The Elk River Dam at Noel, Missouri
Float the Elk River
Float Trips, the quintessential summer activity for Midwestern people since the river was the only way to get around. Now, you can drive down 59 Highway and hug the gorgeous bluffs as the river opens up beside you. One of the local outfitters can drop you up river to start your journey; rafts, kayaks, or canoes – float trips are part of what make Noel a destination.
Enjoy the night at Shadow Lake
Shadow Lake has built a reputation as a great place to enjoy the river and have some refreshments, but is also quickly becoming a destination of its own for its unique club atmosphere on the weekends. Covers typically apply on the weekend, but their specials and events more than make this trip worth your while. Whether your in town for a float or just to see the area, Shadow Lake is a great place to make a night.
In fact, Noel with the Elk River flowing through it is one of the premiere Float Trip destinations in Missouri. However, the town is known for its Christmas name. The Noel, MO post office has been flooded with mail every season as people from across the U.S. route their Holiday mail through the town to get a special Christmas postmark.