Home to many of Missouri's spring-fed streams and crystal clear waters, Southeast Missouri truly is a haven for nature lovers. The extreme southeastern corner, known as the “Bootheel” because of its shape, is rich in Missouri history and agriculture. Southeast Missouri gives you the feel of the Deep South with the southern drawls, cotton fields and home cooking. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways are also home to some of the most beautiful countryside and trails and streams in the country. So, whether your family is hiking, exploring caves or floating down a winding stream, you'll never want to leave the region.
Go back and see how it all began. From Altenburg to West Plains and everywhere in between.
Take the scenic route
The riverways and Ozark Mountains of Southeast Missouri offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.