Paddle for a Cause 2019

Float the Missouri River in a Voyageur Canoe!

Rescheduled! Paddle for a Cause

This event has been rescheduled for September 7th due to flooding. After much consideration and monitoring weather and flooding conditions, we have decided to reschedule Paddle for a Cause for Saturday, September 7th. We worked with our outfitter to closely monitor the river and the conditions at our put-in and take-out sites for this event. Due to flooding and significant rainfall in the forecast, the site is currently not accessible for the event. We appreciate your support of our work and your understanding. We hope you will be able to join us on this rescheduled date of September 7th, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

It’s time for Paddle for a Cause! We’re excited to announce this year’s fun-filled float trip will be on the Missouri River from Sioux Passage Park to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area – only 30 minutes from St. Louis City!

This fun-filled float trip is approximately 3 hours long and is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful Missouri River while supporting a great cause – Operation Clean Stream! We’re excited to partner with Big Muddy Adventures and offer attendees the options to float in a signature voyageur canoe or a 2-person canoe.

A delicious picnic lunch provided by the Gramophone and community gathering will follow the float. Paddles, canoes, life jackets, shuttle, and lunch are provided. All ticket sales benefit Operation Clean Stream, our annual river cleanup and restoration event in the Meramec Watershed.

Paddle for a Cause

When: Saturday September 7th, 2019 at 9:00am – 2:30pm

Where: Meet at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area located at 801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138.

Tickets: Tickets may be purchased for $60/adult and $30/youth (age 15 and under) until May 1st. Youth must be ages 8 and up and accompanied by a parent. Ticket price does not include service fee if purchased online. You may also purchase your tickets by mailing a check to The Open Space Council, Attn: Paddle for a Cause, P.O. Box 220011, St. Louis, MO 63122. Please include the names of all attendees.

Ticket Options: 

Voyageur Canoe Ticket

Float in a Big Muddy signature voyageur canoe! Please note that the voyageur canoes are communal boats. Buy your tickets now!


2-person Canoe Ticket

Float in a 2-person canoe down the scenic Missouri River! Please note that if you register as an individual you will be paired with another paddler the day of the event. Adults only in canoes. Buy your tickets now!


Lunch Only Ticket

Don’t want to float? Join us for the delicious picnic lunch from the Gramophone at the scenic Columbia Bottom Shelter. Meet at the shelter at 1:00pm.  Buy your tickets now!

A big thanks to our sponsors the P. Wayne & Jane B. Goode Foundation! Special thanks to  Big Muddy Adventures, the Gramophone, and St. Louis County Parks for their partnership on this event!

*Please note, in case of inclement weather or unsafe conditions, this event will not be rescheduled and refunds will not be given. However each participant will receive a note stating that their ticket purchase is 100% tax-deductible and will be used to support Operation Clean Stream. Thanks for understanding!*

Participants enjoy an afternoon trip down the Courtois River at Paddle for a Cause 2018!