Ozark National Scenic Riverways Announces Extended Season for Campgrounds

Round Spring campground NPS Photo by ODonnell
Round Spring Campground

NPS Photo by Bill O'Donnell

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News Release Date: October 1, 2014

Contact: Lisa Figge, 573-323-8144

VAN BUREN, MO– Superintendent Bill Black announced today that Ozark National Scenic Riverways will extend the operating season for the park’s developed campgrounds beyond October 15. There will be restrooms with running water available in each developed campground, as well as sites with electric hookups in several campgrounds. In the past, electric sites have been unavailable during the winter months.

The fee for non-electric sites will be $12.00 per night. For electric sites the fee will be $15.00 per night. Campsites will be available on a first come, first served basis. After October 15, back-country campsites will be available at no charge.

 At Big Spring Campground, non-electric sites will be provided in the 100 Loop, with electric sites available in the 200 Loop. At Alley Spring Campground, non-electric sites will be provided in the 100 Loop, with electric sites available in the 600 Loop. At Round Spring Campground, non-electric campsites 2-14 will be open and campsites E1-E6 will be available with electric hookups. At Pulltite Campground, non-electric campsites 2-14 will be open.  

During the winter season, trash disposal will be available at a central location in each campground. Shower facilities will be closed due to reduced levels of maintenance staff throughout the park. 

Big Spring Campground will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety during two managed deer hunts that are being conducted in the Big Spring area. The Wounded Warrior Mobility Impaired hunt will be heldNovember 8-9. A managed archery hunt will be held December 12-14.

For more information, visit the park’s Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar or phone (573)323-4236.



Last updated: April 10, 2015

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