Niangua River; Bennett Springs SP to Prosperine Access is a 12 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Windyville, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, fishing, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Niangua River is a spring fed stream that is floatable from early spring to late fall. The water is rated class I with some class II water. The country side is rolling Ozark forested hills. There are numerous sand bars and for fee camping opportunites. It is popular trout fishing stream. The Niangua is renowned for its trout fishing as most of it is down stream from Bennett Springs State Park with its trout hatchery. The state park is used as a base camp for many floating the river. There are also numerous outfitters along the river. The stream can be crowded on the weekends so a mid week float is recommended to experience a little solitude. Canoe outfitters offer many differant lengths of canoe trips from several different points of the river.
Kayaked up stream, then down! Bushwhacked up Barclay Bluff with Angela Frizzell!
Winter float or weekdays for fishing and peace and quiet. Summer weekends if you like drinking, cursing, nudity and fist fights.
Great float stream. This is an easy 5 - 7 hours float or can be an overnight camping on one of the numerous sandbars. Great trout stream. Best done mid week to miss the crowds.