Highway 142 River Access

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Highway 142 access known as "The Narrows" is the last river access for the Eleven Point National Scenic River at 44.3 miles. This access is 8.7 miles downriver of Riverton. This is a developed site with a boat ramp, paved parking and a vault toilet. Stop at the Narrows and walk to two major springs. An informal picnic area is located just after the bridge. A traditional put-in point at the east end of the Missouri 142 bridge near the Calm community. This portion of the river receives light use, and the floater can expect peace and solitude while floating the slower hazard free water. Having less river traffic, and with most of the land on both sides being private property under scenic easement, the prospect of the floater observing more wildlife is excellent. One float camp at Morgan Spring provides overnight camping. Blue, Jones, and Sullivan Springs are just a short distance down river. These springs are at a beautiful area called the "Narrows," which gets its name from a narrow ridge of land between the river and Frederick Creek. The average gradient for this trip is 4.3 feet per mile. Most floaters put in at the Riverton access and float the 8 miles to the 142 access for take out.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: There are currently three canoe, rafts, or kayak outfitters for rental and shuttle services. Eleven Point Canoe Rental, Alton, Mo., 417-778-6497. Hufstedlers's Canoe Rental \& Guide Service, Riverton, Mo., 417-778-6116. Richard's Canoe Rental, Alton Mo., 417-778-6168.
Fees There are no fees.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Gatewood, Mo
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information


From Doniphan, MO., Take Highway 160W to Highway 21S, then turn on Highway 142W for approximately 19 miles. The access site is on the right side if the highway just west of Calm, Mo.

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