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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Total Eclipse in the Ozarks!

On April 8, 2024, a total eclipse will cover most of the park! Visit this page to learn about our eclipse event at Big Spring.

A wide river flows between rocky bluffs and wooded hills. There is beautiful fall color all around.
Fall / Winter Visitor Information

Camping, facilities, and visitor center information.

An accessible trail surrounded by fall colors.
Hiking Information

Learn about trails and hiking tips for the Ozarks.

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Camping Information

Learn about camping in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

A group of kayakers pull off to the side of a river.
Floating in the Ozarks

Find an outfitter and get on the river!

River Levels
River Levels

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

Two red canoes float in shallow water. There are two adults, two kids, and a dog.
Estimated Float Times

Plan the timing for your ideal float trip.

Watercolor artwork representing the restoration of Big Spring Dining Lodge with stone and wood
Big Spring Lodge and Cabins Restoration

Learn about progress, design choices, and historic influence on this restoration project.

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Roads and Trails Management Plan

Alternative B Preferred Alternative Plan for Implementation

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


573 323-4236

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