Canoe and camp on Missouri's Big River at Cherokee Landing!
We offer scenic campsites and relaxed canoeing on one of Missouri's prettiest rivers.
Be sure to make Cherokee Landing one of your summer destinations.

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Fishermen: Trophy managed smallmouth stream section, early departure available.

 
 
8344 Berry Road
Bonne Terre
Missouri 63628
 
573-358-2805

Float Missouri's beautiful, uncrowded Big River

Why the Big River?

You will avoid the crowds of many of Missouri's float rivers, while enjoying the relaxing natural surroundings of this Northern Ozarks stream. Big River's name is quite a misnomer. Early French settlers named the river Grande due to its beauty and during translation to English the name "Big" evolved. Big River is a tributary of the Meramec River, flowing north to the confluence.

Cherokee Landing is a small outfitter and the only one on this portion of the Big River, so you will not find the over-crowded condition of other rivers.
The Big River is a relatively safe, slow-moving Ozark stream, with scenic bluffs and many gravel bars for picnics, swimming and artifact hunting. A class 1 river, the upper Big River is perfect for kids and beginners, and those who just want to kick back and relax while floating down the river.
Cherokee Landing is centrally located with easy highway access and is within an hour of St. Louis. Float trips start upstream and end at Cherokee Landing.
Water Levels

Because of our location on the upper portion of the river, the water level around Cherokee Landing can rise and fall very quickly. Very often, when the St. Louis or Steelville areas have floods, Cherokee Landing has an excellent float. Please call ahead to check the river condition. Click here to view USGS water level data for the Big River.

We are open:

Friday & Saturday for camping
Saturday & Sunday for float trips

Reservations are not required but recommended as availability cannot be guaranteed without it.

Weekday floats and camping are only available with a prearranged appointment.

We request that all floats end before dusk.

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Cherokee Landing • 8344 Berry Road • Bonne Terre, MO 63628 • 573-358-2805


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