Current River
Current River State Park
Salem, MO 65560
Estimated drive time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (Directions here)

All your favorite river activities, including fishing, canoeing and camping, are available along this popular river (weekdays are better time to visit if you want a more peaceful, less populated experience). The Current River is also home to Big Spring, one of the largest springs in the world. You can find canoe rentals here. Photo courtesy of Flickr / Jim Rhodes.