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

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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Camping Information

Camping at Ozarks is a fun activity for the whole family.

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Ozark Roads and Trails Management Plan

Comment on the Preliminary Alternatives for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Roads and Trails Management Plan.

Big Spring CCC Lodge

Big Spring Lodge and Cabin Restoration

The latest information on the restoration of the Historic Civilian Conservation Corps Dining Lodge and Cabins at Big Spring.

Estimated Float Times

Estimated Float Times

Plan your float accordingly

On the water at Ozark

Floating Information

Canoe Rentals, Floating Information and Outfitters

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Ranger Programs & Activites

A visit to a national park wouldn't be the same without a Ranger Program! Join a ranger for one of these daily activities.

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Kids and Educators

Be sure to check the offerings the Ozark National Scenic Riverways has for youth and educational organizations.

Last updated: August 31, 2019

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P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


(573) 323-4236

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