More Than Just the Rivers....

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The Current and Jacks Fork rivers are two of the finest floating rivers you'll find anywhere. Spring-fed, cold and clear they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat or fish. Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails and historic sites such as Alley Mill. Read More

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Summer Visitor Information

Facility, campgrounds, activities and visitor center information.

River Levels

River Levels

Float responsibly, check out the latest river levels before heading out.

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Current River Challenge

Current River Challenge

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On the water at Ozark

Floating Information

Canoe Rentals, Floating Information and Outfitters

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Ozark Roads and Trails Management Plan

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Things to Do

Outdoor activities, kids programs, tours, and more.

Estimated Float Times

Estimated Float Times

Plan your float accordingly

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Paddling and Hiking Essentials

Learn how to paddle and hike safely in the riverways.

Last updated: April 23, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


(573) 323-4236

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