I was looking through the site and search for where we go canoeing every year. Found it! We love the place. We come down from the K.C. area at least once a year. River Ranch is the cleanest place on Elk river period. The restrooms always seem to be just cleaned which are all modern and tiled by the way. We love the fact that it is at the end of the river so you get hauled up river first and don't have to wait to be picked back up. The store is great with lots of shirts, hat, snacks and drinks. The food they have is really pretty good, esp. when you get off the river and don't want to cook. Check this place out if you want to go canoeing. The cabins are a nice way to beat the heat too.
This place is the nicest, cleanest place on elk river. The store has about anything you could have left behind. We took rafts down the 8 mile. Great trip! The showers were nice and clean and had hot water. Sand volleyball court is a great time. We walked to the Shadow Lake bar which is only about 10-15 min walk. We have gone to other places, but not anymore.
Pros: Clean, Friendly, close to bar, mini golf, great food
Cons: food was closed when we came back from the bar!