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 »
The hills and forests of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways area abound in trail riding opportunities. Horseback riding in the Ozark Riverways is limited to state and county unpaved roads, and the four NPS designated horse trails. The National Park Service has marked and color coded some 23 miles of horse trails, but a good topographical map will help. Most of these are in the Two Rivers area.
A few common sense rules will help you have a safe and enjoyable experience. These guidelines are also to help keep the area beautiful for you and for generations of riders to come.
Trail riding outfitters that currently are authorized to provide services within the park.
Big Creek Trail Rides
Horse trails in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways are patrolled by a Volunteer Horse Patrol. Volunteers donate their time to provide park information, guidance, first aid and to be the "eyes and ears" of law enforcement on the trails. If you have your own horse, are willing to make a commitment of time to training and patrolling and would like to find out more, please e-mail us.
Did You Know?
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...