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    National Scenic Riverways Missouri

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  • 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 »

Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons

Ozark NSR is open year around. There is no formal visitor center for the park, although the Alley Mill and Round Spring Ranger Station are open to provide information in the summer, and the park headquarters in Van Buren is open year round during business hours. The Superintendent's Office is located at Park Headquarters at 404 Watercress Drive in Van Buren, Missouri. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, except holidays. Information is available at the Headquarters information desk.

Also, EASTERN NATIONAL, a cooperating non-profit association, sells books and other items representative of the natural and cultural resources of the Ozark region and the park. Visit our online bookstore.
"In this sometimes turbulent world, the river is a cosmic symbol of durability and destiny; awesome, but steadfast. In this period of deep national concern, I wish everyone could live for a while beside a great river. - (Helen Hayes, Actress)

Did You Know?

Blue Spring is 310 feet deep.

Blue Spring is 310 feet deep. If the Statue of Liberty was standing on the bottom, the top of her torch would be underwater! It is widely considered to be the most beautiful spring in Missouri due to its vivid blue color. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...