Affordable Elk River Float Trips!

Summer is fast approaching, and Elk River floating season is already in full swing. If you find your mind turning to thoughts of the river as the days get longer and warmer but are concerned about the cost of a trip, we’re the perfect solution.

Affordable Pineville MO River Floats

At Lazy Days Campground, we offer the most affordable Elk River you’ll find anywhere in Pineville or Noel, Missouri. Our rates start at only $30 for a one-person kayak and only get more affordable as you add more people to your float trip! Plus, we offer floating on both Elk River and Big Sugar Creek!

Getting to Lazy Days Campground

One of the best things about a float trip at Lazy Days Campground is how easy it is to get here. We’re the closest outfitter on Elk River to I-49. In fact, it only takes one minute to drive from the exit off I-49 to our campground. We’re just far enough to get away from the highway noise but not far enough away to make us impractical to get to.

We’re also just an easy 15-minute drive from Bentonville, Arkansas. So, for those of you in NWA, we’re an easy and affordable day trip! Bring the whole family!

Kayaks, Canoes, Rafts & More

We provide everything you need for your day on Elk River. To start with, you can choose a:

  • One-person kayak
  • Two-person kayak
  • Two-person canoe
  • Three-person canoe
  • Six-person raft
  • Eight-person raft

Beyond that, we provide everything else you will need, including life vests and paddles. Transportation back to Lazy Days Campground is also included!

Note: Please be aware that personal floating equipment is not allowed on Lazy Days Campground property.

Reserve Your Elk River Float Today!

We sincerely hope that you will join us for a float on the beautiful Elk River soon! Reserve your Lazy Days Campground float today!

Spring Improvements to Our Pineville MO Cabins!

Here at Lazy Days, we’ve been busy updating a couple of our Pineville, Missouri cabins, and we’re so excited to share them with you! We just finished work on two of our waterfront, Elk River cabins in time for summer camping and floating season. Take a look!

Updated Pineville MO Cabins on Elk River

Pineville MO cabin with covered porch
Elk River waterfront cabin in Pineville, MO

These two modern Elk River cabins now feature brand new covered porches to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors rain or shine! It is our hope that you, your family, and your friends, will experience these Pineville cabins for many years to come. Whether grilling, having a few beers, or having long conversations into the evening, there are no bad days on the river. And getaways on Elk River are only made better by fully equipped cabins right on the waterfront.

Some things we loved about this spring project were the way the new red-stained wood posts contrasted with the green roofs on these cabins. There’s something so fresh and clean about the way it looks. Yet the timeless, rustic feel is completely intact.

Fully Equipped Elk River Cabins

The interior of these two cabins are every bit as nice as the exterior. In the kitchen, there is a full-sized refrigerator, four-burner stove and oven, and a coffee maker! The living room is no less well equipped with a wifi-connected smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating for your whole group!

Float & Stay at Lazy Days Campground

This is your invitation to take some time off and experience life on the river! Reserve an all equipment included float trip on Elk River and spend a few days in one of our cabins for the vacation you’ll want to repeat each year!

Reserve Your Elk River Stay Now!

5 Fun Things To Do While In Noel, Missouri

If you’ve never been to the Ozark Mountains, you’re probably wondering what all there is to see and do in the area. There is one place that needs to be at the top of your must-see just for all the fun and excitement around the town of Noel, Missouri.

Aside from the town’s name, Noel, you might be thinking of “visions of sugar plum fairies dancing” through your head. But, in truth, Noel nestles along the valley floor in the heart of the Elk River watershed. The basin covers over 1,032 square miles, and with that much room to move, there are plenty of places to stay, sites to see, and memories to be made.

Here are our five top spots to see for fun in Noel.

1. Lazy Days Campground

If you’re looking for a perfect place to make memories with family and friends, Lazy Days Campground is the ideal spot. They offer all the amenities and conveniences for your reservation.

Whether car camping, staying in your RV or needing a cabin, Lazy Days are the perfect getaway for you, your family, and friends. We have conveniently located a half-mile southwest of I-49 on Missouri State Highway H., less than 10 minutes away from the champing town of Noel, Missouri.

They have 12 cabins, one of which is a treehouse-style cabin that sleeps 12. They offer full-service hookups for your RVers too. And if you’re looking to rough it in a tent, they provide numerous tent sites right along Elk River for a peaceful night’s sleep. To check out their availability, contact them today.

2. River Rafting and Float Trips

When planning your visit to Noel, Missouri, there is one summer activity people throughout Missouri and visitors from across the country come to do: river rafting and float trips. 

That’s what makes staying at Lazy Days Resort & Campground another convenient option. Elk River flows past Lazy Days Resort, giving guests access to one of Noel’s most popular tourist attractions. You can even schedule to launch your rafting trip, river float, or boat tours right onsite at Lazy Days.
They complete the scheduling and supply the raft, kayak, or canoe with a single paddle or a double-bladed paddle for you and your guests. If you’re looking for a change of scene, you can also book a float trip down another body of water, Big Sugar Creek. They will drop you and your fellow floaters off and pick you all up at the end of your watersports day trip.

3. Local Shopping in Noel, Missouri

If floating down the river isn’t your thing, or you’re all water-logged out, head to The Antique Flea in Noel, Missouri. The treasures there abound, and you can also stop in for a bite at the attached cafe.

This tiny gem of an antique store is family-owned and operated and reportedly was still selling sweet tea for only $0.50 with free refills until 2014. It is a beloved town favorite by Noel locals. If that isn’t enough, go back on another day to peruse all the local businesses, restaurants, and shops in Noel.

4. Tall Pine Distillery

Another popular local restaurant with nonstop local fare is the Tall Pine Distillery. You can stop in to taste some of the finest Ozark whiskey, brandy, and moonshine the Distillery has to offer.

As a “grain to glass” distillery, you won’t be disappointed having tasted their unique signature flavors and any seasonal tastes. So whether you’re looking for a perfectly aged bourbon, a taste of banana foster, or prefer the fruit notes of huckleberry, Tall Pine Distillery will deliver a remarkable finish to your time visiting the Noel area.

5. Bluff Dwellers Cave

For you history buffs out there, Bluff Dwellers Cave is just a short 13-minute drive from Lazy Days Resort. But, even if you’re a novice rock hound, these caves are a remarkable sight.

The family-operated tours take visitors through a maze of caverns and caves. That shines a light on the darkness inside Mother Nature’s unique ability to carve out unique cave formations, from a 75-foot rimstone dam to a 10-ton balanced rock.

They just started their Spring and Summer hours: opening from 10:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. each day. Those times will continue through the end of October.

Planning A Trip to Noel, Missouri

If you are just getting started on planning your trip to Noel, Missouri, keep in mind that this is no trip to Yellowstone National Park. This place is unique, not because of some world-famous white water rafting trip like you find in the Grand Canyon National Park, but because of the easy, laid-back days. 


You get the kind of days when you book a stay at the Lazy Days Resort and Campground. Then, you get all the free time to float down Elk River with a single-blade paddle in any boat you like.

5 Best Things to Do in Pineville, Missouri

Are you looking for a great weekend getaway to the beautiful Ozarks of Southwest, Missouri? Pineville has it all – beautiful hills, creeks, and mountains, with a friendly and laidback atmosphere. It’s also close enough to I-49 and northwest Arkansas to make for a convenient day or weekend trip!

1. Tall Pines Distillery in Pineville MO

Did you know Pineville, MO has its own moonshine distillery? It’s true! Tall Pines Distillery is one of the coolest places to visit on a trip to Pineville. According to the Tall Pines website, “Tall Pines Distillery MO offers unique whiskey, brandy, and moonshine that you will not find anywhere else! We offer our signature flavors year-round, as well as seasonal flavors and location-exclusive flavors.”

2. Big Sugar Creek State Park

Big Sugar Creek State Park, located just outside Pineville, Missouri, is one of Missouri’s most beautiful and accessible state parks. Just outside of Pineville city limits, the park has beautiful Ozark trails which are free for public access. The park preserves the Ozark landscape as it would have been historically, and you will find many plants that are not as commonly seen these days.

3. McDonald County Museum in Pineville MO

Learn the history of Pineville, Missouri in a hands-on way at the McDonald County Museum. Visitors to the museum report that they are impressed with the attention to detail in the exhibits.

4. Camping!

Camping is a popular activity in the Pineville, Missouri area. Our campground, Lazy Days, is located on the beautiful Elk River, just outside Pineville city limits. We offer RV sites with full electric, the best cabin stay in the county, and spacious tent camping areas down by the river! 

Reserve your stay today!

5. Float Elk River!

Elk River is one of the best rivers in the Ozarks to float. The scenery is unmatched, and the numerous long bends and sand bars make the floating a trip to remember. Couple that with excellent fishing, and you’ve got a day on the water that just can’t be beaten. 

Lazy Days Campground offers floats and everything you need to enjoy Elk River! Plus we’re just outside of Pineville, Missouri!

Enjoy Your Trip to Pineville

We hope you enjoy your trip to Pineville! Southwest, Missouri, and the Ozarks are an environment that is unmatched. And we hold a special place in our heart for Elk River in particular. We think you will too!

Lazy Days is Your Perfect Spring Camping Spot!

We’re now fully into springtime and the weather is beautiful! As many of us turn our minds toward outdoor getaways, Lazy Days is the perfect spot for your spring camping trip!

Top Reasons to Camp at Lazy Days!

There are many great reasons we think you’ll enjoy camping at Lazy Days, but here are some of the most important ones…

1. Lazy Days is Close to Northwest Arkansas

Lazy Days is located just 14 minutes from Bentonville, Arkansas, making us the perfect place for a weekend camping trip to Elk River, or an excellent day trip! Our campground is just a quarter of a mile from I-49, so getting here conveniently is never a problem!

2. Lazy Days is Right Next to Pineville, MO

Adding to our ease of accessibility, Lazy Days is located just a few feet from Pineville, Missouri city limits. So, enjoying the nightlife in town, or going to the grocery store, is an easy trip from Lazy Days!

3. Lazy Days Has Two Swim Beaches for Campers!

Lazy Days has two swim beaches for our campers! These areas are the perfect way to access Elk River and enjoy the day in the water!

More About Camping at Lazy Days

Lazy Days has plenty of camping space down by the river! Here are some things you should know before reserving a campsite here:

  • Each campsite has access to a fire ring.
  • There are picnic tables, public bathrooms, and showers available.
  • There is a minimum group size of four per campsite
  • You must reserve a float trip to camp at Lazy Days

We hope to see you soon! Reserve your spring campsite today!

Lazy Days Campground is Only 14 Minutes from Bentonville, Arkansas!

Located just a quarter of a mile off of I-49, Lazy Day Campground offers the easiest access you will find to Elk River. In fact, we’re only a brief, 14-minute drive away from Bentonville, Arkansas. We’re also just a few feet from Pineville, Missouri!

Lowest Price Floats on Elk River

If you’re looking for affordable full-service access to Elk River, we have you covered! We offer floats on Elk River, Big Sugar Creek, and Little Sugar Creek! And beyond that, we supply you with EVERYTHING you will need for your day on the water!

Our Prices

Our floats start at $30 a day for one person and a kayak, and the average price per person only gets better from there!

Floating Options

We have what you need to enjoy Elk river! Choose from…

  • Kayaks
  • Two-person kayaks
  • Rafts
  • Two-person canoes
  • Three-person canoes

*All paddles and vests are included!

Reserve a float now!

Pineville | Elk River Stay & Float

At Lazy Days Campground, we also have many stays from which to choose. Whether you want a beautiful, rustic, or family-sized cabin or prefer to pitch a tent down by the river, we have something for you! Additionally, we also offer RV sites with full hookups! But as we move into the warmer days of spring, be sure to book your stay and float early before we’re all booked up for the season!

Find your Pineville, Missouri stay!

Are You Ready for Spring Floating Season on Elk River?

Lazy Days Campground is Your Gateway to Elk River

Lazy Days is situated just off Highway H and about a half-mile from I-49, allowing easy access to Elk River. We’re located just between the river towns of Noel and Pineville, Missouri. With two beaches and views of Elk River from the whole campground, Lazy Days provides unmatched access to the river! We offer multiple float trips and all the gear you need for your day on the water.

Lazy Days Float Trips

Elk River 7.5 mile (offered every day)

Six person raft $150

8person raft $200

Canoe $50/two people  $70/three people

Kayak $30/one person

Kayak $60/two person

Big Sugar Creek 6 mile (only offered on weekdays)

No rafts

Canoes $50/two people $70/three people

Kayak $30/one person

Kayak $60/two person

Little Sugar 3 mile (only offered on weekdays)

No rafts

Canoes $50/two people $70/three people

Kayak $30/one person

Kayak $60/two person

Fishing on Elk River

Elk River runs through McDonald County, Missouri before entering Oklahoma and Grand Lake. If you want to fish Elk River from one of Lazy Days’ floats, you will need a Missouri fishing permit.

What Kinds of Fish Can I Catch on Elk River?

Elk River is a popular smallmouth bass stream. But take heed that you only keep smallmouth 15 inches in length or greater, as that is the regulation set by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Elk River is host to a wide variety of fish species, and no matter what type of fishing you enjoy, the river has something to offer you. The following fishes are all common to Elk River, though some are more common in certain stretches of the river than others:

  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • White Striped Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Drum

Reserve Your Elk River Float Today!

We hope to see you on the river soon! You can book your float here. It’s best to book early before your preferred dates fill up.

Feeling Adventurous? Checkout this Treehouse Cabin on Elk River

Are you looking for the perfect river gateway? Elk River is the perfect place to escape with some friends and family, have a few beers, and enjoy some time away from the office. And, what better way to enjoy the river than with a truly unique stay?

Treehouse Cabin on Elk River

One of our most novel and picturesque stays at Lazy Days Campground is Cabin 17, also known as the treehouse cabin. If you want views of Elk River, this cabin has them. The Treehouse Cabin features a main cabin perched high with second-story views and a bedroom treehouse connected by an enchanting rope bridge! And all of this overlooking a gentle bend in scenic Elk River!

Treehouse Cabin Amenities

Cabin 17 is stacked with features to make your Elk River vacation a delight! This cabin has:

  • Two bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee pot
  • Full-size stove
  • Kitchen
  • Two-person shower
  • AND two Smart TVs!

Reserve Cabin 17 While It’s Still Available!

As one of our most popular stays, the Treehouse Cabin tends to get booked quickly. If you want to stay in the treehouse, it’s better to reserve sooner rather than later. As we get closer to spring, vacation booking season is ramping up! 

Reserve the Treehouse Cabin Today!

Where is Lazy Days Campground Located?

Lazy Days Campground sits along the beautiful Elk River, between Pineville and Noel, Missouri. Our campground is easily accessible from I-49, as it is only a mile or so off the highway! Our convenient location makes it a perfect gateway for vacationers all around the four states!