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 »
Closed Facilities for 2013
Beginning on March 1, 2013, Federal law required Ozark National Scenic Riverways to reduce its annual budget.
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?
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...