Closings and service reductaions 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 »
Laws & Policies
Legislation - As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.
Controlling Rowdy Behavior on the Rivers (drug and alcohol laws strictly enforced, no kegs, no beer bongs, quiet enforced, no cliff jumping or rope swinging, etc)
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (Regulations regarding National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in the USA)
Controlling Rowdy Behavior on the Rivers (drug laws strictly enforced, no kegs, no beer bongs, no "Jello shots", quiet enforced, no cliff jumping or rope swinging, etc.)
ATV Rules and regulations in the park (On roads only, no off road travel.)
Motor boat and horsepower regulations (Limits for certain areas of the rivers.)
Alcohol Policy (Public intoxication will not be tolerated.)
Hunting Regulations (State Regulation such as bag limits, seasons, etc. All apply in the park.)
Archaeological Protection Act (Collecting of arrowheads is prohibited, as well as digging, taking or possessing historic or prehistoric artifacts.)
"Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament." - (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature)
Did You Know?
Blue Spring is 310 feet deep. If the Statue of Liberty was standing on the bottom, the top of her torch would be underwater! It is widely considered to be the most beautiful spring in Missouri due to its vivid blue color. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...