Get Wet at Fort Niangua River Resort

Float trips are a fun way to spend the day out on the Niangua River. At Fort Niangua River Resort, we offer the widest variety of rafts, canoes, kayak rentals, and tubes in Lebanon, MO. Once you are in your water vessel of choice, let the river take you downstream. You can enjoy the sites and sounds of the forest around you. Float trips last between 3 to 8 hours depending on the trip you pick. No matter what trip you decide to take, please remember to wear plenty of sunscreen!

Need to do an overnight stay for your next water adventure? Stay in one of our cabin rentals or at our campground

*NO Dogs in Rafts
*NO Glass on River or Campground

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Pricing does not include tax
*Transfer of deposits are NOT permitted


Vessel Price
1 Kayak $30.00 + tax


Vessel Price
1 Canoe Weekend
1 Canoe Weekday
$42.00 + tax
$30.00 + tax
Third person in canoe +$20.00


Vessel Price
4-Man $100.00 + tax
6-Man $150.00 + tax
10-Man $210.00 + tax
Cooler Raft $20.00 + tax


Must rent a canoe with the tube
Vessel Price
Tube Floats $25.00 + tax for 7 miles only
To be used at Fort Niangua only!
Vessel Price
Tube rental $20.00 + tax

Float Trips

Fort Niangua to Barclay 12 miles 6-8 hours

Departure Date Departure Times
Sat & Sun 8:00am to 9:15am
Mon – Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm

Bennett Springs to Barclay 7 miles 3-4 hours

Departure Date Departure Times
Saturday 9:30am to 10:30am
Sunday 9:30am to 10:30am

Moon Valley to Fort Niangua 7 Miles 3-4 hours

Departure Date Departure Times
Mon-Fri 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday No Float Trips
Sunday 9:00am to 11:00am

Trip available depending on water conditions


If it is raining the morning of your scheduled float or kayak rental, you will be issued a rain check based on availability. If it is still raining after 12:00pm and the river is NOT FLOATABLE, you will also be issued a rain check based on availability. The rain check will be good for one year from the date issued towards a vessel rental (no cash value). If the rain stops before 12:00pm no rain checks will be issued.


Half of each vessel reserved deposit is due at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

You must inform Fort Niangua by 10:00 am 15 days in advance of any changes or cancellations less a 25% service charge. If the cancellation is less than 15 days prior to your arrival date your deposit will be forfeited. Prices are subject to change without notice.

For your safety, the Niangua River is patrolled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Conservation Department.

Have questions about our float trips & kayak rentals? Contact us or call 417-532-4377 today!