High in the Boston Mountains of Madison County lie the beginnings of the Kings River. From this steep country the stream twists its way northward to the White River and finally flows into southern Missouri's Table Rock Lake. In its upper reaches, the Kings cuts a narrow gorge through sandstone, shale, and limestone. On downstream the surrounding countryside is not quite so precipitous, but the water is the same--clear and cool.
The Kings' most attractive features are found along the rocky banks and bluffs where floaters will notice wild azaleas, ferns, umbrella magnolias, and other fascinating plants. In addition, observant visitors can view a great many signs of wildlife--beaver cuttings and deer and raccoon tracks, for instance--and may even spot some of the local creatures
Kings River in many areas is not as deep as the White River, which makes creek walking and swimming possible. So take the camera, sun screen and picinic and plan for a great adventure.