This article is presented in partnership with Bass River Resort

Now that warm weather is in the air again, it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Travel-savvy Missourians know that one of the best places to experience the summer weather is down in the Ozarks region where the rivers wind past bluffs and caves, the hiking and horseback trails meander through forests and fields, and the campfire smoke drifts up into clear, starry skies. If you’re looking for a one-stop destination to experience everything that makes summer in the Ozarks great, look no further than Bass River Resort.

Bass River Resort has been family-run for more than 50 years, going back to when Robert Bass founded a small canoe rental on the Courtois Creek. Since then, it’s grown into an Ozark destination in its own right.

Here are just 7 of the ways to make the most of summer weather at Bass River Resort.

1. Raft, Kayak, or Canoe

Bass River Resort makes planning your float trip easy. You’ll find kayaks, canoes, and rafts for rent. Located on the Courtois Creek, you’ll have easy access to the Courtois, the Huzzah, and the Meramec River. You can also arrange a shuttle so that you’re not left high and dry at the end of your float trip.

2. Camp by the Stream

The campgrounds at Bass River Resort extend right up to the banks of the Courtois Creek, with many sites located right alongside it. You’ll find campsites for RVs, tents, and groups of any size here.

3. Hike the Ozark Trail

Bass River Resort is located right alongside the Ozark Trail, Missouri’s longest hiking trail, making it an ideal starting point for a quick backpacking trip or a day hike. You can even plan a hike, camp, and float trip, and Bass River can help you out with shuttles.

4. Experience a Trail Ride

See the Mark Twain National Forest from a saddle with one of Bass River Resort’s guide horseback rides, including an unforgettable 1.5 hour sunset ride. Horseback rides are open to kids 8 years old and up, but younger kids can take advantage of pony rides at the stables, too!

5. Enjoy a Special Event

Bass River Resort plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year including fireworks, BBQ dinners, and holiday specials. Check out their event calendar for the most up-to-date list of things to do.

6. Stay in a Cabin

If you like to be outdoors by day but have a roof over your head by night, or if you’re just looking for the luxury experience, no worries, Bass River has a variety of cabin rentals including the A-Frame and Hideaway House, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who prefer sleeping in a bed.

7. Lounge by the Pool

Take a dip and then lay back and relax in a lounge chair at the Bass River Resort pool. It’s a perfect alternative to swimming in the river and there’s no better way to get into the vacation mindset.

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