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 found 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

A group of park rangers walk towards a red mill.
Summer Visitor Information

Planning a trip to the park? Start here!

Two gentlemen next to a small fire ring at a campsite, tents and a truck are in the background
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.

An accessible trail surrounded by fall colors.
Hiking Information

Learn about trails and hiking tips for the Ozarks.

A jonboat glides down a river.
Horsepower Limits

Read about upcoming changes to horsepower limits within the park.

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.

A moss sided gravel trail in the woods
Roads and Trails Management Plan

Alternative B Preferred Alternative Plan for Implementation

Last updated: June 2, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


(573) 323-4236
Call (573) 323-4236 for Big Spring Entrance Station, located south of Van Buren, MO. Call (573) 226-3945 for the Alley Spring General Store, located west of Eminence, MO. Call (573) 858-3297 for Round Spring Ranger Station, located north of Eminence, MO.

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