ozark national scenic riverways Trails

To find trails in ozark national scenic riverways, select a region or trail below.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Alley Spring Nature Trails :: Eminence, MO

Located just minutes from the small base camp town of Eminence Alley Spring offers nature lovers an ideal spot to spend an hour or an entire day. Alley Spring offers a picnic area, historic buildings, horseback riding trails, and hiking trails.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Spring Branch Trail :: Van Buren, MO

Located just south of Van Buren, Big Spring offers hikers and sightseers an amazing opportunity. The spring is the largest in Missouri, considered by many to be the largest in the United States, and one of the largest springs in the world. The Spring

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Powder Mill to Blue Spring on the Current River :: West Plains, MO

The Osage Indians were said to have called it Spring of the Summer Sky. Dissolved limestone and dolomite, combined with the 310 foot depth of the spring, gives it that sky-blue hue. The National Park Service brochure illustrates the depth of the spri

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Big Spring Double Loop :: West Plains, MO

This hike combines the Spring Branch Trail and a portion of the Stone Ridge Trail. Big Spring is one of those hikes that shouldn’t be rushed because you’ll want to allow plenty of gawking time. See the largest spring in Missouri and one of the three

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Alley Spring and Mill :: West Plains, MO

This little trail packs a lot of scenery into 2 miles. You’ll be immersed in beauty every step of the way. Alley Spring, managed by the National Park Service, is a deep blue and ?ows across beautiful rocky cascades into Alley Branch. Alley Mill is a

Big Spring: Van Buren to Big Spring, MO :: Van Buren, MO

A 7-mile drive beginning in Van Buren, crossing the Current River following the Forest Service’s Skyline Drive, and ending at Big Spring. Van Buren is the headquarters for the National Park Service’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The riverways sys

Big Spring :: Van Buren, MO

Big Spring’s history as a public recreation area dates to 1924, when it became one of Missouri’s first state parks. In 1969 Missouri donated this jewel to the National Park Service to be part of the newly established Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Jack's Fork River: The Prongs to the Current River :: Mountain View , MO

The Jack’s Fork Rive, the major tributary of the Current River, offers approximately 46 miles of canoeable water. The two rivers make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, administered by the National Park Service. Expect a remote wilderness experi

Current River-Akers Ferry to Pulltite :: Eminence, MO

A classic section in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, this 9.5-mile class I float includes paddling past Cave Spring, one of the most unique in the Ozarks, where cool groundwater discharges from a river-level cave. Consider a side excursion to ne

Jacks Fork-Buck Hollow to Rymers :: Mountain View, MO

With a canyon-like valley, the Jacks Fork is a highlight of the Missouri Ozarks. Jam Up Cave has arguably the most dramatic cave entrance in the state and is found on this 9.4-mile run through Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Typically a winter a

Bay Creek :: Van Buren, MO

Bay Creek is a bit of a secret. In conversations about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, I learned about Alley Spring, Big Spring, and several other more popular campgrounds along the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. Bay Creek is only briefly ment

Alley Spring :: Van Buren, MO

Alley Spring may be a big campground, but it’s a wonderful place to camp in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. It’s not merely a pretty place on the Jacks Fork River, but a historical one as well. The Alley community once thrived in this river

Logyard And Gooseneck Primitive Campgrounds :: Van Buren, MO

Logyard and Gooseneck are two separate campgrounds located 35 river-miles from each other on the Current River. In the southern part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways the Current is a wide, deep, and clear stream, and these two camps are fine pl

Two Rivers :: Van Buren, MO

Two Rivers is the smallest developed campground on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. With its 22 individual sites and two group camps scattered among the trees, its atmosphere is comfortably intimate. Everything you need for a campout—water, res

Round Spring :: Van Buren, MO

Long before there was an Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missourians realized that Round Spring was a treasure. In 1924 this jewel near the banks of the Current River became one of Missouri’s first state parks. Named for the shape of the pool from

Two Rivers Campground :: Eminence, MO

Two Rivers is the smallest developed campground on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. With its 19 individual sites and two group camps scattered among the trees, its atmosphere is comfortably intimate. Everything you need for a campout—water, restr

Logyard :: Van Buren, MO

In the southern part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the Current is a wide, deep, and clear stream, and Logyard is a fine place to enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing, or swimming in this beautiful river. Logyard is a tiny primitive campground w

Current River-Pulltite to Round Spring :: Eminence, MO

A 9-mile class I float with on-river access to Pulltite Spring and the preserved historic Pulltite Cabin. Combine with the previous chapter, camp at Pulltite, and toss in a ranger-led lantern tour of Round Springs, and you have a classic paddling d