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    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.


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Ozark hellbender

The Ozark hellbender is one of two species of hellbender, a giant salamander, in the United States. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is one of the few places on earth home to the Ozark species. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...