Closings and service reductions due to Federal Budget Cuts announced.
The public will experience reduced hours and services provided by Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the budget cuts that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes. List of closed facilities, click "MORE." More »
General Management Plan / Wilderness Study Information
GMP Update (3/12/2012): The park's draft General Management Plan (GMP) continues to be reviewed by the National Park Service's Denver Service Center and the Midwest Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska,"states interim Superintendent Bill Black. "The process is taking longer than we anticipated."
Eventually, all the review comments from the park, regional office and Denver Service Center will be incorporated into the draft and then sent to the National Park Service leadership in Washington DC for their review. Once this review is completed, the draft General Management Plan will be released for public review and comment. "Due to the delay in the internal review process, release for public review and comment has also been pushed back. We have no information on when the public release will occur," Black explains.
The park will inform the public when the review and comment period will occur.We encourage and welcome your input on the draft General Management Plan.
The public has had many questions concerning park operations in the interim until the new General Management Plan is approved. "The park continues to be managed using current law, policy and guidelines," states Black. For example, no decision has been made by the National Park Service or Ozark National Scenic Riverways about the current boat horsepower (hp) restrictions on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.
We are always interested in hearing from you on any issue. To send general email to the park's managers, click here.
or send written comments to:
Superintendent, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, P.O. Box 490, Van Buren, MO 63965
(Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.)
Did You Know?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways was established in 1964, making it America's first national park area to protect a wild river system. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...