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 »
Photos & Multimedia
If you can't come to the Ozarks right now, or are making up your mind whether to come or not, take a look at some photos to get a taste of the area's beauty. Click here for photo gallery. These photos are "Public Domain" unless marked "Copyright" and may be used for any purpose. Please credit "National Park Service" if published.
VIDEOS: We also have short videos of Alley Mill, Big Spring and Round Spring available. Click here to view.
Beautiful Round Spring
"When protected, rivers serve as visible symbols of the care we take as temporary inhabitants and full-time stewards of a living, profoundly beautiful heritage of nature." - (John Echeverria, Rivers at Risk: The Concerned Citizen's Guide to Hydropower)
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...