PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE


In the early morning hours of September 15, 2021, the main building of operations for The Landing completely burned to the ground. We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of so many from that night until today. We are thankful that no one was injured in the fire and appreciate all of the first responders who made such great efforts that night.

There has never been a doubt about coming back. It was just a matter of how and when. Even through great loss, there is great opportunity and in early December, the planning began. We have now set out to improve upon the experience that so many of you love and seek out with us every year.

Construction has already begun on a new 18 room addition that we hope to be completed later this spring. Plans are being finalized on a new building of operations to replace what was lost back in September. The plan is to complete the construction by the end of the year.

We want everyone to know that, this year, we will be FULLY OPERATIONAL. We have already begun floating this spring. Our restaurant has been relocated on the property and is open nightly serving the same great food at full capacity. Although temporarily reduced, we still have riverfront accommodations available.

This year may look a bit different, but we are still here and excited to serve you. Make sure to keep up with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we will be posting updates of the progress. Make your plans now, call us for reservations, and we’ll see you this summer!

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WHAT TO EXPECT SPRING/SUMMER 2022


Below are guides to help with any questions about floating and lodging this year.  With ongoing construction, we will be prioritizing efficiency and safety for our guests. If you have any questions about the guides or your visit to The Landing, call us at 573-323-8156.

Floating

Lodging

Rebuilding a landmark

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Spring 1981

PURCHASE OF LEUCKEL’S LANDING

  • Tom and Della Bedell buy Leuckels Landing, complete with 34 tubes, 50 canoes, and a two bedroom rental apartment
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Summer 1992

BIRTH OF THE LANDING

  • Construction of 4 lane HWY 60 forces Leuckels Landing to close, and The Bedells build The Landing on adjacent property 100 yards down river from original location
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Summer 1992

BIRTH OF THE LANDING

  • Construction of 4 lane HWY 60 forces Leuckels Landing to close, and The Bedells build The Landing on adjacent property 100 yards down river from original location
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November 1993

HISTORIC FLOOD

  • Heavy rains cause Current River to breach the bottom level of the Landing by 16 inches, with the river registering as high as 29 feet
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Spring 1994

RESTAURANT EXPANSION

  •  Tom and Della open The Blue Heron Restaurant, a 6,700 square foot addition on the north end that included additional lodge rooms and conference area
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Spring 1994

RESTAURANT EXPANSION

  •  Tom and Della open The Blue Heron Restaurant, a 6,700 square foot addition on the north end that included additional lodge rooms and conference area
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Winter 2000

LODGE EXPANSION

  • Fifteen additional lodge rooms were constructed on the south end of the existing building
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Spring 2010

EVENT CENTER EXPANSION

  • Construction of The River Center, a 5500 square foot, state of the art event center to host concerts, weddings, and conferences. An additional 15 lodge units added as well
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Spring 2010

EVENT CENTER EXPANSION

  • Construction of The River Center, a 5500 square foot, state of the art event center to host concerts, weddings, and conferences. An additional 15 lodge units added as well
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April 2017

HISTORIC FLOOD (1993, Hold my beer)

  • Records were shattered as several days of rain led to 37 foot of flood water on the Current River. The water submerged the first two floors causing extensive damage to the entire facility
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September 2021

CATASTROPHIC FIRE

  • In the early morning of September 15th, a fire spread through the main building, destroying the entire facility in under 4 hours. The fire shut down Highway 60 for most of the night and many locals said they felt the heat from across the river
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September 2021

CATASTROPHIC FIRE

  • In the early morning of September 15th, a fire spread through the main building, destroying the entire facility in under 4 hours. The fire shut down Highway 60 for most of the night and many locals said they felt the heat from across the river
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March 28, 2022

GROUNDBREAKING NEW ADDITIONS

  • You’re invited to join us for groundbreaking on Monday, March 28, 2022

EAT

SLEEP

FLOAT

EAT.

SLEEP.

FLOAT.

Welcome to The Landing


The Landing is located on the banks of Current River in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks in Van Buren, MO and is Current River’s number one resort destination. The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, one of the premier National Parks in the United States, and are beautiful crystal clear rivers offering outstanding scenic landscapes the entire year.