For Kids

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Activities For Kids

The park offers a variety of activities in the summer months, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

These include evening slide shows every Friday and Saturday at Big Spring, Alley Spring, Round Spring and Pulltite Campgrounds during the summer months.

Other activities, including nature hikes and special events occur each summer. These change every year, so check park bulletin boards once you arrive for latest schedules.
Online Junior Ranger Activities!

Junior Ranger Program
Pick up a Junior Ranger book at any Ranger Station, Alley Mill, or at any campground. Do the activities in the booklet and you'll receive a handsome Junior Ranger badge.

Teachers should check out our Environmental Education Programs by clicking here. Special programs are available for school groups. Please call for details: (573) 323-4814.

I"f you grew up in the country, chances are you have fond memories of lazy days down by a river, creek or pond." - (Darlene Donaldson, "The River" in Country Magazine)

Last updated: December 22, 2023

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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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