Meramec River Monitor

HOW TO SAVE ON AND GET THE MOST OUT OF

YOUR RIVER EXCURSION DOLLARS!

Saving money, finding bargains and getting the most for your bucks has always been wise, but in today's economy
and job market it can make all the difference between a great outing, a limited outing and/or no outing at all.

SHOP AROUND! Use the outfitter price comparison charts below. There are many camping and floating providers, some of which offer significantly lower prices than others. See the comparison charts of canoe and raft prices below, soon there will be similar charts for kayaks, tubes and camping. We suggest you pick a reasonably priced float outfitter and the cheapest priced campground nearby, and realize some significant savings.

"Enjoy and appreciate the river and outdoors, but do so wisely and safely, obey the laws and drink in moderation."

 

Canoe Prices Comparison Chart* (2013 UPDATE COMING SOON)
Canoes on Weekends
Canoes on Weekdays
Adventure Outdoors $40: 1-2 adults, $53 - 3 adults, Aluminum Canoe
$45: 1-2 adults, $58 - 3 adults, Old Town Canoe
N/A
Bass' River Resort $46: 1-2 adults, $69 - 3 adults $38 1-2 adults, $57 - 3 adults (Sun-Thurs)
Birds Nest Lodge $40: 1-2 adults, $50 - 3 adults
N/A
Blue Springs Ranch $42: 1-2 adults, $49 - 3 adults $38 1-2 adults, $45 - 3 adults (Sun-Fri)
$40 1-2 adults, $50 - 3 adults
$35 1-2 adults, $45 - 3 adults (Mon-Fri)
$37.50: 1-2 adults, $47.50 - 3 adults, Aluminum Canoe
$40.00: 1-2 adults, $50.00 - 3 adults, Old Town Canoe
N/A
$46: 1-2 adults, $69 - 3 adults
$38 1-2 adults, $57 - 3 adults (Sun-Fri)
$40: 1-2 adults, $48 - 3 adults
N/A
$36: 1-2 adults, $46 - 3 adults
N/A
$40: 1-2 adults, $45 - 3 adults
N/A
$46: 1-2 adults, $69 - 3 adults, Aluminum Canoe
$50: 1-2 adults, $75 - 3 adults, Old Town Canoe
$35: 1-2 adults, $52.50 - 3 adults, Aluminum Canoe
$46: 1-2 adults, $69.00 - 3 adults, Old Town Canoe
$40: 1-2 adults, $50 - 3 adults
$35: 1-2 adults, $45 - 3 adults
$39: 1-2 adults, $49 - 3 adults
N/A
* The prices listed here are for a standard floating arrangement for adult passengers, and in no way reflect the only fee possibility that may be offered. Most outfitters offer special group rates and a myriad of special package deals which are far too numerous and complicated to be included in this table. We at the Monitor however believe that economy and simplicity go hand in hand, and the best prices are both simple to compute and easy to understand.
* Many outfitters charge less or nothing for children under a certain age as the third person.
* Prices color coding: Green = lowest ($40 or less for 3 adults), Blue = midrange ($50 or less for 3 adults), Red = highest (more than $50 for 3 adults. It is said that "you get what you pay for" in this world, and that is often so very true, but not always. This price chart does not indicate the quality of service you will receive from any of these outfitters at any given time. Equipment breakdowns, employee absence and numerous other events may occur which may affect the quality of service received at any of them on any given day.
* These prices are current and collected from the Outfitter websites as of May 8th, 2010 and are subject to change without notice.
Kayaking, Tubing and Camping charts will be coming soon!

 

RAFT Prices Comparison Chart* (2013 UPDATE COMING SOON)
RAFTS on Weekends
RAFTS on Weekdays
Adventure Outdoors $25 per person
N/A
Bass' River Resort $33 per person, children $16.50 each $22 per person, children $11.00 each
Birds Nest Lodge $25 per person
N/A
Blue Springs Ranch $30 per person $22 per person
Garrison's Resort
around $20 per person (depending on raft size)
around $15 per person (depending on raft size)
Green's Canoe Rental
$25 per person
N/A
Huzzah Valley Resort
$33 per person
$22 per person
Indian Springs Resort
$25 per person
N/A
Lucky Clover Resort
$25 per person
N/A
Meramec State Park
$20 per person if full capacity of persons
$15 per person if full capacity of persons
Ozark Outdoors Resort
$33 per person
$22 per person
Riverview Ranch
$21 to $24 per person (depending on raft size)
$12 to $15 per person (depending on raft size)
The Rafting Co.
$25 per person
N/A
* The prices listed here are for a standard floating arrangement for adult passengers with one less than max passenger capacity, and in no way reflect the only fee possibility that may be offered. Most outfitters offer special group rates and a myriad of special package deals which are far too numerous and complicated to be included in this table. We at the Monitor however believe that economy and simplicity go hand in hand, and the best prices are both simple to compute and easy to understand.
* Many outfitters charge less for children under a certain age as the last (full capacity) person.
* Prices color coding: Green = lowest (under $25 per person), Blue = midrange ($25-$30 per person), Red = highest (more than $30 per person). It is said that "you get what you pay for" in this world, and that is often so very true, but not always. This price chart does not indicate the quality of service you will receive from any of these outfitters at any given time. Equipment breakdowns, employee absence and numerous other events may occur which may affect the quality of service received at any of them on any given day.
* These prices are current and collected from the Outfitter websites as of May 8th, 2010 and are subject to change without notice.
Kayaking, Tubing and Camping charts will be coming soon!
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