Sports & Recreation

Best River for Float Trips 

Huzzah Creek

When it comes to float trips, everyone knows the first, and most important, decision is what to put in the coolers. The second-most important decision is choosing which river to float. We recommend the uncrowded, clear, cool waters of the Meramec River's runaway child. The guttural-sounding Huzzah (pronounced HOO-za) Creek, a tributary of the Meramec that winds northward through Crawford County, may not seem an obvious choice, but it does feature several lodging and canoe-rental options, along with a beautiful, untouched natural backdrop. When the water levels are low, the fishing's pretty good; at higher levels, you'd better be confident in your canoeing skillz.

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