Alley Mill Closed for Renovations
The Alley Mill will be undergoing renovations much of summer of 2014. It will be open on weekends ONLY in July. There will be fencing around the Mill which will prevent close access. We are working to protect and preserve the Mill for the future. More »
Plan Your Visit
Alley Mill Visit the scenic Alley Mill for a look at the life of yesteryear. The Mill will be closed much of the summer of 2014 due to restoration work. As crews replace the roof, work on the walls and foundation and do other construction work, access will be limited. Please bear with us as we insure that the Mill is still strong and standing for another hundred years.
Located within walking distance of Alley Mill, six miles west of Eminence, Missouri on State Route 106. Open on summer weekends. Grounds always open, but access into the school is limited.
Pulltite Visitor Center The Pulltite Visitor Center is open irregular hours on summer weekends. Visitors can get park information, borrow a fishing pole or binoculars, and children may borrow books from our extensive kid's nature library.
Watercress Headquarters (Van Buren)
Open weekdays all year 8:00 - 4:30, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and other Federal holidays.. Phone: 573-323-4236, ext 0
And I count myself more fortunate with each passing season to have recourse to these quiet, tree-strewn, untrimmed acres by the water. I would think it a sad commentary on the quality of American life if, with our pecuniary and natural abundance, we could not secure for our generation and those to come the existence of . . . a substantial remnant of a once great endowment of wild and scenic rivers." - (William Anderson, Congressman from Tennessee, Arguing for passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968))
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...