All of our float trips start upstream and you float back to your car or camp. No waiting for rides at the end of your trip.


Elk River and Big Sugar, are a favorite float destination with canoeists, rafters, campers, anglers. The water quality is some of the best in the 4-state region.


Difficulty: Mostly class II, seldom over.
Day Trips: We offer 6 and 12 mile trips.
The 12 mile trip can be done in 1 day, or extended into a 2 day trip covering 6 miles each day.


Pineville to Noel (Wayside)12 miles / 6-8 hours

Pineville to Elk River Campground 6 miles / 4-5 hours

(Only available from the Elk River Campground)

Elk River Campground to Wayside 6 miles / 4-5 hours


Elk River is famous for being one of the best smallmouth bass fishing streams in the 4-states. Other fish include largemouth bass,
spotted bass,Goggle-eye (rock bass),
and Channel catfish.