Beaver Creek is spring-fed and runs 44 miles from Jackson Mill southwest through wooded ranch land and bluffs and the Mark Twain National Forest and ends up in Bull Shoals Lake near Kissee Mills.

We have float trips of various distances. Our unique approach of limiting and spacing the number of canoes per trip provides a  relaxing and private alternative to overcrowded trips on other local rivers.  Beaver Creek provides many opportunities for fishing, swimming and picnicking along the way.


We are located 14.7 miles into the creek so we make the perfect location whether you are going upstream to float down or starting here and floating downstream or planning a multi-day trip and need a place to stopover.  We offer cabins, tent sites, and RV pads all equipped with fire rings with grill grates and picnic tables.

We have a country store with all those necessities to make a great time on the creek.

Mark Twain National Forest is just 5 miles away from our campground with hiking, mountain bike, ATV, and horseback riding trails. One of our cabins is located in the Mark Twain National Forest and is backed up to government land.  Adjacent to the campground are scenic country roads for a relaxing walk, run, or bicycle ride.

The pace is very slow here. We think you will come to love the quiet Ozark countryside as much as we do!


April - June: Leisure Float Trips, Fishing, Turkey Hunting

July - September: Wade Fishing, Floating for the adventurous (some porting at riffles), or paddling/fishing in our large creek pool right here.

October - November: Hiking Glade Top Trails, Fall Colors Change, Deer Hunting

December - March: Camping as weather permits, Cabins still open, Hiking Glade Top Trails, Scenic Byway, ATV riding in Mark Twain Forest on numbered roads


Life is short... MAKE SOME MEMORIES!

Group Float
Group Float with Kayaks
Stand-Up Paddle Board


159 State Hwy W, Ava, MO 65608

US 76 & Jct W at Brownbranch
45 miles SE of Springfield
33 miles East of Branson

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