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Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Credit: Chris Kilcullen

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is America’s first congressionally designated national park for the preservation of a wild river system. The park encompasses more than 80,000 acres around two of America’s clearest and most beautiful spring-fed rivers: the Current River and its major tributary, the Jacks Fork River.

These rivers flow through pristine Ozark countryside, along towering bluffs and beside open pasture lands. Camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing, exploring and just plain relaxing are the name of the game here. The park is famous as an area of exceptional caves and springs; more than 300 of each are known to exist in the park.

NOTE: The address shown and the location shown on the map are for the park’s administrative headquarters.

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404 Watercress Drive
Van Buren, MO 63965

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