More Recreational Centennial Workshops

Historic Klepzig Mill
Mill Mountain Discovery Hike, September 24th, 2016. Participants will hike the 1.5 miles of the Ozark Trail through the diverse and beautiful Mill Mountain Natural Area while stopping to see the land through the eyes of its pioneer inhabitants. Participants will discover the flora, fauna, historic feature and geographic diversity that make this area of the Ozark Natural Scenic Riverways unique. Participation in this hike will last from 8:30 A.M.—11:30 A.M., is limited to the first 20 hikers and preregistration is required. Please contact Ranger Dena Matteson at 573-323-8028 to register and for more information.
Craig McCord's Picture of Alley Branch
Craig McCord Photography

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Ozark Riverways Photography Workshop, October 15th and 16th, 2016. There are few places as photogenic or that offer as many unique photographic opportunities as the Ozark Riverways. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is offering a free photography workshop to be held at Alley Spring. Craig McCord of Craig McCord Photography will be conducting the workshop series . Participants can expect to have a half day shooting at Alley Spring and a half day of shooting at Klepzig Mill. Participation will be limited to 12 individuals each day on first call reservation basis and participants can only make reservations for one day. Interested participants will need to call Ranger Josh Chilton at (573)-226-3945 to reserve their spot in the workshop and receive criteria for the workshop.
Historic picture of men in boat gigging for fish
Gigs and Ghost, October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. In cooperation with the Missouri Conservation Department and the Shannon County Museum the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is offering participants the opportunity to try their hand at the Ozark tradition of river gigging. On Saturday October 29th, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, MDC and members of the community will host a storytelling session around a bonfire at Round Spring for participants before they head out on the river to gig starting at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday October 30th, participants in the Saturday night gigging program will be encourage to visit the Shannon County Museum in Eminence from 1:00 P.M-3:00 P.M. for a small sucker fish fry. Participants must preregister and participation is limited to 30 individuals, participants can learn more by calling Ranger Dave Tobey at (573)-323-8093.
A view of Prairie Hollow Gorge
Prairie Hollow Gorge Exploration Hike, November 5th, 2016. Join a Ranger for a guided interpretive hike of what has been called the "hidden gem" of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Experience the awe inspiring views, photographic opportunities and appreciation of the geographic forces that created the gorge millions of years ago. Participants must preregister and registration is limited to 15 individuals. For details and to register please call Ranger Josh Chilton at (573)-226-3945
The pristine Current River
Winter Paddling Clinic and First Day Float, December 31st and January 1st. This program will be held in partnership between the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and the Missouri State Parks. Participants will be educated on the proper equipment, safety and techniques of winter paddling. There will be a n ACA exhibit and break out session at Echo Bluff State Park starting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m participants will float from Pulltite to Current River State Park and then have the opportunity to enjoy the warmth of a bonfire on the gravel bar. This is a free event, for more information please contact Ranger Dave Tobey at (573)-323-8093

Last updated: April 12, 2016

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