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    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

Guided Tours

Alley Mill: You can visit the historic Alley Mill anytime, the grounds are always open. The building itself is open everyday during the summer months. Tours by request. Demonstrations of the milling equipment take place daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free.

Campfire Programs: Rangers present slide shows on a variety of fascinating subjects involving the nature and history of the Ozarks. They are held each Friday and Saturday (from Memorial Day through Labor Day only) at 8:30 pm in the amphitheaters at Alley Spring and Big Spring campgrounds. Free.

Round Spring Cave: Let park rangers take you on an adventure to the wonders below your feet! Cave tours are held from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The cave may be closed some days of the week during summer 2014 due to limited staffing. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children under 12, and go on sale 30 minutes before each tour. Schools should call 573-323-8093 to arrange educational tours. PLEASE do not bring any clothing, equipment, lights or anything else that has ever been in another cave into Round Spring Cave. This is to help control the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a fatal disease of bats.

Junior Ranger Program: ask a ranger or campground host for a free Junior Ranger book. Complete the self-paced activities and turn it in at a Campfire Program, the Alley Mill or Big Spring and get the Official Junior Ranger badge you've earned!
Call 573-323-4236 for more information.
 

Did You Know?

Fall color paints a glade bright red.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways' glades are rocky, desert-like area on hilltops. Kept open by periodic fires, they are home to collared lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, cacti and other species more typical of the desert southwest. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...