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Bodies of Water in Van Buren

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  • William B
    Lynchburg, VA1,294 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent two days seeing and kayaking the Current River. We started our trip at Aker’s Ferry and got out at Round Spring, a 20-mile trip. Beautiful scenery that was filled with the sound of birds. Along the way there were many rock cliffs, caves, and sprigs.
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • Annie K
    Philadelphia, PA70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the many springs and trails in this area is definitely worth it. The rivers are clear and teal in many places, which is not common across the country. Definitely worth the views. Bring some boots just in case, depending on the weather and mud if you plan to go for walks.
    Written 15 May 2021
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  • BHappy2
    Petersburg, IL45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Missouri Dept. of Conservation does a great job of recognizing the public desire to have reasonable, regular and conservation-conscious access to its many public waterways. This Van Buren Riverfront Park is an excellent example of how relatively small acreages can be used to serve the public for recreational access to the Show-Me State's great natural resources. A concrete boat ramp is available for boats, while (for safety reasons) canoes, kayaks, tubes, swimmers and fishermen may access the crystal clear Current River from the adjacent gravel bar. Being small in size, there is not a lot of scenic value here (beyond the truly inherent and sufficient beauty of the Current River, itself). The overhead bridge traffic also offers its share of noise to detract from any incorrectly anticipated expectations of "serenity". There are picnic tables and outdoor-type bathroom facilities. We floated by this park on a Current River canoe trip, and the atmosphere might remind one of a locally-managed small-city park. However, the state of Missouri should be recognized for providing this easy access point to this locally important waterway just off a main highway through Van Buren. Be aware that there is a moderate amount of larger-engine jet boats operating up and down this immediate portion of the river, and an adjacent campground can get a little rowdy.
    Written 17 August 2018
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  • TaylorPettit
    Van Buren, MO343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to take your kids or your grandpa fishing. We caught a bunch of bluegill and a couple small bass. There are catfish here too. There is a hiking trail around the lake that's nice too. No swimming and electric motors only on boats.
    Written 9 April 2016
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