Twin Rivers Landing

375 Twin Rivers Rd
Lesterville, 63654
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This review is for float rental only. I float on the Black River at least once a year. There is a number of raft/tube/canoe rental places to choose from. However, Twin Rivers is one of only two that allow you to be out onto the water with an inner tube late in the morning (launch window is between 10 and 11:30 AM on weekends). This is a huge advantage for out-of-towners. Most rental places require you to show up by 9 or 9:30 AM, which defeats the purpose of a "leisure trip" if you are not camping and have a long drive (2 hours for us) to reach the grounds in the morning of your float. For this reason alone, I highly recommend TRL.
We love this place! It is nice to walk out on the river and get in your raft in the morning. You don't have to get on the wild bus ride at the crack of dawn. You only have to ride it when you are on your way home which at that point you don't care. We take the kids down on Sat. for camping then float on Sunday. Much more family friendly. We will always come back!
Some good, some bad and some really ugly!!!!! At first I was so excited that I chose this place to invite my friends for a fun camping and float trip! The bathrooms were in pretty good shape and the campsite we had was very spacious (#86 electric site) Those are the good parts! Then we went floating Sat. 8/23/14 and this is where it goes bad. If my friend wouldn't have asked how we know where to exit the river we would have continued to float right past their exit! The bus driver made no announcement to the passengers so I believe we are the only ones who asked. He told us to look for a HUGE smiley face which really was only the size of a beach ball a little past Bearcats beach. Other Twin Rivers floaters told us we should stop at Bearcat because we had went to far! (so confusing) Finally as we come around that bend in the river we see "the smiley face" and also notice a bus leaving. So we figured we would get out and another bus would arrive soon....and this surely was not the case. There was a guy named Shane there that worked for Twin Rivers along with a young lady but I didn't get her name. They both informed us that there were still a lot of people from Twin Rivers out on the river, which I then informed them they were probably at Bearcat because they were never informed where to exit the river. We continued to wait and wait which quickly turned into 45 minutes of waiting for a bus to pick us up. Finally the bus pulls up and is loaded with people. We get on and I asked everyone were they were picked up and sure enough the whole group just was picked up from Bearcat. By this point I was so aggravated that we were made to wait because they had not informed their customers where to go! We finally get back to Twin Rivers Landing and this is where it got ugly. I went to the office where I met the female owner (she never told me her name). I had the same exact experience with her that Brad G. from the review above had.....she stared at me like I had 5 heads. I explained to her that I was highly upset that my friends and I were forced to wait for a bus that was picking up floaters from another campsite because her staff failed to inform them where to go. She then proceeded to tell me I was wrong that they never pick up from anywhere else. As she feeds me this line the bus driver himself walks into the office and he admits that he had just done so. The only thing she said to me was " Ma'am I can't be everywhere at once". I informed her of the review I am typing today and told her we would never be back. After returning to my campsite, a short time later a man pulls up in a truck and introduces himself as Dave the owner. He proceeds to apologize for the inconvenience and explains that they were short a driver that weekend. Shakes my hand and seemed very apologetic. THIS IS ALL I WANTED THE WHOLE TIME....AN EXPLANATION AND APOLOGY!!!!! So then I felt much better. Until he then "gave me permission" to leave a review...but wanted to make sure I do it accurately...that Shane told him we got off the river at 6:45 and were picked up by 7:20 so I didn't wait 45 min........ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? So sorry I was 10min off......but 35 min is still unacceptable and I don't like being accused of planning to deceive people with my review. Just a future note to anyone willing to give this place a shot....don't dare complain about anything....it will just ruin your mood for the rest of your trip and absolutely nothing will be done to fix the problem or make you feel better about it!!!! I will never return here or recommend it to anyone!!!!!

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