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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.

Amphibians

The blind grotto salamander is found only in caves.

The grotto salamander is only found in caves

Amphibians are declining worldwide and national parks provide excellent natural laboratories for their study. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is home to species ranging from the common bullfrog and spring peeper to seldom seen species such as the cave dwelling grotto salamander and the rare Ozark hellbender.


Did You Know?

Blue Spring is 310 feet deep.

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...