Logistics for Rocheport to Katfish Katy's
River Miles 186.5 to 179.6 (6.9 miles)
Paddlers have two options for getting on the river in the town of Rocheport. The first can be found on the south side of town and is a small informal floating dock located on Moniteau Creek. The other is further up the creek on the north side of the town and in the form of an old boat ramp. In both cases it is a short paddle to where the creek flows into the Missouri River. These launch sites and the take out at Katfish Katy's are displayed in more detail on this Google Map. The blue marker balloons are interactive and provide site details and can be used to generate specific driving directions to the site. Please keep in mind that parking is limited at both sites and larger paddling groups may have to park along streets in town to avoid dominating the put in sites.
The town of Rocheport is an amazing historic little town, with several bed and breakfasts and lots of unique antique shops. The town captures a bygone era in our state’s history and is well worth the visit. In town you can find a couple of first class restaurants and spectacular bluff top dining can be had at the Le Bourgeois just east of town. Rocheport also offers a very popular trailhead for Katy Trail State Park and bike rentals are available as well as bike shuttle services.
The take out is at the ramp at Katfish Katy’s. The boat ramp can be found on the left (west) side of the river at river mile 179.6 as shown on the previous Google map. There is a $5 fee to use the ramp, but it is well worth it, as this is one of the better ramps in the area and they offer groomed camping sites, groceries and a place to lock up your bike if you intend to ride back to the town of Rocheport.