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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?

Water cascading through a shut in

"Shut Ins" are an Ozark term for small canyon-like areas where water and rock struggle. Ozark National Scenic Riverways' Rocky Falls is the best known in the park, but there are several more in less easily accessible areas such as near Klepzig Mill. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...