The horsepower limits listed below are currently being reviewed and may be adjusted based on the park's 2014 General Management Plan. For more information and to comment on the proposed change to horsepower regulation, click here.

Horsepower Limits*

Personal watercraft (skidoos, jetskis, etc,) are prohibited in the park, as well as, all other inboard powered vessels.

AREA Limit
Two Rivers upstream to Round Spring (Lower Access) 40 HP
Above Round Spring Lower Access (Except above Akers from May 1 - September 15 10 HP Maximum) 25 HP
Two Rivers upstream to Alley Spring Campground Access

40 HP

Above Alley Spring Campground Access(Except above Bay Creek from March 1 to Saturday before Memorial Day - 10 HP)

25 HP
Two Rivers downstream to Big Spring John boat landing

40 HP

Big Spring Johnboat Landing downstream to park boundary No limit

Notes: These regulations went into effect October 1, 1993

*Horsepower measurements are the industry standard as measured at the propeller shaft.
Vessels are limited to an outboard motor only. Personal watercraft (skidoos, jetskis, etc,) are prohibited in the park.

These limitations do not apply from two miles above to two miles below the cities of Van Buren and Eminence, or outside the boundaries of Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Last updated: June 14, 2021

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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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