whitewater) by Tom Kennon (3rd edition, Menasha Ridge Press) has a good description of the run.

A Paddler's Guide to Missouri (Missouri Department of Conservation, 2003), an updated version of Missouri Ozark Waterways by Oz Hawksley, has good maps.


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Last Updated: 2007-05-20 13:12:56

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