Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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Softshell Turtle

Baby Soft Shell on the Courtois

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Our most frequent floaters always upload awesome pictures and videos from their float trips! The last two float trips they have taken they have spotted a baby soft shell turtle! It goes about swimming in the water for a few minutes then it decides to disappear in the bottom of the river burying itself beneath the rocks & sand. You don't see as many soft shells as you used to but they have been coming back over the years. Unlike most turtles, who have hard, bony shells, the spiny softshell has a leathery shell lacking bony plates, and some say this turtle resembles a pancake with legs. What turtles are your favorite?

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2017 Season Kickoff


The sun is shining once again here at Bass’ River Resort and the first big weekend of the season is upon us! As we kick off our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to highlight all of the activities available at the resort and hope that you can come visit us!

As always, floating is one of the most popular options for our guests! Whether you choose to take canoes, kayaks, or rafts, a float trip down the crystal clear waters of the Courtois always makes for a great day! We also offer trips on the Huzzah and Meramec rivers, and have multiple length of trip options to choose from.

Camping is another big attraction for our visitors. Whether you want a primitive tent spot at the water’s edge or a full hook up site for your RV, we have everything you need for a peaceful weekend getaway!

If camping is not your thing, we also offer a variety of lodging options, and still have some available for Memorial Day weekend! We have lodging that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 20 people! Call us today to get a cabin booked!

If you are staying with us and take a notion to channel your inner cowboy, we also offer horseback riding! We have 3 options available for your trail riding adventure, including: 1 hour and 2 hour rides, as well as a 1 ½ hour sunset ride. We also offer kiddie rides for our younger guests.

MemorialDaySpecialsThis weekend we will also be running some merchandise specials, so make sure to stop by the store and shop! All Bass River Resort caps will be 15% off and we will have 2 pack t-shirts on sale for $20. We will also have a variety of t-shirts and hoodies on sale, so come check it out!

 Our annual Memorial Day campers know that it rains every year, so why wouldn’t it this year? We know the forecast calls for rain, but it changes consistently! Let’s all pray for sunshine because sunshine is what makes people smile!

 No matter what you are looking for, we have it at Bass’ River Resort! So come help us kick off our 50th Anniversary with a little Fun Down In the Country!

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Spring 2017 Flood

Rain is a good thing, or at least according to Luke Bryan it is. He’s not wrong, but in some cases, too much rain is, well…too much rain. Last week was an example of this. Now, we’re no strangers to the rain and we love a rainy night as much as the next person, but last week was an exception. It rained, and rained, and kept raining, and then it rained some more. We expected the water to rise, but didn’t realize how high the water was about to get.

We had an abundance of rain over a short period of time, causing the rivers and creeks to rise rapidly. There was so much rain that even locals couldn’t remember the last time the water had been this high. Here at Bass’ River Resort, the Courtois got out of its banks and got all the way to the 2nd step of the stairs here at the main store, reaching through most of the parking lot and even putting the pool underwater. Most of campground and campsites were underwater as well. As of this writing, the Courtois is back to its crystal clear self and is in great shape for floating.

The Meramec River got higher than it has been in an extremely long time, if ever. The water got so high, it almost touched the bottom of the Hwy. 19 bridge, and covered the railroad bridge on Birdsnest Road.

The Meramec rose and stayed high for a longer period of time than the Courtois and Huzzah rivers. Many highways, roads, and bridges shut down in St. Louis and surrounding areas and stayed closed for days because of the flooding of the Meramec. This was not the case here. The smaller creeks and streams, including the Courtois and Huzzah, crest and fall as quickly as they rise.

So come visit us and see for yourself that we haven’t floated away! While the Meramec may not be in the best condition yet, the Courtois and Huzzah rivers are ready for floaters and we are open for business! We appreciate all the calls/texts/messages and prayers from our friends and customers during the flood and hope to see everyone soon!





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MoRoots 2017

MoRoots 2017

It's time once again music lovers!  MoRoots music festival is coming back to Bass' River Resort this April and we're getting pumped! The cards have been stacked this year with some national acts sprinkled in amoung the outstanding lineup of local and regional bands which are the focus of MoRoots.


Get ready to get down for 3 days straight from April 27th to the April 29th.  Bands will be playing back to back, all night long, on 2 stages rigged with explosive sound and lighting!  No matter what type of music you're into, the wide range of music genres represented ensures there will be a little bit of something for everyone, even the kiddos!  There will be activities and workshops for kids throughout the weekend including a nature walk, parachute play, bubbles, kids yoga, and music just for them!

You will find vendors galore lining the path on your short walk from stage to stage.  Grab some chow from one of many food vendors and browse some artwork while you're on your way to check out the next act.  There will be plenty of different hand crafted goods for sale that it's going to be an extreme challenge to get home without buying something one of a kind!

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What would a music festival be without the camping?  You'll be happy to know that on-site festival style camping is included in the ticket price and you can be as close or as far away from the action as you want to be.  If that's not your thing and you prefer a roof and four walls, staying in one of our cabins might be more up your alley.  Bass' River Resort will provide all of the amenities and facilities you've come to expect from us.  So come on down to Bass' River Resort for MoRoots this year and have some good ole' FDIC!!


For more detailed information on MoRoots, check out the facebook event page here!


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Riding for A Reason Charity Ride

Riding for A Reason Charity Ride

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Save the date....April 1, 2017!!!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Riding for A Reason (R4R) Charity UTV/ATV ride held right here at Bass' River Resort.  They have recently released the pricing...


You can pre-register by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of our home page.

"Riding for A Reason was founded for the sole purpose to raise awareness of colon cancer and prevention while doing what we love to do - riding ATVs and Side by Sides!" - John Gunter, President of Riding for A Reason. 

There will be other activities/events throughout the day besides the ride, including: Silent Auction, Raffles, onsite Tshirt Vendor, Grudge Match Drag Racing, dinner and concert to name a few.  The dinner this year will be BBQ pulled pork instead of the fish fry that they have had in the past.  For the concert, JESSICA TIPTON will be opening for TYLER HAMMOND.  This is a day crammed full of fun and events that you do not want to miss! Reserve your package today!

 Watch for updates on their Facebook page, or to learn more about R4R and their other events , checkout their website. (You can also make donations on their site!)

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