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.
Doing Business With The Park
COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATION
A Commercial Use Authorization is required in most cases for anyone doing business within the park. This includes anyone wishing to sell items or food within the park boundary, lead guided fishing expeditions, or similar activities. Some activities may be managed under a Concessions Contract.
If you have questions contact Peggy Tarrence at 573-323-4864 or by e-mail.
"Men travel far to see a city, but few seem curious about a river. Every rivers has, nevertheless, its individuality, its great silent interest. Every river has, moreover, its influence over the people who pass their lives within sight of its waters". - (H.S. Merriman, The Sowers)
Did You Know?
Cane brakes are thick stands of rivercane, which is much like bamboo. The endangered Swainson's Warbler nests in these thickets. Many stands have been lost to reservoir impoundments throughout the South, but many stands are protected at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...