Come float Current River at The Landing

Floating Current River

The Landing invites you to experience this crystal clear river that moves through stunning Ozark landscapes. Enjoy a float trip on Current River and it will be an experience you won’t forget. On the International Scale of River Difficulty, the Current River ranks as a Class 1 river, the easiest and safest rank. It is enjoyable for both beginners and experts. The Landing professionally outfits thousands of recreational floaters each year. We are an authorized National Park Concession and, in conjunction with The Landing River Store, offer a wide array of float trips consisting of canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. Park your car at The Landing and leave the rest up to us. We transport you upriver to your point of entry. This allows you to enjoy your float with no set take-out time or deadline to meet, and there is no tiring wait for transportation at the end of your float.



Since The Landing originated the Current River Tube Trip over 30 years ago, it has become an extremely popular form of summertime entertainment. More and more people each year have discovered this relaxing pastime. It is a unique and inexpensive form of entertainment for the whole family, and we guarantee you a fun-filled summer day or weekend!



Rafts have fast become a very popular way to float Current River. The Landing offers a large selection of 6 man rafts which are great for families and groups of 6 or less that want to float together.

Our heavy duty PVC rafts are 12 foot long and 6 foot wide. The rafts are safe and are designed to prevent tipping over and taking an unwanted spill. In addition, they are very easy to maneuver, comfortable, durable and stable. Food and beverage coolers can easily be carried in the rafts too.

Rafts are also available for overnight floating.



Canoeing the Current River is as famous as it is fun. Most of our canoes are 17 feet Osagian brand, 2 person canoes. Easily maneuverable, the canoe floats twice as fast as any other vessel. Each canoe has plenty of room for your cooler, fishing tackle and river gear. The canoe can comfortably seat 2 adults. We do allow 2 small children or a third adult to float as needed.

Canoes are also available for overnight float trips.


The Landing offers a large selection of colorful one man, self-bailing, inflatable kayaks. The capabilities of our kayaks make a very enjoyable single user experience.

Our Stilleto kayaks are designed for whitewater rafting, on Current River they are known as “funyaks” and can be described as a cross between a tube and a canoe.

Just like our rafts, they are very easy to navigate, as well as being comfortable, durable and stable. Adjustable foot rests allow you to customize your fit for optimal comfort. The self bailing style lets some water in the kayak with you, which is a great way to help you keep cool on a hot summer day.

The Landing Float Map

More Floating Info

Floating Registration Locations

We offer 2 convenient locations to register for floating:

The Landing River Store
110 Front Street
Van Buren, MO. 63965

Current River Outfitters
110 Front Street
Van Buren, MO. 63965


Tips for Floating Current River

*The Landing River Store is a great place to pick up any last second items for the river.

*If you do not want to float a long distance, but would like to stay out on the river, take the shorter mileage trip and stop at an inviting spot or two along the way to eat, sunbathe or just relax.

*Stay hydrated by using our cooler tube to float your cooler. Drinking cold beverages on your float are just an arms length away.

*Families with small children will want to take a raft float, definitely the safest way to float Current River.

*Our colorful one man, self-bailing, inflatable kayaks might be the most comfortable way to explore Current River.

*Large Group? No problem. We are ready for you. Signing up is convenient and easy in our River Store booth.

*Most float trips begin upriver, and you conveniently float back to your vehicle at The Landing. No second shuttle needed or scheduled take out time.

*Wear sunscreen. Even on an overcast day, the Current River sun can burn you.

*We offer a variety of tubes. Handles, cup holders, mesh covered, or the traditional tubes are available to you on your float trip.

*Don’t worry about losing your keys on the river. We offer a free key check at The Landing.

*After enjoying a day on Current River, our Blue Heron Restaurant opens at 5pm for cool drinks and hot food.

*Undecided about what to float on? You’re covered. Large or small groups can float on rafts, tubes, canoes, or kayaks and still float together.

*Did you know? The Rosecliff Lodge at The Landing is the only riverfront hotel on Current River.

*Hotel reservations for summer weekends book up very quickly. Make your plans early and reserve you room in advance.

*Our restaurant has riverfront seating indoors and outdoors, a full service bar and the best steak around.

*If you want to avoid the crowds, plan to come through the week and enjoy up to 20% off your lodging.