Doing Business With The Park


A Commercial Use Authorization is required in most cases for anyone doing business within the park. This includes anyone wishing to sell items or food within the park boundary, lead guided fishing expeditions, or similar activities. Some activities may be managed under a Concessions Contract.

If you have questions please contact Peggy Tarrence at 573-323-4864 or by e-mail.

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Agricultural Special Use Permits Available at Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting bids for agricultural Special Use Permits (SUPs) covering seven parcels in Ozark National Scenic Riverways within Shannon and Dent counties. Agricultural use is limited to hay cutting in each of these parcels.Through the use of agricultural SUPs, the NPS is able to restore and preserve the setting of historic farmsteads, while providing for better habitat for a diversity of wildlife, and maintaining areas for outdoor recreation and scenic enjoyment.

If you have any questions please contact Kim Houf at 573-323-4941 or by email.

"Men travel far to see a city, but few seem curious about a river. Every rivers has, nevertheless, its individuality, its great silent interest. Every river has, moreover, its influence over the people who pass their lives within sight of its waters". - (H.S. Merriman, The Sowers)

Last updated: December 29, 2017

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Van Buren, MO 63965


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