Midwest 6 day trip - where to?

My old roommate from college and I have stole a week from wives, girlfriends (before you chew me out, we each only have one or the other), jobs and kids to do a river trip. Now the question is where to? We’ll be going the end of May, week before Memorial day most likely.

Current river / jack’s fork has been considered and is an option. Looking for something a little more off the beaten path. Anything 10hrs or so from the KC area is in consideration. We’re tripping in our fishing boats (scupper pro) but fishing is not the prime consideration. Good scenery, good camping and interesting locales are.



The Niobrara in Nebraska is a fine choice.

The Buffalo
The Buffalo in northern Arkansas should be on your list.