Federal law required Ozark National Scenic Riverways to reduce its annual budget beginning on March 1, 2013. In order to meet the required spending reduction the park has reduced staffing which has meant a reduction in mowing throughout the park. If you are interested in having a wedding or other special event at the park we highly recommend you visit the location where you would like to have your event prior to submitting your application. Some areas may have heavy vegetation. Questions should be directed to the Commercial Services Program Office at 573/323-4949 or 573/323-4864.
A Commercial Use Authorization is required in most cases for anyone doing business within the park. This includes anyone wishing to provide commercial activities such as temporary food vending, guided horse rides, fishing trips, guided backpacking, etc. Some activities may be managed under a Concessions Contract.
If you have questions contact the Concessions Program Office at 573-323-4949 or by e-mail.
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. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...