Day Trips

Sandbar Smorgasbord

Pack your own lunch, or we can prepare ($25 each). Our typical lunch offering is something we call “Sandbar Smorgasboard.” It’s a buffet-style extravaganza that we set up on the sandbar using our camp tables with meats, cheeses, sausage, smoked salmon, tuna salad, breads, chips, fruits, veggies, and hummus dip. Avocado, tomatoes, carrots and red … Read more

Buck Island Adventure (9 miles)

Meet Place: Big Boat Ramp, Helena Harbor, Helena, AR Meet Time: 1pm (flexible) End Time: 7pm (flexible) Route: St. Francis River to Helena Harbo Bring with You: Snacks, 2 water bottles, sun protection, swim wear, shoes you don’t mind getting wet & muddy. Rain gear, sweater or fleece, long pants (or fleece). Mosquito repellant. Headlamp … Read more

Montezuma Landing to Quapaw Landing (18 miles)

Intro: Moderate one-day paddle around two huge bends of the river with big islands throughout (Or can be done as overnight). Side-channels and secret waterways to explore depending on river level with excellent birding & animal watching. Great fossil hunting on the gravel bars at the top end of Island 62 (low water). Becoming a habitat … Read more

Montezuma Island Adventure (2-6 miles)

The Montezuma Island Adventure is a roundtrip voyageur canoe paddle on the biggest river in North America, the Mighty Mississippi, involving a tour of an archipelago of Mississippi River Islands with big beaches, swim holes, birds, turtles, and other wildlife. This round trip paddle affords an incredible variety of giant sandbars, wetlands, gravel/fossil bars, deep … Read more