Alley Mill Closed for Renovations
The Alley Mill will be undergoing renovations much of summer of 2014. It will be open daily through Aug 17 and then only on weekends after that. There will be fencing around the Mill which will prevent close access. More »
Fees & Reservations
Camping fees vary in the winter season(Nov 1 - April 15)as wintertime services vary in each campground.
There are many privately operated commercial campgrounds around the park. These range from very nice first class places to more rustic. The National Park Service does not recommend, endorse or inspect any of these. These links are provided as a convenience. Click on the town near where you'd like to camp and you'll go to their Chamber of Commerce Camping page:
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Tours are at 10:00 and 2:00 daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress warmly, as it is about 54 degrees in the cave. Please DO NOT bring your own flashlights, we will provide lighting equipment. DO NOT bring any equipment or clothing that has been in other caves. This is to help control the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a disease that is killing bats across the US. (It is harmless to humans.)
Did You Know?
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...