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Our annual Thanksgiving Trail Ride at Coldwater Ranch will begin Wednesday, November 26 with dinner, and end Sunday November 30 with breakfast. We will ride daily, feast often, and enjoy visiting with our guests.
In 1894, this roller mill and one-room schoolhouse was the focal point of the Alley Spring community.
Park rangers in period costume show you how the mill worked, and how school was taught in the one-room schoolhouse. A variety of historic programs are offered.
Open June thru August.
NOTE: Alley Mill will be closed or access limited much of the summer in 2014 for restoration work. Check the website or call for details.
Family campground with 162 spaces beside the Jacks Fork River. Some sites with electricity and water. Two blocks to Alley Mill and the one-room schoolhouse. Park rangers lead hikes and campfire programs during the summer. Group rates offered. Reservations at Recreation.gov.
This rugged forest and old fields area has a hiking trail and 25 miles of field roads open to horseback riders. It also offers access to the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. The 39,325-acre area is north of Eminence and extends 15 miles west to near Summersville. It can be accessed by Routes 19 and 106, or Route D.
This spring really lives up to its name—the vivid blue water makes this Missouri spring a sight to see; well worth the half-mile walk from the parking area. The spring is 310 feet deep; that is deep enough to cover the Statue of Liberty.
At approximately 81 million gallons of water per day, this spring definitely adds its share to the Current River. Blue Spring is one of the many springs that feed the Current River.
The spring may be reached by boat/canoe from the Current River; also by hiking the trail from the parking area located off Route 106 at County Road 535, 12 mile west of Eminence—watch for the Blue Spring sign. Picnic tables are available. Don't forget your camera.
Note: The steep approach road is not paved and is not recommended for large RVs and buses.
Part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Facilities includes: 50 RV hook-ups; 60 tent sites; 26 cabins (some riverfront); a small general store; laundry facilities; and a shower house.
Great beach area.
Canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes are available for rent. On the banks of the Jacks Fork River. Open April-October.
Horseback riding by the hour or day. A ride of more than four hours includes lunch and at least two river crossings, with a chance of seeing the famous Missouri wild horses. Bring your own, or rental horses are available.
Rent one of our cabins and combine your horseback riding with canoeing for a great family vacation. Meals can be provided.
See our website for schedules, details and location or call for more information.
Rent one of our cabins and combine a trail ride with canoeing for a great family vacation. Ride our horses or bring your own. Meals can be provided.
In the fall, we offer lodging, meals, and maps to some of the area's best deer hunting spots. We are near hundreds of acres of conservation land. Shannon County consistently has one of the highest numbers of deer kills for the state.
Call for more info or see our website for schedules, details and location.
A 1,000-acre ranch, one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill; five miles from the Current River.
We offer unique lodging adventures, including our tree retreat; sheepherder's wagon; log cabins; the old red barn; and modern ranch houses for groups.
There is a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives; a three-acre lake; two miles of running streams; a nature trails; and recreation center. Most outside activities are free.
We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area; camping; horseback riding; labyrinth; hayrides; and a four-level overlook deck. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
Come visit Crystal Creek Ranch, a thousand-acre ranch, one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill; five miles from the Current River.
We offer unique lodging adventures, from a secluded tree retreat to an air-conditioned sheepherder's wagon to lake side log cabin. Restroom and showers for these accommodations are at the main hall.
The Old Red Barn, originally a milking barn for cows, was redone from the walls inward and offers two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a full bath and sleeps up to six.
And the Overlook Ranch House and Cabin Ridge House offer all the modern comforts in our peaceful, rustic setting.
There is a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives; a three-acre lake; and two miles of running streams. Most outside activities are free.
We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area; walking trails; camping; RV; horseback riding; hayrides; nature trail; horse trails; labyrinth; a four-level overlook deck; and recreation center. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
Camping/RV's Camping in the outdoors is a part of our past heritage, and allows us to really experience the beauty and spiritual nature of all God’s creation. The closer we align ourselves to this oneness by being in the outdoors, the more we may hopefully feel the peace and harmony that is nature.
We feel that Crystal Creek Ranch should be a “quality” experience, not one of “quantity.” For this reason, we limit the number of people that may be in any one area. When you reserve our campground or RV area, yours is one of only a few groups using this area, providing you with a peaceful, private and relaxed setting in which to enjoy the beauty of God’s outdoors.
Set up your tents or campers right next to the gently flowing creek, under large shade trees. Picnic tables and fire areas are provided, and there is ample space available to accommodate a large group of people or to allow your own individual private camping experience. We have a two night minimum stay.
Our RV area (with electric and water) has eight separate 30 amp. Hook-ups and is located near our Main Hall. We have limited water hookups, and no sewer available.
Restrooms, water and showers are at the Main Hall, as well as recreation and nighttime fire areas.
At Crystal Creek Equine Center, we’re proud to offer guided horseback rides and riding lessons, including a therapeutic riding program. Bring your own horse and stay at Crystal Creek Ranch. We have over ten miles of trails on the ranch and connecting trails to Horse Camp on the Jack's Fork River, Angeline Trail Head, and Ozark National Scenic Riverways Trail System.
We have a limited number of rental horses for guided trail rides around the ranch and for private horsemanship lessons.
We offer a variety of unique lodging adventures for your stay. We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area, walking trails, horse trails, camping, labyrinth, recreation center, and a four-level overlook deck. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.
This is a predominantly forest area. Facilities/features include: a picnic area, fishing jetties, Buford Pond (three acres, fishable), Blue Springs Natural Area (17 acres), Cardareva Bluff Natural Area (95 aces), and a permanent stream (Current River). The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Route 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Route 106; another is located on South Road in Ellington; the other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
Plan your family or group vacation, retreat, leadership seminar, or wilderness adventure with us. We offer lodges and campsites; an intimate setting; catered meals; retreat, trip, or vacation planning; a variety of activities; and a Christ-focused staff.
Adventures may include canoeing, caving, orienteering, climbing, rope courses, 7- to 14-day wilderness trips and other special activities.
This area contains 2,400 acres of wetlands, plus forests and some cropland. This is a waterfowl hunting area, established in conjunction with Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Facilities include: four boat ramps,; boat rentals; a boat dock; primitive camping; six fishing jetties; and an 1,800-acre lake. The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico, on Route 51.
One of the most unique outdoor adventures in Missouri. Our canopy tours include five zipline runs, three of which are more than 800 feet long; the total length of the course is more than 4,000 feet.
As you soar thru the trees, you will enjoy bird’s eye views of the Jacks Fork River, ponds, a fountain, and a 60-foot waterfall. Night zipping is available. Our website includes details, photos and online reservations.
If you are looking for an outdoor vacation, then Eminence is the place to be. Our river outfitters, horseback riding outfitters, zipline adventure, restaurants, resorts and lodges service the Current River and the Jacks Fork River.
We offer canoes, kayak and tube rentals for relaxing floats on the Jacks Fork River and the Current River. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri's largest National Park, covering 77,000 acres with 140 miles of clear, spring fed streams.
Our campground is on an Ozark hillside overlooking the Jack's Fork River valley. When floating with us, we pick you up at the front door of your cottage and at the end of your day we quickly return you to your cottage.
We have pull-thru RV sites with full hookups; tent sites; 11 cottages; and four hotel suites. The campground includes a shower house and bathroom facility. Pets welcome in the campground only. Our cottages feature private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and gas barbecue grills.
This area is predominantly forest with glades, savanna, and old fields. Facilities/features include: primitive camping and two intermittent streams (Peters Creek, Sanders Branch). The area is located four miles west of Summersville on Route 17; then turn south on Route W and go three miles before turning west on Ranch Road, and go 1.75 miles. An entrance road to the area is five miles west of Summersville on Route 17.
Canoe, kayak, raft and tube rentals on the Jacks Fork River. Shuttle service; campsite/lodging pick-up; convenience store; wood; ice; camping and fishing supplies; T-shirts; water shoes; and snacks. Located off of Route 106, six miles west of Eminence, at Alley Spring National Park campground.
Located in Eminence, our home was built in 1913 on Main Street. We offer four rooms, all with a private bath. We have free Wi-Fi, a front porch and swing, back patio with gas grill and other amenities for guests to enjoy.
A 65-unit hotel with interior corridors, free local calls and free hot breakfast featuring pancakes, biscuits and gravy and our famous cinnamon rolls.
This area is east of Bloomfield on Route E, then two miles south on County Road 517. This area is mostly forest (770 acres total), but also has 20 wildlife food plots (30 acres total), five native warm-season grass fields (60 acres total) and 101 acres of old fields. Facilities/features include: an archery range, camping, a pavilion, Holly Ridge, and Beech Springs natural areas (sand forests with acid seeps and springs).
This country inn, located four miles from the Current River, has a screened porch, pavilion and campfire pit for guests to use. Guests receive a treat each morning behind the Magic Door.
On the banks of the Jacks Fork River. We have shaded campsites for tent camping and full RV hookups with electric, water and sewer. We have a general store for groceries, camping and canoeing needs. We rent canoes, kayaks and rafts.
East on Route 106, within the city limit of Eminence. Open April 15-Oct. 20.
The hatchery is on the headwaters of the Current River. Facilities/features include: five fishing jetties, two springs (Montauk Springs, Bluff Springs), Montauk Lake (five acres), picnic areas, shelter houses, camping, interpretive programs, hiking trails, motel, and dining provided by the Department of Natural Resources at Montauk State Park. This hatchery/trout park is inside Montauk State Park, southeast of Licking. From Route 137, turn east on Route V-V and go 10 miles to Route 119. Turn right on Route 119 and watch for signs.
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