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    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

Closed Facilities for 2013

Beginning on March 1, 2013, Federal law required Ozark National Scenic Riverways to reduce its annual budget.

The following are the visitor services actions being taken to implement the cut:

o Big Spring Campground will be open May 24 through Labor Day and then closed the rest of the year. The other developed campgrounds will remain open as normal.

o Gooseneck and Rymers Primitive Campgrounds will be closed.

o Round Spring Cave Tours will not be offered this summer.

o Evening programs at Pulltite and Round Spring Campgrounds have been eliminated.

o Special events (Ozark Heritage Day, Alley Spring Independence Day Celebration, Ozark Dinner Theater, and Haunting in the Hills) will not be offered.

o Akers, Pulltite, and Round Spring Visitor Contact Stations will not be open this season.

o Trash cans have been removed and trash collection eliminated at: Tan Vat, Welch Hospital, Welch Landing, Jerktail, Williams Landing, Flying W, Bachers, Baptizing Hole, Rymers, Hickory, Club House, Cave Spring, Gooseneck, Grubbs Landing, Cedar Spring, Panther Spring and Cataract Landing.

o The park's 37 primitive vault restrooms will only be cleaned once per week or every other week.

o Mowing will be decreased in the primitive campgrounds to two weeks prior to Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day weekend.

o Water will not be turned on at Log Yard and Gooseneck.

Did You Know?

Ozark hellbender

The Ozark hellbender is one of two species of hellbender, a giant salamander, in the United States. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is one of the few places on earth home to the Ozark species. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...