Your Ozark Mountains Playground!
People who love the outdoors love Pulaski County! You will fall in love with our first-class fishing, family-friendly float trips, and endless camping possibilities!
Smallmouth Bass Heaven!
With over 100 miles of Ozark Mountain rivers and streams flowing through Pulaski County you are certain to find the perfect fishing hole!
The Gasconade River is arguably one of Missouri’s top smallmouth bass rivers. Pulaski County’s seventeen-mile stretch of Smallmouth Special Management Area has been described as “magical” by Game and Fish magazine.
The Big Piney River in Pulaski County is also a Smallmouth Special Management Area as well as a Rock Bass (goggle-eye) Special Management Area. Driftwood Outdoors columnist Brandon Butler describes the Big Piney’s smallmouth and goggle-eye fishing as “second to none.”
Trout anglers are drawn to downtown Waynesville, on the banks of the Roubidoux. The stream features both a white ribbon and a red ribbon trout section. Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass populate the lower section of the creek.
Family-Friendly Float Trips!
Pulaski County’s rivers are perfect for laid-back float trips! Drift downstream in a canoe, kayak, or tube. Picnic on a gravel bar. Splash in the cold spring waters that flow into the Gasconade and Big Piney rivers.
The Gasconade twists and turns for more than 65 miles through Pulaski County! Bring your own kayak and put in at Mitschele Access, Riddle Bridge Access, or Schlicht Springs Access. Public access to the scenic Big Piney River is available at Ross Access. For an effortless float trip, with all the necessary gear provided, contact one of Pulaski County’s outfitters.
An unhurried float trip down the uncrowded Big Piney or Gasconade river is a memorable Ozarks experience!
Cabins, Camping, & RVs
There’s More Than You Thought!
Roubidoux Spring in Waynesville is a favorite swimming hole in the summer. The spring is also popular with certified cave divers who explore the cavern below the water’s surface.
Pick your own blackberries and blueberries at a berries and fruit farm. Pick the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. Explore the backroads in search of blazes of color during Autumn.
Play disc golf on an epic course with stunning views. Photograph the Milky Way or spend the day eagle watching. Spend a week riding trails at a horse camp. Pulaski County’s outdoors possibilities are endless!