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    Ozark

    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

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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.

Did You Know?

thick stand of rivercane, which looks like bamboo.

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...