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Join the park naturalist to watch bald eagles glide across the skies above the Montauk valley. View an active eagle’s nest in the park.
A spotting scope and binoculars are available, but guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and cameras.
Dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at the Stone Picnic Shelter at Montauk State Park. Call for more info.
The Eagle Days events take place on these two dates ONLY.
The 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (headquartered in Salem) serves as the second event on the Rally America National eight-round Championship calendar. Teams from coast to coast race through the Ozark foothills, to crown winners in five performance classes.
Performance rallying is one of the world’s most challenging and popular motor sports. Unlike any other type of car racing, rally teams must face a “track” which is unknown to them, consisting of rugged, unpaved roads, across terrain ranging from deserts to mountains, including sand, gravel, mud and, occasionally, snow.
At the start, the co-driver/navigator is handed route instructions containing exact mileages and course directions. For a day and a night – sometimes several days – the team’s task is to drive as fast as possible along every “racing” section, with only the “transit” sections in-between to repair their vehicles and relax. Racing full-speed, on unfamiliar dirt roads, requires courage, teamwork, an incredibly tough vehicle, and a sideways-through-the-corners driving style that is thrilling to watch.
Rally cars are all street licensed and registered; usually compact sport sedans. The fastest are turbo-charged for extra power and all-wheel-drive for traction — real cars, on real roads, driven at difficult-to-believe speeds.
See our website for details.
NOTE: the address shown is the Salem Chamber of Commerce office.
The Salem Christmas Parade of Lights celebrates the festivities and sparkle of the holidays. This parade through downtown speaks to your heart, as you experience the lights and the decorations of the Christmas season.
No matter the weather - come and celebrate the magic. The parade begins at the corner of South Grand and Franklin streets; it ends at the Dent County Courthouse.
We offer two guestrooms with queen-sized beds, private bath, fireplace and sitting area. We serve house-made cookies, snacks, beverages and a full hot breakfast.
Guests enjoy the eight-person hot tub and four acres of wooded grounds. Our library contains books on local history, old campus yearbooks and other topics.
A work space, with Wi-Fi and a printer, is provided. Within 25 miles of the Inn, you can visit wineries, fish for trout at Maramec Spring, and take a float trip on a spring-fed stream.
This is the last two-car ferry operating in Missouri. The ferry takes you across the Current River on Route K at Akers. The ferry is operated by Akers Ferry Canoe Rental. The fee is $4 per car or $5 for a vehicle and trailer.
Contact for special rates for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Camping, RV sites and cabins available. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft rental and floating on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.
Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft floats. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot showers, modern restrooms and electric hook-ups. Camping, RV sites and cabins available. You can cross the Current River on the ferry. Located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, 21 miles south of Salem, off Route 19, at the junction of Routes K and KK.
This is a 1930s village, including: Bo's Conoco, a fully functional service station; the feed and hardware store; Granny's barbecue and jerky; gift shop; post office; telegraph Office; barber shop; hoosegow; outhouse; and the Lost Cause Mine.
Walk through the village at your own pace. Ride in a Model A Ford; see a ram pump in action; pump water from the well; see a working windmill; shell and grind corn; feed the chickens. Pet the donkeys. In the restoration barn, see the memorabilia room and see a Model A being restored. Reservations needed for restoration barn.
Ellena will pack your lunch. Uncle Bones will put it in the Model A Bus and drive you to Ashley Creek to eat lunch at the picnic tables; then he will pick you up in thirty minutes to continue your ride. There is a fee for rides and restoration barn. Bo's Hollow is two miles south of Montauk State Park on County Road 6630-6633. A $5 purchase required.
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 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.
This home is filled with Ozark History. The home was built in 1895 and has all the original woodwork. The first two floors are furnished as they would have been when the house was built.
The third floor houses special collections. Several original outbuildings are on the grounds, including a smokehouse/cellar and an open carriage shed. On the back porch, there is an exact reproduction, although smaller, of the Liberty Bell. It is one of a limited number cast in honor of our nation's Bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Tucked between colorful Ozark hills, Dillard Mill, bult in 1900, is one of Missouri’s best-preserved examples of a water-powered gristmill. The red mill overlooking the spring-fed Huzzah Creek makes a picturesque place to picnic and hike. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than age 6 admitted free.
We offer a relaxing floatas on the Jacks Fork River and the Current River. 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. We pick you up at the front door of your cottage and at the end of your float, we quickly return you to your cottage. Our cottages feature private bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and gas barbecue grills.
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.
An RV Park and convenience store located at the junction of Route 119 & Route VV, one half mile from Montauk State Park. The RV Park accommodates all campers. Full hook-up water, sewer and electric at every site. We offer a 10 percent senior discount, and extended stay discounts. Free Wi-Fi available on most sites.
Our store is stocked with fishing tackle, worms, supplies, grocery and sundry items, wine, beer, liquor, ice, soda and snacks. We have a propane refill station. Weekends are special treats because our small deli offers fantastic sandwiches and made-from-scratch pies. We do take special orders for pies. The Current River is one of the most popular and pristine rivers in Missouri to float, kayak, swim and fish.
A fully-furnished log cabin in the woods. Ideal accommodation for families floating the Current River. Contains one bedroom and a sleeping loft accessed by ladder. The cabin accommodates six. No smoking.
This self-guided walking tour of the downtown area of Salem, and the old residential area, features 63 historic homes and buildings. Photos and historic descriptions of each site are posted on a plaque at the nearest utility pole. A brochure containing a map and describing the tour is available at the start of the tour near the Courthouse in Salem, or it can be obtained at the Visitors Center at 200 S. Main St. in Salem.
Rooms feature deluxe pillow-top mattresses. Off of I-44, exit 184; one mile from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Country Regional Medical Center.
This area covers 13,503 acres in northeast Dent County and is located between Salem and Steelville. The entrance to the area is off Route 19. The area is mostly forested, but also includes food plots, ponds, and a 350-acre warm-water fish hatchery, which provides channel catfish, bluegill, and bass for stocking throughout the state. The area contains an intricate mosaic of dolomite glades and chert savannas with open-grown trees on exposed slopes.
We invite you to enjoy the beauty, fun and adventure on a float trip on the famous Current River. Jadwin Canoe Rental offers various different float trips on the Current.
We furnish Old Town and Alumacraft canoes; Old Town and Jackson one person sit-on-top kayaks; Jackson two person sit-on-top kayaks; Star four- to six-person rafts and one person tubes; and cooler tubes.
We provide a Coast Guard approved life jacket for each person in the canoe, kayak and raft. We provide transportation to and from the river. There is no group too big or too small.
Jason Place is two miles from the Current River and from the last two-car passenger ferry in Missouri. Tent sites, RV sites, electric and water hookups, tent camping, swimming pool, volleyball courts, general store and restaurant (open weekends only Memorial Day through Labor Day). Canoe rental available.
Loggers Lake Campground offers 14 campsites around a 22-acre lake. Fire rings and tables are available; 10 picnic sites. There is a one-mile hiking trail. Electric motors only. Parking, $2. Campground open April 21-Oct. 30. The field office for this campground is located at 1301 S. Main St. in Salem. The campground is located in the Mark Twain National Forest, about eight miles southwest of Bunker.
A not-hosted guesthouse: four bedrooms; two bath; large open kitchen/living room; fully equipped kitchen; screened back porch; carport; washer/dryer; central air/heat; and fireplace. Sleeps 9.
Located one mile north of Salem, a short distance from the Current River and Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Montauk State Park, Indian Trail Conservation Area, and Mark Twain National Forest.
Our six cozy cabins are situated next to Montauk State Park, one of the most popular trout fishing parks in Missouri. Fish and/or enjoy your float trips on the Current River.
Each cabin has: two full size beds w/blankets, sheets, pillows; full bathrooms with towels and some handmade goats milk soap that we make; full kitchen with pans, plates, cups, flatware; dish soap; salt & pepper; paper towels & napkins; oven mitts; microwave; toaster; coffee maker w/filters; two decks of playing cards; alarm clock-radio; picnic table; barbecue grill; fire pit; grill utensils.
Tents and RVs are prohibited, unless given prior permission. As of 2014 all the beds in our cabins come with a 3" Memory Foam Mattress topper for additional comfort! You can also TEXT us at (573) 247-9224.
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.
The seven springs within Montauk State Park form the headwaters of the Current River. Regular stocking of rainbow trout provides excellent fishing. Trout fishing season runs from March-Oct. 31. The park, 21 miles southwest of Salem, features an old gristmill, campgrounds, cabins, a new fourplex, a motel, a dining lodge, hiking and picnicking.
The park features basic and electric campsites. There are shower-houses, a dump station and coin-operated laundry. The park's seven springs form the headwaters of the Current River. Regular stocking of rainbow trout provides excellent fishing during trout season, March-October. The park features dining, hiking trails, an old gristmill and picnicking. Camping reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
This park has cabins, fourplex units and motel rooms. There are coin-operated laundries. The park's seven springs form the headwaters of the Current River. Regular stocking of rainbow trout provides excellent fishing during trout season, March-October. The park features dining, hiking trails, an old gristmill and picnicking.
Information and displays on the nature and culture of the Missouri Ozarks. Publications and handmade crafts are available. Special exhibits are featured March through December.
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