The Current River recreation areas provide a wonderful opportunity for the public to experience a more social recreation opportunity in the southern ozarks. The swift , clear and cool Current River with numerous gravel bars provides motorized boating, non-motorized boating, tubing, camping, picknicking and wading opportunities in a more developed recreation setting. On weekends you will experience numerous recreationists enjoying a variety of waterbased activities. A favorite past time on the river whether boating or tubing includes taking breaks on the numerous gravel bars. The recreation areas on the Current River are easily accessible by vehicle and are located near small communities which provide a variety of services. The northern most access site is the Watercress Recreation Area located in Van Buren, Mo. Watercress is a developed area which provides a boat launch, day use picnicking, overnight camping, and two group picnicking shelters The next area is the Bay Nothing Boat Launch located near Grandin, Mo. Bay Nothing is a primitive site that provides a boat launch and limited day use opportunities. Moving downriver you encounter the Deer Leap and Float Camp Recreation areas located just outside of Doniphan, Mo. Deer Leap and Float Camp are developed areas which provide a variety of opportunities from renting tubes, canoes and rafts; to launching your canoe or jon boat; to camping and picnicking. For more information about these individual sites please select them by recreation area on the website. For Steam Flow and Flooding forecast visit the Quick Link section in the right colum or Click here.
THis is a great campground that is federally taken care of. The ranger come by every evening to check on all campers. Has all the amenities you would need with a camp store within walking distance. Right by the river. Make sure to place your tent on high grounds if rain is in the forecast. Flooding happens a lot.
Clean and really well kept but cold showers!!
Love canoeing here, even though the water Is lretty chilly. There is easy access to the water and the park is close to other must see spots. I wish the spota were more secluded, but still a grrat campground.
The Current River was fantastic, as it always is. Multiple cold springs feed into this normally clear river. Water moves a bit faster than most of the floating rivers/creeks in Missouri. Expect about 3-3.5 mph. Plenty of places to disperse camp between Tan Vat, down to Two Rivers Landing. Also many drive-in campsites along the river.