The Lewis and Clark Adventure is a day trip that follows a portion of the path covered by Lewis and Clark as they began their journey west along the Missouri River, and passes thru one of the most pristine and scenic stretches of the Missouri River in our region. This trip begins at Blanchette Landing Park in St. Charles, Missouri River mile 27. There our expert guides will provide you with everything you need for the adventure and help you board one of our extraordinary voyageur canoes.
Remember, no paddling experience or special equipment is necessary, we’ve got you covered! This trip will pass thru an amazing natural back channel of the river where wildlife and unique flora abounds. After enjoying lunch on the sandbar of a river island, we’ll pass the spot where Lewis and Clark camped on the second night of their epic expedition, May 15th, 1804, and continue past a beautiful bluff lined bend. We’ll finish the trip at our private boat ramp where the Big Muddy shuttle will meet us and take us back to where we began. This trip is an excellent way to explore one of our regions most prized yet unexplored natural gems!
When does this trip run? - This trip runs the first and third Sunday of every month thru September.
Who is this trip best for? - Everyone!! This day trip is great for big river first timers, history buffs, nature lovers, and anyone who wants to experience a little piece of this natural treasure right in our backyard. Provided you’re over 5 years old, all are welcome, no experience needed!
Where and when does this trip start and end? - This trip meets up at 10:00am at Blanchette Landing in St. Charles, Missouri, and finishes back at the same place before 2:00pm.
What is included in this trip? - All necessary safety and paddling gear- life jackets, paddles, canoes, Big Muddy Adventures guides, shuttling to our starting location, and lunch with most dietary restrictions accommodated.
What do I need to bring? - Personal gear- sun protection, bug spray, rain wear if necessary, water bottle, appropriate foot wear (sandals, no flip flops, or tennis shoes you don’t mind getting wet).
Can I bring my own boat or rent one from you? Yes! At checkout you can choose to bring your own boat, reserve a seat one of voyageur canoes or rent a private canoe or kayak from us.
How much does this trip cost? - $50 - $75