Eleven Point River: Thomasville to MO 142

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Mark Twain National Forest

Eleven Point River: Thomasville to MO 142 is a 45.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Birch Tree, Missouri that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 45.4 miles Elevation Gain: 508 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash


paddle sports

bird watching



The Eleven Point River meanders through the picturesque Ozark hills of southern Missouri. Its course is cut in the shadows of steep bluffs, through sloping forested valleys and low lying riparian ecosystems. Barely more than a small stream at its upper reaches near Thomasville, it gains considerable width and depth as its proceeds south-eastward. Springs pouring from dolomite bluffs or rushing up from a vast network of underground flow systems provide a continuous source of water and beauty. Alternating stretches of rapids and deep clear pools wind around moss covered boulders and shading bottomland hardwood trees.

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paddle sports
Sun Jun 07 2015

This is a great river to float that is off the beaten track. There are multiple springs that feed the river that provide nice river levels and a refreshing water temperature. The river is also great for families as there isn't a ton of traffic and it is not a party river.

paddle sports
10 months ago