Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Two of America's clearest spring-fed rivers combine to create the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in the rolling, forested landscape of Akers.

Visitors to the campground enjoy various water activities, as well as hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

This group campground is open year round with limited facilities in the off season.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways have over 300 identified caves within its boundaries. The caves range in size from a rock overhang to almost seven miles of identified passages. Eight caves, including an open sinkhole, have been designated as outstanding natural features.

The Ozark forest is mostly White oak and Shortleaf pine, Missouri's only native pine species. Along the rivers, Sycamores, Cottonwoods, River birch and maples are common.

Redbud and dogwood are also abundant, putting on a spectacular show during most spring months.

Nearby Attractions

Scenic Round Spring Cave is nearby, with ranger-guided tours offered daily during summer months. Historic and picturesque Alley Mill and Alley Spring are nearby. The mill is open daily in the summer and ranger-offered tours are available upon request.


The crystal-clear Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Over 130 miles of waterways exist within the park. Canoe and kayak rentals and outfitters can be found nearby.

Several miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the region, include the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail and Big Springs Trail.

Contact Information


HCR 1 Box 455 JADWIN MO 65501

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 573-323-4236

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Akers Campground is 20 miles (32 km) south of Salem, Missouri. From Salem, take Highway 19 south 4 miles (6.4 km). Turn right on Highway KK for 16 miles (26 km) to Akers Group Campground. The campground is 1/2 mile (.8 km) north of Akers Ferry (junction of Highways K and KK).

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