News releases are the official source of information for happenings within Ozark National Scenic Riverways. When applicable, these stories are also posted to local newspapers and social media pages.

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For questions or concerns regarding park news releases, contact our Public Information Officer, Dena Matteson, via e-mail or at (573) 323-4814.

"In spite of the durability of rock-walled canyons and the surging power of cataracting water, the wild river is a fragile thing-the most fragile portion of the wilderness country. "- (John Craighead, Biologist and one of the architects of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act)

Last updated: February 13, 2024

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