Closings and service reductions due to Federal Budget Cuts announced.
The public will experience reduced hours and services provided by Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the budget cuts that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes. List of closed facilities, click "MORE." More »
Be A Junior Ranger
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.
" To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together." - (Barry Lopez, Author)
Did You Know?
About 1.5 million people come to Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways each year. Most come to canoe, but many also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, camping and fishing. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...