Just north of St. Louis, a set of rapids known as the Chain of Rocks stretches across the river. The Chain is no longer entirely natural. A low-head dam also stretches across the river, so paddlers not only face the prospect of rocks in the channel, but pieces of concrete and rebar (and on
Enjoy the mighty Mississippi by experiencing Paddlers Pass. This unique area between two islands provides perfect water for practicing your paddling skills. It also provides a nice shady place for a picnic lunch or observing paddlers as they practice their skills.
Take time to explore and have a picnic lunch on the large sand island. This trip is an all day adventure.
This trip will require shuttling to Saverton boat ramp. An adventure awaits on this pristine section of trail that encourages adventure and exploration.
Make it a day or stay overnight. Paddlers can explore the lower section of the water trail, have a picnic lunch on an island, and experience locking through at Locks and Dam 24. Primitive camping areas are located along the trail, if a multi-day adventure is desired.