FLOAT TRIP from Old Cove Outfitters in St Clair.
August 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
*****RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 21*****
**THIS IS AN OUTFITTER FLOAT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN A KAYAK**.
If you don’t have a river-worthy kayak, the outfitter floats are for you. This one is pretty easy, beginner friendly.
***Please read the entire writeup and use the link to book your float.***
FABULOUS SCENERY! We’ll do the Long Float, 9.5 miles at 10:00, that is when the bus leaves. If you’re late, they will leave without your.
We usually catch good current here, but not too many obstacles. This run is fairly quiet, Old Cove is the only outfitter who uses this part. There usually are some motorboats towards the end.
Rated pretty easy part of Meramec River, but you need basic paddling skills….or at least some common sense. These will be sit on top kayaks, a bit slippery for dogs, but small kayak-savvy dogs are okay here. They do not shuttle our private kayaks, so you’ll have to rent. We launch from private property.
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***PLEASE DO NOT RSVP HERE UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID FOR/RESERVED YOUR KAYAK. Your RSVP here means nothing. Also comment below when you’ve reserved your kayak and if you will have a dog or not.***
**YOUR RSVP HERE DOES NOT GET YOU A KAYAK**.
You will need to call and reserve/pay in advance. Darryl takes plastic and will refund if river is flooded or you cancel in advance. He only has a limited # of kayaks, small outfitter. When they’re sold out, THEY’RE SOLD OUT! Happens on this run every time to our members, so book in advance. I cannot help you if they run out of kayaks.
PFD…bring your own, or they supply.
PADDLES…recommend bringing your own, the ones they have are very heavy. Intex paddles are not adequate for this, not strong enough.
SUPPLIES… You’ll need lunch/water/sunscreen/good water shoes and other stuff that you take to the beach. They provide the square butt pads. Be sure that you have bungees and caribiners to secure your stuff to kayak, these are sit on tops and it’s easy for stuff to fall off in current. And dry sacks or ziplock bags for phone, car keys, etc.
Cost is $40 + tax for each for single kayak rental.
Use the link provided below. It should take you directly to our group reservations. I’ll coordinate with Darryl as we go along.
Use your gps or meetup mapping. Easy to find. Allow 30 minutes from Eureka. Arrive by 9:30 to get signed in and set up…the bus leaves at 10:00…with or without you. Darryl has to stay on schedule.