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 »
The park invites your input on various plans from time to time. Plans currently available for comment include:
Keep in mind that projects have specific "Comment Periods" during which comments are considered. Comments submitted too late may not be reviewed, so check the dates by following the links. (The fact that the project is still listed on this website is NOT a guarantee that the comment period is still open.)
You may also 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 - maybe 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.)
SCHEDULE FOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN MEETINGS
Our next round of meetings will occur the week of June 22, 2009. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 22, 2009 5:00PM-8:00 PM
Van Buren Community Center, Intersection of D Hwy and Business 60, Van Buren, MO 63965
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Eminence High School New Gym, 1 Redwing Drive (College Drive),Eminence, MO 65466
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center, 202 S. Main Street (Hwy 19), Salem, MO 65560
Thursday, June 25, 2009 3:30PM-7:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
Friday, June 26, 2009 3:30 PM- 7:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105
Keep in mind that we are gathering comments and information that will be used to make future plans. Let us know what you want the park tolook like in 15 - 20 years.
This website has updates, newsletters, news, and the ability to submit comments about the General Management Plan / Wilderness Study process: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=158&projectId=15793(Deadline for comments is July 31, 2009.)
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...