missouri conservationalist on the upper jacks fork

CLOSE TO HOME —- THE UPPER JACKS

Jacks Fork Missouri

Photo by Michael Gäbler

TWO RIVERS:  THE JACKS MEETS THE CURRENT (AT LEFT)

Last year we had the worst drought since the early 1950’s.  Since the first of the year, we have had enough rain to green the fields, fill the ponds, make the ground mushy —— and make the Jacks Fork flow again.  If you are serious about floating, try the upper Jacks (between The Prongs and Alley Springs).  The water is crystal clear, and the bluffs are frequent and massive  We like to put in close to home (we live about three miles from the river) and just go.  Make sure you do it in the spring though —- otherwise there will not be enough water to carry you through the riffles.  Malachi and I will be looking for a good day to break out the kayaks in the next two or three weeks.  By the way, the Jacks Fork becomes the CURRENT RIVER at a place called “Two Rivers”.

MISSOURI CONSERVATIONALIST:  The Missouri Conservationalist’s latest cover was of the Jacks Fork River.  HERE is link to the story and pictures.  HERE is a link to my posts on the Jacks Fork.  Great story — great river!

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