September 1 - 2, 2019
Join BMA on a magical overnight paddling trip to a pristine island situated near St. Louis in our Great Rivers Confluence Reach. This is designed to be an instructional trip in which participants will learn how to plan, prep and execute multi-day canoe or kayak camping trips. Not only will you have a great time on one of our classic overnight excursions, you’ll leave with the confidence to do it on your own next time! And just in time for beautiful fall weather, our favorite season for camping!
We will be exploring and paddling 30 river miles of the great Missouri River from St. Charles to Columbia Bottoms at the Confluence. You will have the opportunity to learn paddling and camping techniques from our experienced guiding staff. A wonderful menu will be prepared and meal preparation will be a team effort with instruction and assistance by our gourmet river chef.
Option 1 - Paddle with professional guide in our signature voyageur canoes (Capacity 8 paddlers per boat)
Option 2 - Contact us to bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a BMA boat and paddle along with our guides and voyageur canoe
Day 1 (Sunday)
9:00 AM - Meet up at BMA Warehouse for orientation, camping & paddling workshop, packing and loading
Shuttle to St. Charles, MO Blanchette Landing boat ramp for put-in
Paddle to Pelican Island for camp
Day 2 (Monday)
Paddle to Sioux Passage Park to take out.
1:00 PM - Shuttle return to BMA HQ Warehouse for gear cleaning and unpacking
3:00 PM - Trip end
Meet-up is at BMA HQ Warehouse, located at 1120 Montrose (Entrance on LaSalle St.)
Bring personal gear for repacking into dry bags (Packing list will be provided as well as limited gear rental)
All food, snacks and beverages will be provided (Indicate dietary restrictions)
All kitchen and common camp gear provided
At meet-up, we will have a brief orientation and instruction, we will pack and load gear
Shuttle is provided in BMA Shuttle Van (Participant vehicles can be left in locked parking area at BMA warehouse)
Camp sites will be primitive without toilet facilities