Closings and service reductaions 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 »
Junior Ranger Program: ask a ranger or campground host for a free Junior Ranger book. Complete the self-paced activities and turn it in at a Campfire Program, the Alley Mill, Big Spring or Round Spring Cave and get the Official Junior Ranger badge you've earned!
Of course kids are welcome at all programs, tours, hikes and slide shows! For some fun ideas on things to do right around your campsite or cabin, look at our Park Fun page.
FREE LOAN OUT ITEMS
You can borrow a few things to make your adventure more fun:
River Exploration Kits, available at Big Spring, Park Headquarters and the Alley General Store. These kits include nets, field guides, bug boxes, all the stuff young minds need to explore nature along the river or at the campsite.
"The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it". - (Chinese philosopher)
Did You Know?
"Shut Ins" are an Ozark term for small canyon-like areas where water and rock struggle. Ozark National Scenic Riverways' Rocky Falls is the best known in the park, but there are several more in less easily accessible areas such as near Klepzig Mill.
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