Cherokee Landing is a small outfitter and the only one on this portion of the Big River, so you will not find the over-crowded condition of other rivers. Cherokee Landing is centrally located with easy highway access and is within an hour of St. Louis. Float trips start upstream and end at Cherokee Landing. Because of our location on the upper portion of the river, the water level around Cherokee Landing can rise and fall very quickly. Very often, when the St. Louis or Steelville areas have floods, Cherokee Landing has an excellent float.
My husband, 8 year old daugher and I floated the 4 mile in a canoe today and had a wonderful time. Even with the current drought condition we only drug a few times. There were still plenty of deep areas to swim. The owners are great people and very organized, it was a nice easy put in and take out!
Great camping and floating area. Great fishing too. Owners are very accommodating.
Slow, muddy river that was pretty shallow at the time of our float. Price was decent, equipment was in good order. Staff were a little eccentric, but no major problems.
The Big River here is slow and low. There was very little to challenge which was perfect for us. The water isn't as clear as some of the rivers and creeks farther south but it was still very relaxing and fun.
These people are the best. It is a small company and they are willing to work with you to make sure that you get a fair price. I went on a trip with more than 20 people, and everything went perfectly. The owner called me the morning of the float trip and informed me that the river was muddier than normal due to a storm, and offered me the chance to cancel without any fee. She would rather be out the money than promise clear water and not be able to deliver. Needless to say, we went anyway and still had a blast. I definitely recommend it and think it is much better than the bigger companies that are always much more crowded.