Two Rivers Salem to Blue Spring, MO

Eminence, Missouri

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A 64-mile drive that starts at Salem and travels south into the scenic river hills of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. The highway travels across a broad, gently rolling upland plains, that is part of the Salem Plateau. As you head south, the plateau is deeply dissected by rugged hills whose steep slopes drain into spring-fed streams. Some of the largest springs in the United States—even in the world—are within this region. Special attractions: Alley and Round Springs, Current and Jacks Fork rivers, Devils Well, Akers Ferry, Blue Spring Natural Area, Rocky Falls, Ozark Trail, and Virgin Pine Forest; scenic views, fall and spring colors, hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, fishing, hunting, and large springs. (Exceptional drive for fall colors in October and white-flowering dogwoods in April.)This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving the Ozarks

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Scenic Driving the Ozarks

by Don Kurz (Falcon Guides)

A 64-mile drive that starts at Salem and travels south into the scenic river hills of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. The highway travels across a broad, gently rolling upland plains, that is part of the Salem Plateau. As you head south, the plateau is deeply dissected by rugged hills whose steep slopes drain into spring-fed streams. Some of the largest springs in the United States—even in the world—are within this region.

Special attractions: Alley and Round Springs, Current and Jacks Fork rivers, Devils Well, Akers Ferry, Blue Spring Natural Area, Rocky Falls, Ozark Trail, and Virgin Pine Forest; scenic views, fall and spring colors, hiking, canoeing, swimming, camping, fishing, hunting, and large springs. (Exceptional drive for fall colors in October and white-flowering dogwoods in April.)This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Don Kurz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Eminence
Distance: 64
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Montauk State Park; Jam Up Cave and Prairie Hollow Gorge Natural Areas; Kelpzig Mill (National Park Service)
Driving Directions: Directions to Two Rivers: Salem to Blue Spring, MO

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