Bass Resort and Huzzah Valley are just 6 miles from ArdPark. Guests can contact either
outfitter to make float trip plans on the Courtois, Huzza,h or Meramec River. Bass
Resort will transport ArdPark guests to and from The Pines or the
All American cabins for a nominal fee.
Bass and Huzzah routinely stop at the bridge next to the Cabana Campground.
Guests camping with us who have their own canoe, tube, raft, or kayak can arrange their
own transportation and put in or take out at the Cabana for a float on the Courtois Creek,
and can put in or take out at Bass Resort for a small fee.
The float routes to and from the Cabana Campground are:
Berryman to Blunts (7 miles)
Berryman to Bass (13 miles) (a nominal take out fee is imposed)
Brazil to Berryman (8 miles) (generally for canoes and kayaks only due to swallow water)
Berryman to Scotia (20 miles)
Berryman to Onondaga (25 miles)
Huzzah Conservation Area
Comprised of more than 6,000 forest acres, visitors to the Huzzah Conservation Area can
easily access the Meramec River and the Huzzah or Courtois Creeks for canoeing. The
Ozark Trail, including a portion of it known as the Colonel Plassmayer Wildlife Viewing
Trail, transects much of this property. A gorgeous area for floating!
Bird's Nest Access
Owned and maintained by Crawford County,
this single acre comes equipped with a
concrete boat ramp to the Meramec River.
Scotts Ford Access
This 34 acre forested area
provides gravel bar access to the
Just under 6 acres, this conservation
area provides concrete ramp access to
the Meramec River and offers good
Blue Springs Creek
Diverse vegetation on this 859 acre parcel
provides guests with a variety of scenery.
Blue Springs Creek flows through this
area and a shallow entry gravel ramp
allows access to the Meramec River.
Campbell Bridge Access
On this small conservation
property there is a canoe
launching area as well as a
concrete boat ramp both leading
to the Meramec River.
Woodson K. Woods Memorial
(St. James, Missouri)
Mostly forest covers this 5,600 acre conservation land
with Meramec River access at Highway 8 via a gravel
ramp. Floaters can take a 9 mile trip from here to
Scotts Ford Access. History of this area is linked to the
Maramec Spring Ironwork and the property is
bordered by Maramec Spring Park.
Onondaga Cave State Park
About 18 miles from ArdPark Cabins lies
Onondaga Cave State Park which is just on the
other side of the Huzzah Conservation Area.
The park maintains a canoe launch to the
Meramec River for visitors having their own
Please be careful on the rivers. Use good judgment, know the law,
and have a good time, but realize that water patrol are always
watching. Stories you may have heard about them dressing in
camouflage, hiding in trees and using night vision goggles are true.
If you become overly intoxicated, use illicit drugs, are publicly
indecent or otherwise obnoxious, "the man" will likely await you at
the end of your trip if he doesn't get you sooner.
ALSO KNOW AND ABIDE BY THE LAWS OF THE RIVER
Missouri Statute 306.325 prohibits glass beverage containers, requires
use of a cooler sealed in a way that prevents the contents from spilling,
and requires you to carry and affix to your vessel a container or bag
suitable for trash and capable of being securely closed.
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