Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jun 5, 2006 9:51:47 GMT -6
Found this on another forum and thought I would share the advice:
I've floated the 11pt a bit. Its a pretty good sized river and fairly easy to paddle. A raft should be fine below Greer Spring, but your gonna do some paddling in some of the long slow holes. The only tricky spots that I'd warn you about are the following (facing down stream).
Between Greer & Turner:
First Island below Greer: Its pretty twisty on the right and there is a lot of wood in the water. The left channel is a lot easier.
Mary Decker Shoal: It looks like a line of big rocks sticking out of the water. Run it down the right channel
Between Turner & Whitten:
Big Sycamore Tree leaning in from the left bank near the half way mark. Set it up right or the current will push you into it.
Its an absolutely beautiful river. Big bluffs, giant stands of river cane, etc. Well worth the trip. Cheers."
Gavin covered it very well... the only thing I might add is that if you are planning on camping on the river (from your boat), note that the 11 point does not feature near as many gravel bars as do most other Ozark streams. There are several marked forest-service camps along the way, but they are not "riverside". I guess what I'm getting at is if you want to spend the night on a gravel bar, pick one fairly early."