Cooper's Landing provides year-round services for those interested in the unique recreational opportunities available in Central Missouri.
It is the only business which is located directly on the Katy Trail and Missouri River. Cooper's Landing has it's own recreation with live bands, fish contests, Chim's Thai food restaurant, and an incredible view of the Missouri River.
The Missouri River -
Starting at 3 forks in Montana,
the Missouri/Mississippi River System is one of the longest in the world.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a navigation channel for barges from Rulo, Nebraska to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers just North of St. Louis. Cooper's Landing is located at river mile 170 (about half way between Kansas City and St. Louis).
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Water Skiing, Hunting, or watching the local wildlife are favorite activities along the Missouri River.
The Katy Trail State Park —
The longest hiking and biking trail in the United States runs from St. Charles in the East to Clinton in the West, 225 miles in length. Cooper's Landing is located at mile 163.5 between Easley and Providence (about half way between Rocheport and Jefferson City, the State Capitol). This section of the trail is noted for it's beautiful rock bluffs.
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Boathenge — a short distance to the North of Cooper's Landing along the Katy Trail is a local landmark known as Boathenge. Boathenge is an inovative way to use old decrepit boats as art. Be sure to take your camera. You will want to document your trip to the original
Rock Bridge State Park —
is only 6 miles North of Cooper's Landing. Located at the headwaters of the Little Bonne Femme watershed which empties into the Missouri River 100 yards NW of Cooper's Landing. It contains beautiful karst* features including caves, sinkholes, and underground streams. It is also the site of an early Boone County Grist Mill and a Whiskey Distillery.
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area —
Easily accessible by road or water has blew holes, wetlands, and woodlands with fishing and hunting opportunities
Plow Boy Bend Conservation Area —
One of the newest state conservation areas in a rather secluded area has hunting and fishing opportunities. It is most easily accessible from Cooper's Landing by boat.
Three Creeks Conservation Area —
Located between Cooper's Landing, Columbia and Ashland, it has beautiful trails through karst* and creek areas
*Karst: an irregular limestone region with sinks, underground streams, and caverns.