Summer is Floating Season in Pulaski County!

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You may have heard about the flooding that took place late April along the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers in Pulaski County. Luckily, for those of us who love to canoe, kayak, and tube, Pulaski County’s outfitters are a resilient bunch. In true Ozark fashion they began cleaning up their campgrounds and rivers as soon as the waters receded. This weekend paddlers across the state can enjoy their hard work and efforts by floating our scenic streams.

Support Missouri’s river outfitters this weekend by booking a float with your family and friends.

Pulaski County Float Trip Directory Summer 2017

Boiling Spring Campground
573.759.7294
18700 Cliff Road
Dixon, MO 65459

BSC offers floats on the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers. Camping and cabins are also available.

Devils Elbow River Safari

573.855.4733

Devils Elbow River Safari offers floats on the Big Piney in canoes, kayaks, rafts, or tubes.

Gasconade Hills Resort
573.765.3044
28425 Spring Road
Richland, MO 65556

Gasconade Hills Resort offers 4, 6, 10, or 20 mile float trips on the Gasconade River. Camping and cabins are also available.

Rich’s Last Resort
573.435.6669
33401 Windsor Lane
Duke, MO 65461

Rich’s last Resort offers Big Piney River floats in canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes. Stay tuned to their website for cabin and camping accommodations.

Ruby’s Landing
573.855.9567
22474 Restful Lane
Waynesville, MO 65583

Ruby’s offers 5 and 10 mile float trips on the Gasconade River in canoes, kayaks, or rafts. Camping and cabins are available.

Wilderness Ridge Resort
573.435.6767
33850 Windsor Lane
Duke, MO 65461

Wilderness Ridge offers 7 and 15 mile floats on the Big Piney River. They also offer overnight float trips. Trips are made in either canoe, kayak, rafts, or tubes. Cabins are available.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 31, 2015-September 6, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Widow’s Sons National Gathering

September 4 & 5- Haunted River Float
What: Thrilling haunted river float on the Big Piney River
Where: 23455 Teak Lane, Saint Robert
When: 7:00-10:00 pm
Cost: $25, Kids 5 and under FREE
Contact: Lay Z Day Canoes & Camping- 573.336.8639

Haunted River Floats

September 5- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

September 5- Railroad Days
What: Family friendly street festival celebrating Crocker’s railroad roots
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 9:30 am- 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

September 5 Railroad Days Tagged

September 5- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

September 5- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

September 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House

Looking Ahead:
September 12, 19, & 26- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26- Haunted River Float
September 12- Cannon Range Air Show
September 18- PCSW Farmer’s Market at Fort Leonard Wood
September 18 & 19- Dixon’s Cow Days
September 19, 20, 26 & 27- Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
September 19 & 26- Boiling Spring Campground Pumpkin Patch
September 25- Women’s Expo
September 25 & 26- Southern Gospel Reunion
September 25 & 26- The Haunted Hill

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Harvest some memories this Autumn in Pulaski County USA!
Full event/attraction listing at: www.visitpulaskicounty.org/fall2015

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even outdoor haunted trails!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

FIREBALL RUN LIVE Event
Downtown Waynesville
Thursday, October 2nd
FREE
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573.336.6355
http://www.FireballRun.com

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

FIREBALL RUN festivities take place in downtown Waynesville October 3rd.

Southern Gospel Reunion
Waynesville High School
Friday, October 3rd 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 4th 6:00 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Layne Lercher- 573.774.0404

FREE Southern Gospel Reunion concert in Waynesville October 3 & 4.

FREE Southern Gospel Reunion concert in Waynesville October 3 & 4.

Frogtober Fest
Waynesville City Park
October 4
FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Anne Mathews- 573.774.3050
http://www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest
*Frogtober Fest is an annual celebration of Waynesville’s “Frog Rock” also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker. This year’s family friendly festival marks Croakers’ 17th birthday.

It's the most froggiest time of the year! october 4th in Waynesville!

It’s the most froggiest time of the year! october 4th in Waynesville!

Frog Hill Half Marathon
Waynesville
October 4
$45 per person
Contact: Team 413-Gracerunner Ministries (Melissa Martinez)- 573.433.6684
*Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.

Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.

Frog Hill Half Marathon will treat participants to a run on Route 66 and the half marathon ends at Waynesville City Park at Frogtober Fest.


Haunted Trail

319 Keeth Road, Crocker
October 10 & 11 6:30 pm until 10 pm
$5 per person
Contact: Loving Paws Adoption Center- 573.736.2088
*Come hear the scary tale of “The Witches of Pulaski County” and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri

Come hear the scary tale of "The Witches of Pulaski County" and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri.

Come hear the scary tale of “The Witches of Pulaski County” and take a guided tour through the most haunted forest in Missouri.

Crocker Fall Festival
Downtown Crocker
October 18, 10 am until 2 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327
http://www.facebook.com/CrockerCityHall

Crocker's Fall Festival will be held October 18, 2014 at Norma Lea's Frisco park downtown.

Crocker’s Fall Festival will be held October 18, 2014 at Norma Lea’s Frisco park downtown.

Route 66 OktoberFest On The Square
Downtown Waynesville
October 18, 11 am until 4 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Audra Berrier- 573.774.3001
http://www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.

Oktoberfest- family friendly street festival will be held October 18 in downtown Waynesville.


Zombie Run 5K

Downtown Waynesville
October 18, race time 4 pm
$25 day of registration
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association- 573.774.3001

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

Zombie Run 5K October 18th in Waynesville.

18th Annual Halloween Bash
Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
October 25 6:30-9:30
$2 per person
Contact: Local 28 Freedom Of Road Riders (Larry Wheeler) 573.586.7291
*The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

The Haunted House of Doom and a hayride through the haunting of Buckhorn Forest

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
10103 Beatty Road
Crocker, MO 65452
573-356-0985
http://www.facebook.com/Happyhollowspumpkinpatch
Open Weekends Sept. 28 – Oct.
Open Weekends: Fri 3:30-6:30
Sat. and Sun. 9:30-6:30
18 and under $7.00 includes pumpkin
Adults $5.00 (no pumpkin)

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch Halloween

BSC Outdoors
Mid-Missouri’s largest precision cut corn maze and pumpkin patch. Home of the FIREBALL RUN corn maze!
18700 Cliff Road
Dixon, MO 65459
573-759-7294
http://www.bscoutdoors.com
Weekdays by appointment only
Sept. 20 – Nov. 1
Fri 5:00 – 8:00
Sat 10:00 – 8:00
Sun 10:00 – 6:00
Adults $7.00
Kids 5-14 $5.00
Kids 4 & under free

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground's corn maze for the 2014 season.

The Fireball Run logo will be the design of Boiling Spring Campground’s corn maze for the 2014 season.

Deep Woods Farm
19050 North Hwy 133
Crocker, MO 65452 (Hancock, MO)
573-759-3586
http://www.deepwoodsfarm.biz
Open October 4 – October 26
Sat. 10 – 5 Sun. Noon – 5
Weekdays: By appointment or schedule
$5.00 per person & 2 and under free

Deep Woods Farm Halloween

Uncle Bucks Pumpkin Patch
10800 Highway D
Dixon, MO
573-759-9045 / 573-239-1757
http://www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com
Open Sept. 27 – Oct. 31 (Weekends)
Hours: 9am – Dusk
Schools and Weekdays by Appointment
$5.00 ages 2 and up.

Pulaski County Farmers Market
Downtown Waynesville
Every Saturday, 8 am until 12 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079
http://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo

The Haunted Hill
22235 Red Wing Road
Waynesville, MO 65583
http://www.thehaunted-hill.com
Opens Sept. 26, 2014- November 1, 2014 open every Fri & Sat
8pm – midnight Open till 10pm on Halloween
$12.00 or Speed pass for no wait $20.00

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
405 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-528-2149
http://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Every Saturday night through October 25th
Friday, October 31st
Investigations start at dusk and last three hours
$25 per person, reservations required

Haunted River Float @
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping

23455 Teak Lane
St. Robert. MO 65584
573-336-8639 * Reservations preferred
Oct. 17, 18, 24, & 25 7pm – midnight
Oct. 31 7:00 – 9:00
Nov 1 7:00 – 10:00
Ages 13 and over $25.00 6 – 12 $10.00
Kids 5 & under free.

October Haunted River Floats

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

Oktoberfest at the Cave Restaurant & Resort
26880 Rochester Road
Richland, MO 65556
573-765-4554
http://www.thecaverestaurantandresort.com
October 2 – October 30
German Beer, Music, Brats and Kraut

Paradise German Delicatessen
311 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8422
http://www.paradisedelicatessen.com

The Hub German Restaurant
777 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.9990
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hub-Restaurant-Lounge/162648703767741


Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Saint Robert Community Center
November 15, 10 am until 5 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Bonnie- 573.774.9990

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show takes place November 15 in Saint Robert.

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show takes place November 15 in Saint Robert.

Pulaski County Outfitter Association River Heritage

The Pulaski County Outfitter Association welcomes you to the rivers and streams of Pulaski County. We are blessed here to have some of the best recreational outdoor opportunities found in the Missouri Ozarks. Pulaski County has a great river heritage where generations of families have enjoyed swimming, camping, floating and fishing along our many rivers and streams.

I know you will be excited to see our towering limestone bluffs and the pristine scenery found along the Big Piney and Gasconade Rivers. Our floatable streams are spring-fed and offer year round opportunities for you and your family to see nature at its best.

Big Piney, Devils Elbow

Big Piney, Devils Elbow

Our rivers and streams are served by our association member outfitters who offer great camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, cabin and lodge rentals opportunities. A float trip on the Big Piney or Gasconade River is a great way to relax and to see the wonder of the Missouri Ozarks.

Our association members encourage you to let us help you plan your next outdoor adventure. We are here to serve you and look to earn your business while you are here in Pulaski County. As you discover the majesty of all there is to do here please take time to connect – or reconnect with the outdoors; our float streams have much to offer.

Fishing Along the Big Piney

Fishing Along the Big Piney

Welcome to Pulaski County. Please enjoy your vacation and all our wonderful county has to offer…

Larry Helms, President

Pulaski County Outfitter Association