SULLIVAN, Mo. – Living in Missouri and never floating its Ozark streams would be like being in Florida and ignoring its beaches, or spending a lifetime in Colorado and never hiking the Rockies.
Meramec State Park offers the perfect trip for a rookie to get his or her feet wet, and see what floating is all about. You leave your vehicle at the park, take a shuttle to the Sappington Bridge, and float five miles back.
“The river is easy and wide,” said Mike Fleming, the concessionaire at Meramec. “It’s a nice little float.”