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  • Big Spring area will be closed Nov 8 & 9 and Dec 12 - 14

    The Big Spring area will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety during the Wounded Warrior managed hunt November 8-9 and the managed archery hunt December 12-14.

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October 01, 2014
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Offering Two Managed Deer Hunts at Big Spring
Wounded warrior and archery special hunts scheduled for Big Spring this fall.

October 01, 2014
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Announces Extended Season for Campgrounds
Extended seasons at the developed campgrounds this year.

September 16, 2014
Celebrate Haunting in the Hills October 11th at Alley Spring
Haunting in the Hills to be held October 11th at Alley Spring.

August 28, 2014
50th Anniversary Employee and Alumni Reunion at Big Spring
Ozark Riverways 50th Anniversary Employee and Alumni Reunion at Big Spring

August 22, 2014
Labor Day Weekend Events Planned to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Ozark Riverways
Concerts and an astronomy program will be held Labor Day weekend.

August 15, 2014
Fiftieth Anniversary Recognition Event at Big Spring
A celebration of the park's 50th birthday with music, speechifying and a movie.

July 25, 2014
Visitor Spending Near Ozark National Scenic Riverways Has Big Impact on Economy
Economic impact of tourism in area studied.

July 25, 2014
Park Rangers Frederick K Drummond and Martin Q Towery Retiring from Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Park Rangers Frederick K. Drummond and Martin Q. Towery are Retiring from Ozark National Scenic Riverways

July 21, 2014
Buzzard Run Bluegrass to Play at Big Spring Saturday July 26
Free bluegrass concert at Big Spring July 26.

July 21, 2014
Missouri State University Receives Grant to Support Ozark Riverways Volunteer River Patrol
Missouri State University Receives Grant to Support Ozark Riverways Volunteer River Patrol

July 03, 2014
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Staff Respond to Fremont Flash Flooding
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Staff Rescue several people from Fremont flash flooding

June 06, 2014
Alley Mill to Open Earlier Than Expected
repairs going well, Alley Mill to Open Earlier Than Expected

May 06, 2014
Ozark Riverways Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014 Announces Special Events and Activities
To celebrate Ozark Riverways' 50th Anniversary a variety of Special Events and Activities are planned.

April 11, 2014
Experts Determine Extent of Tree Root Impacts On Historic Alley Mill Foundation
Tree Roots Impact Historic Alley Mill Foundation

April 08, 2014
Preservation Repairs Necessary for Historic Alley Mill
Extensive repairs are planned for Alley Mill.

March 25, 2014
Big Improvements Planned for Big Spring
The 1930s era CCC structures at Big Spring, including the lodge and cabins will be having a lot of renovation work next year.

November 01, 2013
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Announces Release of Draft General Management Plan
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Announces Release of Draft General Management Plan

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Did You Know?

Blue Spring is 310 feet deep.

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...