Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for a 5- or 10-mile canoe trip for two in one boat (up to a $40 value)
- $28 for a 5- or 10-mile canoe trip for two in one boat with one night of camping (up to a $56 value)
- $40 for a 5- or 10-mile canoe trip for four in two boats (up to an $80 value)
- $56 for a 5- or 10-mile canoe trip for four in two boats with one night of camping (up to a $112 value)
Transported upstream by the Riverview Ranch shuttle, pairs and quartets embark upon scenic float trips down the Meramec River at either the 5- or 10-mile mark. Paddle along the calm, flat waters while enjoying views of the tree-lined riverbank, arriving back at your campsite or vehicle at the end of the trip. Two-seat canoes, life jackets (for paddlers aged 10 or older, though parents may bring life jackets for younger kids), and paddles are all provided. The length of the trip depends on how much paddling you do or how many stops you make, but the 5-mile trip averages three hours. Groupons may be applied toward the cost of raft rental, depending on availability.
Campers set up tents right on the riverbank, making it easy to while away an afternoon swimming, cooking over the campfire, and picnicking. Children younger than 5 camp for free.
With a strong belief in life’s simpler pleasures, the staff of Riverview Ranch oversees a host of watersports, campsites, and cabins along the picturesque shores of the lazy Meramec River. Shuttled upstream, visitors push off in canoes, rafts, or kayaks to enjoy the easy-moving currents of the stream before arriving back at vehicles or campsites to do celebratory touchdown dances and life-vest spikes.