Float down the beautiful, meandering Meramec River in a canoe 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.

Canoes, 6 mile float$45.00
Canoes, 11 mile float$48.00
Kayaks (one person only)$32.00
6-Man Raft$84.00-192.00
8-Man Raft$224.00-256.00

Rates are subject to change without notice.

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.

11-Mile Canoe Float: THIS FLOAT IS FOR EXPERIENCED FLOATERS ONLY. This scenic 11 mile float will start at Sappington Bridge in Sullivan, MO. Throughout this float, you will have many chances to pull off at a sand bar to take a break, sunbathe, or have a picnic. Bring a flashlight to explore Green's Cave along the way. There are plenty of spots on the 11 mile float to get out of your canoe or kayak and swim in the water.

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 and up to 2 children (3-12 years old). If you have no children, you can fit a third adult for an extra $15. No children under the age of 3 in canoes.

Kayaks are for one person only. You sit on top of the kayak.

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.


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.

Children, age 5-11$7.00