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Current River: Cedar Grove to Round Spring is a 25 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jadwin, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 25.0 mi Elevation gain 439 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Bird watching

Beach

Cave

Forest

River

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Getting There

The river is rated Class One & Two water. The trail is primarily used for canoeing, fishing, and camping. The Current river is the most spring-fed of the Ozark rivers and can be floated year round. Though most would consider the floating season to run from March through November. There are numerous springs, caves, and points of historic interest on the Current River. Float trips can range from a few hours to a week. It is well known for its fabulous trout fishing. The Ozark Mountains, which the Current flows through, is replete with many special scenic wilderness areas. You can even canoe back into a cave on the upper portion of the river. The river is managed by the national park service and camping is allowed anywhere along the river.

Numerous. The best source for information is The Missouri Canoe Associations web site. Camping is allowed anywhere along the river banks. Fee camping from motel to RV to tent is available in many locations up an down the river. Numerous sand bars for primitive camping along the river.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways P.O. Box 490 Van Buren, MO 63965 Park information (573) 323-4236

The best source for information is The Missouri Canoe Associations web site. You can find a link there to take you to the parks service interactive map of the river.

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Christina Isringhausen
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Paddle sports

Perfect day. Not too crowded. River was flowing the perfect speed to make you work some and let you relax. The cave was the highlight of course. Can’t wait to go back.

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Delanie Cooper
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Paddle sports

Wow, the current river really is the mecca of Missouri float trip. THIS IS NOT A PARTY RIVER. It is for nature. The water looks like sapphires, and there are many unique stops from the caves, to welch spring hospital, akers ferry, and more. We kayaked from cedar grove and camped at pulltite. Amazing weather, the river is flowing perfectly right now. I cannot wait to come back.

Christina Isringhausen
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Paddle sports

2:22 to paddle from Pulltite to Round Springs today. A few rough and choppy spots that made me giggle like a little kid. Loved it. 80° and not a cloud in the sky. Perfect paddle weather.

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Billy Marshall
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We went on a Saturday and Sunday. We tried fishing in Saturday but there was way to many people, and a lot of drinking. Sunday was awesome, we'll do it again, but not on a Saturday.

Danielle Blair
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Paddle sports

Grew up on this stretch of the river. One of the most beautiful places. Lots of trails, fishing, hunting, and canoeing opportunities. Summer is very hectic with tourists. I've quit going on the weekends because of the # of people. Autumn is perfect...less people....amazing colors.

Brad Utterback
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Paddle sports

Excellent float down the Current River. Water was nice and clear. The old hospital is well worth the stop. Relax, drink a beer or two and ENJOY this area! Easy five stars from my wife and I!

Kalob Rogers
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Fishing

great river great scenery

Joey Counts
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Paddle sports

Love this River. Wintertime can be AWESOME !!! But just sitting on any of these gravel bars is all I need.

Bob Wharton
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Paddle sports

I've canoed here many times summer months are crowded. Winter is a great time to float this river.

Doug Neidholdt
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Paddle sports

I have done this stretch of river four or five times now over the years. Cedar Grove is the furthest up stream you can put in on the Current. This is a nice casual day float, and I think the best because the river is narrower here.

Candace Kovacs
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Hiking

awesome area all thru jacks fork in eminence. nice springs. camping. canoeing. hiking. old cabin off river and a sandpit

Doug Neidholdt
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Paddle sports

Great float river and for trout fishing. Along this stretch their is a number of springs, remains of an old resort/hospital, a small cave you can canoe back into, and more. camping is allowed on the sandbars. Great simple float for kids and families, but very scenic for everyone.

Ashton Kish
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Camping
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The Current River is my favorite camping location. We usually find a place near the banks, and avoid the public camping grounds. It's so relaxing to swim or to walk up and down the river for a little adventure. Don't forget to say hi to all the canoes headed downstream! There's all kinds of unmarked trails snaking around, too. The River is an awesome place to spend an outdoor weekend!

Mary Lamar
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Horseback riding
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Mary Lamar
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Horseback riding
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Neshama & Brian Roash
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Paddle sports
Ryan Carter
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Hiking
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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking
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Dan Kloeppel
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Hiking
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C H
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Camping
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Brad Utterback
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Paddle sports
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Bob Wharton
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Paddle sports