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)
Superintendent's Compendium, Regulations specific to Ozark National Scenic Riverways 2014 (.pdf file)
General Management Plan (1984) The general plan for management of the Ozark Riverways.
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?
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...