Operating Hours & Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons

Ozark NSR is open year around. We welcome you to visit the unique cultural and natural resources and experience them for yourself. For your convenience, we have multiple Visitor Information Centers available within the park. Van Buren Headquarters and Visitor Information Center is open year round on weekdays, and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Headquarters and Visitor information Center are closed on Federal Holidays from October through April. The Superintendent's Office is located at Park Headquarters at 404 Watercress Drive in Van Buren, Missouri. Alley Spring and Round Spring Visitor Information Centers are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also, EASTERN NATIONAL, a cooperating non-profit association, sells books and other items representative of the natural and cultural resources of the Ozark region and the park. Visit our online bookstore.
"In this sometimes turbulent world, the river is a cosmic symbol of durability and destiny; awesome, but steadfast. In this period of deep national concern, I wish everyone could live for a while beside a great river. - (Helen Hayes, Actress)

Last updated: January 17, 2017

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965


(573) 323-4236

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