As much as we have always enjoyed our float trips, we have never floated the Current. The Current River is designated a National Scenic Waterway (on sign below) and I am sure it is for a reason. As it flows south, it becomes a tributary of the Black River (Johnson's Shut In). Eventually the Black River flows into the White river in Arkansas. The White River flows into the Mississippi. We always float on the North Fork of the White in south central Missouri.
Forgive my rambling on about rivers. I do find it all fascinating and have been know to lean over maps with my magnifying glass trying to figure it all out.
Big Spring Campground was nearly vacant. Two other campers were there spread out over the 123 sites available. We found our place away from other campers and quickly found enough wood for a nice big fire before dark. In the process of finding wood, Dan saw evidence of pig rooting so he set up the trail cam we carry. I wish I could put a nice picture of a pig on here, but we only got a possum and it was blurry. Got to love this fire, though. The Current River is right over the bank from the fire.
Ha Ha Tonka means "laughing waters" and it is said that is the name given the spring by the Osage below the hill where the remains of the castle is located.