Closings and service reductaions 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 »
More Than Just the Rivers....
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers are two of the finest floating rivers you'll find anywhere. Spring-fed, cold and clear they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat or fish. Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails and historic sites such as Alley Mill.Read More
The Beauty Beneath
The park has over 300 known caves. Only Round Spring Cave and Devils Well are currently open for visiting, but they are well worth your time to visit.Read More
Get out on the water!
The best way to experience the rivers is to get out on them! You can ride a boat, or rent a canoe, kayak or tube, but get out on the water if you can.Read More
Spend a night beneath the stars.
Enjoy a true night out by camping in one of our many campgrounds. From first class to rustic, we have place for every taste.Read More
Experience the "Good Old Days"
Events such as Ozark Heritage Days and the Haunting in the Hills allow you to take a peek at what life was like a century ago.Read More
Visit the Alley Mill, built in 1894. The beautiful red building is perched beside the turquoise waters of the Alley Spring. Take time to visit.Read More
Join a Ranger!
Join a park ranger for an exciting campfire program in one of our campground amphitheaters. Learn about nature, history or folklore with a ranger.Read More
Take time to smell the flowers
Wildflowers abound in the warmer months, especially April and May. In spring the river bottoms explode in color, in summer the roadsides bloom.Read More
Take a hike!
There is a lot to see besides the rivers. Take a trail or old logging road and see what discoveries await you off the beaten path.Read More
Ride the Trails
Let a horse do the work while you explore the park. Horse trails in and around the park allow you to get back of beyond and enjoy the true Ozarks.Read More
Did You Know?
Blue Spring is 310 feet deep. If the Statue of Liberty was standing on the bottom, the top of her torch would be underwater! It is widely considered to be the most beautiful spring in Missouri due to its vivid blue color. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...