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Ozarks Beatlemania is an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic stay of The Beatles at the former Pigman Ranch in the Missouri Ozarks. Located in Alton and West Plains, MO, this event will not only celebrate the experience the Beatles had relaxing in the Missouri Ozarks but also the stories of those who remember this milestone in pop-culture history.
A Beatlemania Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Alton, Missouri town square, and will include:
Ozarks Beatlemania includes a tribute concert on September 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. featuring the Liverpool Legends, and will be held at the West Plains Civic Center. Tickets go on sale July 1, online through Ticketmaster, or at the civic center.
Reed Pigman, the owner of American Flyers Airline in Fort Worth, TX, was the contracted airlines to fly the Beatles around America on their premier tour. In September 1964, after finishing their concert in Dallas, the Beatles were given the opportunity to rest and enjoy a couple of days away from the frenzied crowds encountered in every American city on their tour at Mr. Pigman's ranch.
Like a snapshot in time, we people in the Ozarks remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the morning news on the radio and TV stations that the Beatles were staying at Pigman Ranch. Through the years, the memories and stories have not faded. We look forward to celebrating the historic days of the Beatles in the Ozarks at the Ozarks Beatlemania Festival. Please come join us!
Quiet place to stay in the beautiful Ozark Hills, close to the Eleven Point River. Clean, enjoyable family atmosphere. We have 64 tent sites with electric and water; 16 RV sites with water and electric; and some RVs available for rent. The adjacent arena holds rodeo events and concerts many weekends.
Located one-and-a-half miles from the Greer access of the Eleven Point River. Guided fishing trips are available, as well as canoes for floating one of the most scenic rivers in Missouri.
Campground open March thru October.
Visit our website for details and arena schedules.
Four individual, fully furnished cottages. Cane Bluff Lodge is two bedroom, one bath; Rose Cottage is three bedroom, one bath; Cotton Cottage is three bedroom, two baths and one-hallf bath; Ivy Cottage is three bedroom, two baths. Fully equipped Kitchens. Bed and bath linens are furnished. Short stays or long term extended stays welcome. Quiet neighborhoods. Large yards for games or sitting around the firepit. We also offer guided fly-fishing services.
Please note, rates at the cottages vary by season. From November-March rates start at $55 per night for two people and increase by $10 per additional guest; from April-October, rates start at $65 per night and increase by $10 per additional guest. Reservations are strongly recommended. Pets are allowed for an additional fee and with prior approval.
Float trips; canoes and kayaks for rent; tackle and supplies; camping; hunting and fishing licenses; guided fishing and fly-fishing. The Eleven Point is floatable year-round, with excellent fishing for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, goggle-eye, pickerel and walleye.
Hike a nine-tenths mile trail that descends to the second-largest spring in Missouri, Greer Spring, which has an average daily flow of 222 million gallons. Look for the trailhead sign on Route 19, eight miles north of Alton. Homesteaded by Thomas Simson in 1845; purchased by Samuel Greer in 1859. Activities include picknicking, floating, canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, biking trails, a backpacking trail and equestrian trails. On-site parking and vault toilets are available.
Exhibits include 200 sketches and paintings by L.L. Broadfoot. The museum's collection includes memorabilia of Jan Howard and Porter Wagoner as well as sports items of baseball greats Preacher Roe and Bill Virdon. American Indian artifacts, dating to 5,000 B.C.; antique farm implements; an Ozark still; World War I and World War II military items; and vintage clothing are also included in the displays. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m., April through October.
Mark Twain Lodging is a perfect place to stay for a quiet getaway! These newly built log cabins are very nice and have the luxuries of home while being very close to the Eleven Point River!
This recreation area offers a picnic area and 15-acre lake known for largemouth bass, sunfish, panfish and channel catfish fishing. The lake is a non-motorized area; boat motors are not allowed. An electric trolling motor is permitted. There is ample parking for picnickers and fishermen. The campground is primitive with limited picnic tables, firerings, grills and lantern posts. A vault toilet is provided. No drinking water is available.
There is hiking at McCormack Lake Recreation Area. This is a trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, which ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area and also connects to Ozark Trail. McCormack Lake Recreation Area is located on paved Forest Road 3155 off of Highway 19.
In the mid-1800s, Father John Hogan (an Irish priest) lead a group of Irish immigrants to this area, desiring to escape oppression in St. Louis. During the Civil War, Union and Confederate soldiers raided the settlement. After the war, Father Hogan and his group had mysteriously disappeared; nothing remains.
Encompassing 16,277 acres of dense forest and undulating topography, The Irish is Missouri's largest Wilderness Area, where outdoor enthusiasts find hiking and backpacking opportunities and primitive camping. You’ll find sinkholes; streams that disappear below ground only to reappear downstream; bluffs; and breathtaking views of the Eleven Point River.
From the Camp Five Pond Trailhead, the Whites Creek Trail (rated moderate) weaves its way through hardwood forest, dry creek beds, springs, glades, grasslands and hillsides for a distance of 18.6 miles to the Eleven Point River. Along the Eleven Point you will find Whites Creek Cave. Horses are permitted. Motorized/mechanized vehicles are not allowed. At Camp Five Pond Trailhead there is a picnic area and a vault toilet. Check the area’s website for details, a map, and restrictions.
The U.S. Congress designated the Irish Wilderness in 1984. (Note: In 1968, a 44.4-mile portion of the Eleven Point River was one of eight U.S. rivers originally listed in the National Wild and Scenic River System.)
Two crucial rules: 1> Do Not Carry in Your Own Firewood! (Moving firewood around the country spreads forest pests like the Emerald Ash Borer and Gypsy Moth.) 2> On and near any waterway, glass containers and glass bottles of any kind, and all foam-type food and beverage coolers are prohibited by Missouri law.
Note: the address and phone shown are for the Mark Twain National Forest office responsible for this wilderness area; however, the map pointer indicates the approximate location of the Wilderness Area.
This is the official website of the Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association. The association is a not-for-profit organization of paddlesports outfitters, dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources. We strive to protect the safety of customers by promoting our sport through education about safety and skills of paddling.
The site provides information about Missouri's rivers and floatable streams; displays ads from members; includes a directory of members (with links to their websites); and has a detailed map of floatable rivers.
The Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association is a volunteer organization and does not have an actual headquarters. The physical address provided is not affiliated with a single canoe outfitter or campground. Please visit the association website for a list of outfitters.
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