• Canoers

    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

Animals

Picture of a snake eating a frog

The Food Chain in action!

Ozark National Scenic riverways preserves riparian, upland forest, aquatic and subterranean habitats for wildlife. Whitetailed deer and wild turkey delight hunters while at least 198 species of birds are waiting for the avid birder. Relict glade habitats are home to some of the more unusual animals in the Ozarks, including collared lizards more typical of the US Southwest and even tarantulas and scorpions! A prescribed fire regime keeps these habitats healthy. Learn more about fire management in the park by clicking on the Fire link in the environmental Factors webpage. (To the left)
 

" Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people. They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. We are a nation rich in rivers. "- (Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt)

Did You Know?

Stalactites and stalagmites in a cave at Ozark Riverways.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri has some of the finest examples of "karst features" such as caves, springs and sinkholes anywhere. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...