In partnership with the Alton Convention and Visitor's Center, BMA offers a monthly day trip into the majestic beauty of the Mississippi River along the Alton bluffs. Meet the Big Muddy Shuttle Bus at the Alton Marina and ride the Great River Road to the Piasa Creek access. BMA guides will meet you and outfit you for a 4-5 hour paddling adventure. You will experience the splendor and beauty of this historic reach as well as make a stop along the way to enjoy snacks and some exploring of the river habitat. Meet up for this trip is 9 am at Alton Marina. All paddling gear and canoes included. No paddling experience required.