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Location

Here's some quick Google links to locations. Below those are detailed directions to and from the different locations in the race including some Google Maps with directions embedded. You can download those detailed directions here.

Start #1: Hartsburg River Access

Located on S. River Rd, Hartsburg, MO. 

Start #2: Providence River Access

Located on Old Plank Rd, Columbia, MO. 

Finish Line: Wilson's Serenity Point at Noren Access

This location is called "Noren River Access" on Google Maps

Detailed Directions

You can download these directions as a PDF here.

To Race Finish:

Wilson Serenity Point/Carl R. Noren Access – Jefferson City (Click here for Google Pin)

FROM JEFFERSON CITY:
• Head north on US Hwy 63N/54E and cross the Missouri River bridge.
• Exit at MO-Hwy W (Airport Exit).
• Turn left on Hwy W (Cedar City Rd.)
• Turn left on 4th Street, then left on Cottonwood Drive. Follow the signs!

FROM COLUMBIA:
• Head south on US Hwy 63S.
• At Hwy 53/84/63 Junction, exit right to stay on HWY 63 South.
• Just before crossing the Missouri River, exit west on MO-Hwy W (Airport Exit.).
• After cloverleaf, turn left.
• Turn left on 4th Street, then left on Cottonwood Drive. Follow the signs!

To Finish Line FROM HARTSBURG RACE START
• Google Maps Directions - bit.ly/harts-to-jeffcity-directions
• From Parking Lot, take a left on River Road (gravel).
• In tiny "town" of Wilton, take a right onto HWY M (paved road)
• Continue 6.6 miles through Ashland. Take entrance ramp onto HWY 63 South toward Jefferson City.
• After 12 miles, Exit Right to stay on Hwy 63 South.
• Just before crossing the Missouri River, exit west on MO-Hwy W (Airport Exit.).
• After cloverleaf, turn left.
• Turn left on 4th Street, then left on Cottonwood Drive. Follow the signs!

To Finish Line FROM PROVIDENCE RACE START
There are MANY different ways to do this drive. None are simple and all take at least 45 minutes.
• Google Maps Directions - bit.ly/prov-to-jeffcity-directions
• Head up the hill from the boat ramp parking. PLEASE DRIVE VERY SLOW AND HONK AS YOU ROUND CURVES.
• Take a right on Dothage Rd.
• After .8 miles, take a left on Smith Hatchery Rd.
• Take an immediate right on Woodie Proctor Rd.
• After 2.7 miles, take a right on Route N.
• Take first left on Nashville Church Rd. Stay on to the right to continue on Andrew Sapp Rd. (paved)
• After 2.5 miles, turn left on Route MM.
• After 2.8 miles, turn left on Route M
• Drive through Ashland. At first roundabout, enter onto Hwy 63 South.
• Drive 12 miles. At Hwy 53/84/63 Junction, exit right to stay on HWY 63 South.
• Just before crossing the Missouri River, exit west on MO-Hwy W (Airport Exit.).
• After cloverleaf, turn left.
• Turn left on 4th Street, then left on Cottonwood Drive. Follow the signs!
• Head north on Cottonwood St.

To Hartsburg Boat Access

Click here for Google Pin

– NOTE – these directions avoid the town of Hartsburg because it’s often confusing for people. These directions take you through Ashland and Wilton.

To Hartsburg Access From Wilson Serenity Point/Noren Access, Jefferson City:

There is a slightly shorter, but more confusing way to go. These directions send you through Ashland.

Google Map - bit.ly/jc-to-hartsburg-directions
• Head north on Cottonwood St.
• Take a right on 4th Street.
• Take a right on Cedar City Dr.
• Take a left onto Hwy 63 N on-ramp.
• Exit to the right onto cloverleaf to Hwy 63 N.
• Drive about 12 miles to Ashland exit (Hwy M and Y). Exit to the right.
• Head west on Broadway (Hwy M) (around one roundabout, cross highway, another roundabout then through the town of Ashland)
• Drive 6.6 miles on Hwy M. At the T in Wilton, take a left onto River Road (gravel road).
• Continue 2 miles. MDC Hartsburg Access will be on your right.


To Hartsburg Access From Columbia –
• Head south on Hwy 63.
• Exit to the right at Ashland exit (Hwy M and Y) . Take a right at roundabout and continue through the town of Ashland on Broadway (Hwy M).
• Drive 6.6 miles on Hwy M. At the T in Wilton, take a left onto River Road (gravel road).
• Continue 2 miles. MDC Hartsburg Access will be on your right.

Directions to Providence Access

Click here for Google Pin - bit.ly/providenceaccess

To Providence Access From Columbia:
• Head south on Providence Road, which turns into Route K.
• After about 6 miles from Broadway, you’ll pass a Conoco gas station on your right, then in less than one mile, go ¾ around the roundabout to turn onto Old Plank Road (by Cooper’s Landing sign).
• After 1.1 miles, turn right on gravel road to stay on Old Plank Rd.
• After 1 mile, turn left on gravel road to stay on Old Plank Rd.
• Follow this 1 mile. PLEASE DRIVE SUPER SLOW. This winding narrow road will take you down to cross the Katy Trail to the Providence Access Parking Lot.

To Providence From I-70, coming from the west (Kansas City, Sedalia, etc.)
• Take I-70 east to Exit 117 (Hwy O & J).
• Take a right onto Hwy O toward Huntsdale.
• After 6.5 miles, take a left onto Grocery Branch Rd.
• After .9 miles, take a right onto Bur Oak Rd (and cross the Katy Trail).
• In about 4.8 miles (you’ll pass through the small town of McBaine and cross the Katy Trail again) take a right on Mt. Celestial Rd (gravel road).
• Take a right on Warren School Rd.
• After 1.6 miles, take a right on Old Plank Rd.
• Follow this 1 mile. PLEASE DRIVE SUPER SLOW. This winding narrow road will take you down to cross the Katy Trail to the Providence Access Parking Lot.


To Providence Access From Wilson Serenity Point, Jefferson City:

There are MANY different ways to do this drive. None are simple and all take at least 45 minutes.

Google Map Directions - bit.ly/providence-directions
• Head north on Cottonwood St.
• Take a right on 4th Street.
• Take a right on Cedar City Dr.
• Take a left onto Hwy 63 N on ramp.
• Exit to the right onto cloverleaf to Hwy 63 N.
• Drive about 12 miles to Ashland exit (Hwy M and Y). Exit to the right.
• Head west on Broadway (Hwy M) (around one roundabout, cross highway, another roundabout then through the town of Ashland)
• After 1.5 miles, turn right on Hwy MM.
• After 2.8 miles, turn right on Andrew Sapp Rd.
• After 2.5 miles, turn right on Hwy N.
• Take first left onto Woodie Proctor Rd.
• After 2.7 miles at T, take a left onto Smith Hatchery Rd.
• Take immediate first right onto Dothage Rd.
• After .8 miles, take a left at the T onto Old Plank Rd. PLEASE DRIVE SLOW. This winding narrow road will take you down to cross the Katy Trail to the Providence Access Parking Lot.

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