Temporary Restriction of Public Use in the Lower Current District within Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Date: January 11, 2017
Contact: Kimberly Houf, 573-323-4941
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

VAN BUREN, MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will be conducting helicopter operations to assist culling feral hogs. All hiking trails, day-use areas, and campgrounds south of Big Spring will be closed January 16 and 17 for public health and safety during this operation.   

This temporary closure includes all National Park Service sites on both sides of the Current River between the mouth of Big Spring and the park’s southern boundary at Gooseneck, and restricts hunting and trapping activities on those dates. All culling activities will occur on public lands. Big Spring and the nearby campground, pavilions, and boat launch will not be affected and will remain open to the public.

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

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.


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Last updated: January 11, 2017

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