• Canoers


    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

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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.

Horespower Limits on the Rivers

Horsepower Limits*
Current and Jacks Fork Rivers

AREA Limit
Two Rivers upstream to Round Spring (Lower Access) 40 HP
Above Round Spring Lower Access (Except above Akers from May 1 - September 15 10 HP Maximum) 25 HP
Two Rivers upstream to Alley Spring Campground Access

40 HP

Above Alley Spring Campground Access(Except above Bay Creek from March 1 to Saturday before Memorial Day - 10 HP)

25 HP
Two Rivers downstream to Big Spring John boat landing

40 HP

Big Spring Johnboat Landing downstream to park boundary
No limit

Notes: These regulations went into effect October 1, 1993

*Horsepower measurements are the industry standard as measured at the propeller shaft.
Vessels are limited to an outboard motor only. Personal watercraft (skidoos, jetskis, etc,) are prohibited in the park.

These limitations do not apply from two miles above to two miles below the cities of Van Buren and Eminence, or outside the boundaries of Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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Canoers at Ozark Riverways

About 1.5 million people come to Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways each year. Most come to canoe, but many also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, camping and fishing. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...