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Explore the Niangua River

We offer a variety of rafts, tubes, cooler tubes, kayaks and canoes to fulfill your dream day on the river, whether that’s kayaking to a hidden fishing hole or leisurely floating a raft with your best buds.

Big Bear floats end at our gravel bar. Once guests come ashore, the resort staff will help unload belongings and dispose of your trash. At the gravel bar, guests are within walking distance of the riverfront campsites.

Please reserve vessels as early as possible (50% deposit is required). Rentals regularly sell out during the summer season, especially larger rafts, which are limited in number. If you do not show up or call you will not receive a gift card or money back. If you cancel within 7 days of your reservation it is nonrefundable unless you purchase peek protection insurance.

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image of a kayak ready for a thrilling adventure on the water.
Single Person
A red tube and floats being used for a thrilling water adventure.
Single Person
A bright yellow cooler tube at Big Bear River Resort.
Cooler Tube
An aluminum canoe positioned by the water's edge
A fiberglass canoe for serene gliding in the Niangua River at Big Bear River Resort.
A 4-man raft, perfect for river floating adventures with friends, offering excitement on the water.
4 Person
A six-man raft ready for an exhilarating river adventure
6 Person
a cooler tubes ready for a fun river float activity,
8 Person
10-man-raft for water adventure
10 Person
A joyful group of people floating along the lush landscape of the Niangua River

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