Closings and service reductions 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 »
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 lead guided commercial activities such as horse rides, fishing trips, guided backpacking, camping, canoeing or caving trips, etc. Some activities may be managed under a Concessions Contract.
If you have questions contact the Concessions Program Office at 573-323-4864 or by e-mail.
Did You Know?
About 1.5 million people come to Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways each year. Most come to canoe, but many also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, camping and fishing. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...