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Photography Hike at Big Spring on August 4th

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Date: July 27, 2018
Contact: Cathy Runge, 573-323-4806
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

Van Buren, MO:  Join a Park Ranger and a nature photographer for a guided nature photography lesson on Saturday, August 4th at 9 a.m. The hike will begin at Big Spring, and participants can expect to explore the nearby area for scenic views.  Participants should plan to hike approximately ½-mile. 

There are few places that offer as many unique photographic opportunities as Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Hiking with a camera gives you a chance to capture unexpected natural wonders and is sure to bring out your creative side. Bring your own camera equipment and try out techniques used by professional nature photographers. Capture picturesque views and learn about the area's natural history. 

Participants should come prepared with sturdy hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, including rain gear in case of light rain. In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the hike will be canceled. In addition, hikers may wish to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

This event is free and will be enjoyable for all ages. Big Spring is located four miles south of Van Buren, Missouri, on State Route 103.  For more information, call Park Ranger Cathy Runge at 573-323-4806 or e-mail us.  

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more information visit, or call 573-323-4236.
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Last updated: July 30, 2018

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