FLOAT Trips

Float down the beautiful, meandering Meramec River in a canoe, kayak or raft and see some great river and wildlife scenery. Bring the entire family or your group down for a day or weekend trip. All Floats end at Meramec Caverns.

RATESMon-FriSat-Sun
Kayak (single)$30$32
Canoe (double)$40$45
4-Man Raft$105$120
6-Man Raft$145$160
8-Man Raft$200$225
10-Man Raft$265$295

Prices and Float times are subject to change. In the event of high river levels or extreme weather, where CFC cancels a float, reservation deposit will not be refunded, but applied to a future floating date.

6-Mile Canoe Float: This float takes you upriver to Meramec State Park. During these 6 miles, you will have many opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery or maybe even settle down on one of the many sand bars and have a picnic. The area is known for great catfish and small mouth bass fishing.

6-Mile Raft Float: A 6-mile float is offered for rafts. These floats start at Meramec State Park and end at Meramec Caverns. We have 6-Man, 8-Man, and 10-Man rafts. Our rafts are large commercial sized rafts that can accommodate the maximum person load, plus several coolers comfortably. Rafts are great for large groups of people or families with children. NO PETS IN RAFTS.

Canoes can fit 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child. Minimum age for double-rider Canoe is 10. Canoe requires one adult age18 or older.

Kayaks are for one person only. You sit on top of the kayak. Minimum age for single-rider kayak is 13.

Minimum age for Rafts is 3. Raft requires one adult age 18 or older in each raft.

A shuttle bus will take you up river and you can float back to your car, here at the caverns. Canoes, kayaks, and rafts are only available when weather permits.

Departure TimesApril, May, September
Monday-FridaySaturday & Sunday
-8am
9am9am
10am10am
11am11am
12pm12pm
1pm1pm
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Departure TimesMemorial Day through Labor Day
Monday-FridaySaturday & Sunday
-8am
9am9am
10am10am
11am11am
12pm12pm
1pm1pm
2pm2pm

Rafts are priced at one under capacity. To fill raft capacity: Extra fee of $30. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your float. Busses leave promptly & do not wait. Shuttle services: $20 per person. All floaters and watercraft must return 30 minutes before sundown to avoid Late Fee of $25 per person.

RIVERBOAT RIDES

Enjoy a relaxing, history filled, half hour long excursion on the Meramec River aboard a canopy-topped riverboat. Cavern Queen I and Cavern Queen II can each hold 25 passengers.

Open June, July and August every day, dependent upon weather and river conditions. Group rates are available.

Rates
Adults$10.00
Children, age 5-11$7.00