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    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

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  • Alley Mill Closed for Renovations

    The Alley Mill will be undergoing renovations much of summer of 2014. It will be open daily through Aug 17 and then only on weekends after that. There will be fencing around the Mill which will prevent close access. More »

Be A Junior Ranger

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Hey Kids! Be a Junior Ranger!

Pick up a Junior Ranger book at any ranger program, the Mill, the Visitor Center in Van Buren or from your campground host. Then check out the fun activities, do what you can, and present your book to a ranger to get your handsome Junior Ranger badge!

It's free and it's fun!

If you can't come out to the park, or even if you can, you might want to check out the National Park Service's online Junior Ranger program for lots of fun activities. Click here!

You and your family are always welcome to join us on a hike or for a slide show. Click here to learn about Ranger Programs.

Some fun nature activities you can do at the park or at home.

Ask a Ranger a question. Click here.

Great nature websites for kids.

 

" To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together." - (Barry Lopez, Author)

Did You Know?

Fall color paints a glade bright red.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways' glades are rocky, desert-like area on hilltops. Kept open by periodic fires, they are home to collared lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, cacti and other species more typical of the desert southwest. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...