Old Cove Canoe & Kayak

Float Trips Near St. Louis, MO

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Camping

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  • For lodging, consider Budget Lodging.
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Food & Drink

  • There are no convenient stores close to Old Cove.
  • Please bring your own ice, drinks. etc.
  • No glass or styrofoam on the river

Welcome to Moselle, MO

Come float down the Meramec River near St. Louis with us! We offer two float trips at Old Cove Canoe & Kayak.

Start times begin at 9 a.m., with arrival time no later than 1 p.m. Both float trips start upstream and float back to your car. Our longer float is for canoes and kayaks only.

We have plenty of gravel bars and bluffs for you to enjoy on both floats. Our stretch of the Meramec is all stream, creek, and spring fed.

See the historic iron furnace built in 1849 and more. Join us on a fun and relaxing float today!

Moselle Iron Furnace in the wilderness

The Best Float on the Meramec River

The Best Meramec has to Offer

I float this river a lot and Darryl and Cathy are the best in the business. For a smaller canoe rental they have a lot to choose from. Tubes, kayaks, canoes or rafts you can't go wrong with any of them. They also give back to the community and the river by supporting Operation Clean Stream every year. Support this smaller canoe business and enjoy the best the Meramec has to offer.

– Linda H. on Facebook
Accommodating Staff

Darryl and the staff at Old Cove were very helpful, accommodating, and friendly. Planning and leading up to our float I had lots of questions and called Darryl many times. He was always patient and courteous. He even upgraded us to a raft in case our kids got tired in the tubes and we were so thankful he did!!!

– Melissa B. on Facebook
My First Float on Meramec

This is a GREAT place to go. It was my first float. The staff was very helpful. They helped us in and out of the water. They did everything to make our day enjoyable.

– D.J. on Facebook
A Great Experience!

First time visiting Old Cove Canoe and Kayak. The owners’ hospitality was much appreciated!! We were underprepared without ice and coolers for our drinks and they lent us their own. A great experience and great price! Highly Recommend.

– Alesha K. on Facebook
Helpful Staff

Been going here for the past three seasons and couldn’t be more pleased with every float we’ve had. Darryl and his crew are always kind, respectful and extremely helpful loading and unloading all your coolers and gear for the float. Highly recommend!

– Daniel A. on Facebook