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.
Flow in this river tends to be adequate most of the year due to a number of springs, including Missouri's second largest (Greer Spring). The gauge is right at the suggested take-out, thus very accurately reflects flow (at least for the later portions of this reach). The river may certainly be floated at much lower levels, but you should be prepared to scrape across many of the shoals.
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Ben, "Britt" and Andrew
Art with catch of Trout
Brian at Mary Decker Shoals
Ben, Britt and Andrew
Art with a nice Trout catch
Bill and Bill run Riveron
Brian in Mary Nell Point
Art and Bill Luckman run Riverton
Early morning camp on the 11 Point
Greer Spring access - 11 Point River
Greer Spring - immediately above the "boil"
Brian in ez II before Mary Decker
Decent little rapid right before Mary Decker Chute
Camp at Greer Spring Campground
Barry, Brian, Ben Andrew @ Greer Spring
Ocoee Veteran and trip photographer
Brian takes his shot at it
11 Point Rope Swing fun
11 Point - Rope Swing fun
Eleven Point summer fun
Barry running Riverton Rapids
Camp at Eleven Point
Bill at Boze Mill Spring
Brian at Riverton Rapids
Whites Creek Cave
11 Point River, MO Riverton Rapids
Ben and Andrew-Riverton Rapids
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