Enjoy the North Fork River

What better way to explore the beautiful North Fork River than by canoe , raft or kayak? Whether you’re looking to reel in a big catch or just enjoy a day in the warm sun, staff at Dawt Mill will do their best to provide a fun and memorable experience for you. We provide transportation and convenience, taking you and your group up stream so you can float back down to your vehicle or lodging here at Dawt.

Starting point is just a short 10-15 minute bus ride from Dawt, approximately 8 Miles upstream, to Blair Bridge. This trip features both a Blue Ribbon and Red Ribbon trout stretch for the avid angler, lasting from 4-6 hours depending on how much you stop along the way. The North Fork River alternates between swift currents and quiet waters, perfect for anglers and those seeking a little excitement. The beautiful Ozark landscape frames the gorgeous emerald waterway, allowing floaters the chance to capture a glimpse of the local wildlife and scenery.

Watercraft Pricing
  • Canoes – $49.23
  • Kayaks (1 man sit on top) – $44.75
  • Rafts (4 man) – $138.73 no pets in rafts
  • Cooler Tubes – $17.90
  • Private Boats Dawt Mill Guests Only – $44.75/per Vessel
  • $5.00 fee for each pet in a boat

Taxes not included in pricing. Cooler Tube does not include a cooler.

Regarding Private Boats: Only guests staying on property will be able to have private boats shuttled and take out at Dawt Mill boat ramp, you will be issued a wristband, to be visible at takeout, at check-in. As of July 1st 2023 if you are not staying at Dawt Mill we will not shuttle your private boat.

Check-In at Mill building. Arrive 30-45 minutes before your reserved trip time, buses leave on the hour. This will allow you enough time to fill out our waiver and load your items on the bus. If you miss your departure time, you may be put onto the next available time IF there is space available.

Floaters must be in by 6 pm Sunday-Thursday 7 pm Friday & Saturday if they wish to avoid a $50.00 late fee per boat.After 7:30 Water-patrol will be contacted to locate you and your group to ensure your safety.

Our first shuttle departs at 9am and every hour on the hour, with the last one leaving at Noon

We do take walk-ins for our float trips if inventory is available, it is best to schedule ahead of time. Life cushions are provided and life vests upon request.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 10% fee for all cancellations. Cancellations within 10 days of reservation full deposit is forfeited. Boats canceled Day of float are to be paid in full.