Ozark National Scenic Riverways

National Park Service, Missouri.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The Current and Jacks Fork rivers are two of the finest floating rivers found anywhere. Spring-fed, cold and clear: they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat, or fish. Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails, and historic sites such as Alley Mill.

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Park Headquarters for Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Administrative Offices Only - No Visitor Center) is located at 404 Watercress Drive in Van Buren, Missouri. It is located at the corner of Watercress Drive and Main Street, across the street from the Van Buren Public School complex. Visitor centers are located at Big Spring Entrance Station (3 miles south of Van Buren on MO Route 103), Alley Spring (12185 Alley Hollow Road), and Round Spring (13209 Round Spring Campground Rd).

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