Boiling Springs Resort is just a short walk from the 10 million gallon-a-day spring for which it is named. Located on the beautiful Big Piney River between the towns of Licking and Houston, Missouri, the Resort is within a two-hour drive of Springfield, Columbia, and St. Louis.
As outfitters on the Big Piney River we rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, and gear, as well as providing shuttle services for passengers, boats, and vehicles. We can help plan custom and multi-day float trips with overnight river camping and are happy to coordinate with outfitters downriver.
The near-pristine Big Piney River is great for families, beginners, old-timers, anglers, or anyone wanting an easy-paced float with lots of shade, swimming holes, and scenic wilderness views. The Piney's moderate flow rate and extreme clarity make excellent fishing for largemouth, smallmouth, and goggle-eye bass, as well as other game species. Field & Stream magazine rated the Big Piney as one of the best fishing rivers in Missouri. The upper reaches are narrow, shallow, and unpopular for motorized watercraft.
Listed below are River Accesses (mileage, and approximate moving times):
Float Trips Points Upstream to Boiling Springs:
Cantrell Ford (5 miles, 3-5 hours)
Sand Shoals (8 miles, 4-8 hours) **our most popular float!**
Mineral Springs (12 miles, 6-12 hours)
Dogs Bluff (18 miles, 9-18 hours)
Float Trips From Boiling Springs to Points Downstream:
Old Mason Bridge (6 miles, 3-6 hours)
Slabtown Bridge (15 miles, 8-15 hours)
Ross Bridge (30 miles, 15-30 hours)
Canoe Rental (5-8 mile trip) $60
Kayak Rental (5-8 mile trip) $30
Tube Rental (5 mile trip) $30
Tube Rental (for use near the Spring) $10
Canoe and Kayak trips over 8 miles are priced according to mileage and number of days.
We will also haul your personal boats, and we can shuttle you or your vehicle.