Natural Features & Ecosystems
(Copyright Al Gardner)
The park also contains several "Missouri Natural Areas", parcels set aside due to their unique scenic beuty or scientific value. For a list of these special areas, please click here.
Did You Know?
"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...