Come float away with the Current and Jacks Fork rivers

Although the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is a national park, it sometimes seems like it is the best-kept secret in the state.


Missouri River Relief takes campers back to nature

“Missouri River Adventure Camp,” a new initiative by Missouri River Relief, explores the Missouri River by motorboat and by land.


CAVE MEN: Overnight in Jacob’s Cave

Spending the night in a 48-million-year-old cave in the Missouri Ozarks was everything you could imagine it would be. Except for the sounds.


650 paddlers ready for Missouri River race

The world's longest, nonstop canoe/kayak race returns to Missouri July 12-15, with roughly 650 paddlers entered to race in the Missouri American Water MR340 to support river preservation.


Missouri Life Q&A: Love At First Bite

Vannetta Groeteke's lifelong passion for sportfishing began one summer at Table Rock Lake when her grandfather helped her catch her first fish.


The WashMoBros gear up and ride Big BAM 2021

It was certainly a desire to ride through the state’s green and rolling-hill countryside in summertime that attracted us. Maybe there was a pain component, too, that was curiously, if a little perversely, compelling—confronting the dreaded beast that is humidity in Missouri’s hottest months. 


The enduring legend of Mo Mo

The Missouri Monster—Mo Mo—became part of Missouri history and folklore 50 years ago in July 1972. While I never had an encounter with that Mo Mo, there was another, different Mo Mo that actually lived with us. Let me explain.


Juneteenth features free admission at Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden will offer free admission to all visitors on Sunday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth. Visitors can spend a restful and restorative day in the Garden and partake in special activities planned for the day. 


Glamping the day (and night) away

Glamorous camping—"glamping"—seemed to be right up my alley and in a way, it was how I could get the best of both worlds by enjoying the outdoors and nature, while also having the same luxuries offered at home.


Missouri River Days hosts fourth graders

Missouri River Relief is hosting Missouri River Days for the first time since 2019. This program provides fourth-graders from Columbia Public Schools with a field trip to the Missouri River, where they will get to experience its muddy waters aboard one of Missouri River Relief’s motorboats.