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    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

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  • Big Spring area will be closed Nov 8 & 9 and Dec 12 - 14

    The Big Spring area will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety during the Wounded Warrior managed hunt November 8-9 and the managed archery hunt December 12-14.

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?

thick stand of rivercane, which looks like bamboo.

Cane brakes are thick stands of rivercane, which is much like bamboo. The endangered Swainson's Warbler nests in these thickets. Many stands have been lost to reservoir impoundments throughout the South, but many stands are protected at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...