Offering Float Trips for Rafts, Kayaks and Canoes! Enjoy Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Fishing and More!
Shady Beach is an ideal location for your float trip on the Elk River!
All our float trips start upriver so that you float right back into Shady Beach – no waiting for a ride back to the campground!
Float Trips for Canoes, Rafts, Kayaks & Tubes on the Elk River in Missouri
Nothing can compare to a day long float on the Elk River. The Elk River is rated a class I-II, making it ideal for beginners or just a relaxing, laid back day for the experienced. The Elk River offers beautiful scenery with many gravel bar “rest stops” and swimming holes to enjoy. The many natural springs along the Elk River, Indian Creek and Big Sugar keep the water cool but comfortable and running year round for canoeing, rafting, kayaking and tubing fun. With clean, cool, clear water, no one can resist getting their feet wet!
Rental Canoes, Rafts & Kayaks: Shady Beach Campground offers canoes, kayaks, 4-man, 6-man, 8-man rafts and 12-man rafts to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Canoes: We offer plastic and aluminum canoes. Each is designed for two (2) people. A third person can ride in the middle on the floor. We suggest two people per canoe.
Our 4-man rafts are ideal for small families or groups. We suggest no more than 3 adults with coolers and accessories per raft for the most comfortable and enjoyable float experience.
Our 6-man rafts are ideal for groups and families. We suggest no more than 5 adults with coolers and accessories per raft for the most comfortable and enjoyable float experience.
Our 8-man raft is ideal for larger groups and families. We suggest no more than 8 adults with coolers and accessories per raft for the most comfortable and enjoyable float experience.
Our 12-man raft is our largest raft. We recommend no more than 12 adults with coolers and accessories per raft for the most comfortable and enjoyable float experience.
Kayaks: Our kayaks are top mount and provide a place for a medium size cooler and offer comfortable and easy maneuverability.
Canoe, Raft & Kayak Reservations
We float rain or shine, at Shady Beach’s discretion. If you need to cancel, we must have a minimum of 10 days notice. You may reschedule your float trip within 1 year. No refunds will be given.
Missouri Fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the Elk River
The Elk River has earned a reputation as one of the best smallmouth bass fishing rivers in all of Missouri.
During Peak Season (Memorial Day – Labor Day) – We do require those who camp with us to float with us.
Deposits on floating equipment is due at time of reservation.