Your River Destination for Family Fun

Big Elk Floats & Camping is your full-service, family fun, river destination. We have been giving Elk River campers, canoe and kayaking enthusiasts an experience that is both adventurous and relaxing since 1989. Located on the south side of the Elk River bridge in Pineville, Missouri, we are open all year round and specialize in float trips along Missouri’s Elk River & Big Sugar Creek! Pack up your family and head over to our beautiful campground to enjoy your outdoor getaway vacation today!




About Big Elk

Your complete family outdoor adventure awaits at Big Elk Floats & Camping. From beautiful river camping conveniently located in Pineville Missouri, to leisurely Elk River floats on a variety of vessels, we’ll take the hassle out of planning your vacation.

We supply high quality equipment that is durable and safe for the whole family. Our friendly staff is happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Grocery Store & Camping Needs Store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Variety of floating equipment and rentals
  • RV Hook Ups with water, sewer, electricity

Online Reservations

Full Service Campground & Boat Rental Facility

Whether you’re going with your family or a group of friends, a float and camping trip should be a fun, relaxing and an easy experience. But coordinating all the parts of your adventure can be a challenge. When you camp or float with Big Elk Floats & Camping we handle the planning and logistics for your float trip. For 25 years now, we’ve been a full service campground and boat rental facility and have helped many of campers and floaters in their quest for the perfect vacation.

Family Float Trips

Reserve your Elk River float trip and camping site! We’ll help you through every detail to make your experience a memorable vacation for the whole family!

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  • "We were the first group to stay at the river house the weekend of June 17, 2016. We floated on Saturday. We loved having the river right behind the house for the kids to play. We had a couple small issues with the house but they were always fixed as soon as we reported them. It was an incredible weekend. We will be coming back for many years to come."

  • "We just got home from a weekend at Big was a very nice place to stay. We rented the cabin, it is close to the water, close to the grocery store and it was very clean and had plenty of sleeping! I would recommend it to all! However, take cooking supplies, there are no dishes/bowls/pots/pans...or stove. There is a toaster oven, microwave and grill! The kids had a blast! We did a 8 miles canoe/kayak trip!"

  • "We've stayed 3 times this year and will be staying at least 2 more the wkend of 7-29/30th being the next, which I've invited all my family for a family camp/float wkend for our summer bdays! I love the family atmosphere and the cleanliness of the grounds & how nice all the staff is! My kids love the water and that they can ride bikes around & of course Shannon!!!! Love your campground, only one we stay at in the area!! Thank you all for the great memories we're building with our children!!!"

  • "We stayed at Big Elk June 15-19 with my family & folks this was our second stay & there is a reason we keep coming back--love the people/atmosphere & of course Darth Vader the dog & Mr. Crabby the Rooster were my 3yr old son's favorite things to see multiple times a day We thoroughly enjoyed our tent spot really close to the water, we enjoy swimming, fishing & canoeing on one of our days there. I always recommend this place to all our friends & hoping to come back in the near future. Thanks for keeping it so clean/quiet...also for the cool showers on those hot summer nights!"