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 »
All Along the Watershed June 9, 2013 at the Pulltite Amphitheater at 8:30 pm. Join Joe Hoffman from the World Bird Sanctuary in St Louis for an evening of sing along. He'll lead us in songs about the rivers and lands around us, and maybe they'll be a special guest star - a bird of prey from the center! Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be camping at Pulltite to join us. FREE.
Astronomy Programs. The stars are out of this world! Join the Ozark Skies Astronomy Club at the big open field next to Big Spring for a look into the summer sky. They'll have professional telescopes set up and experts on hand to guide your explorations. Note the times change with the dates. If it's cloudy the program is cancelled. FREE.
As of this time, Ozark Heritage Day, Alley Spring Independence Day Celebration, Ozark Dinner Theater, and Haunting in the Hills events are cancelled due to Government budget cuts. Please watch this page for future details or changes.
Ozark Heritage Day June 8, 2013 at Big Spring. As of this time, this event is cancelled. Please watch this page for future details or changes. Enjoy a look at the "good old days" of the Great Depression! Folks had to make do and in the Ozarks they certainly did. Come out to see household crafts, woodworking demonstrations, storytelling and live music. If you would like to volunteer to help, Contact Us. At Big Spring, four miles south of Van Buren on State Route 103. Free.
The Haunting in the Hills October 12, 2013 at Alley Spring. As of this time, this event is cancelled. Please watch this page for future details or changes. Come celebrate Ozark culture and heritage during our annual fall festival of folklore. Enjoy craft demonstrations, historical re-enactments, storytelling, live music and more! If you would like to volunteer to help or present a demonstration, contact us. At Alley Spring, six miles west of Eminence on State Route 106. Free.
"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt-it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - (Hal Boyle)
Did You Know?
Ozark National Scenic Riverways has two of the finest canoeing rivers in the Midwest. The spring fed Current and Jacks Fork Rivers provide a fun way to get closer to nature and build family memories. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...