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Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways is located in Missouri. To visit Ozark National Scenic Riverways on your trip to Van Buren, use our Van Buren trip itinerary planner.
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  • I have been here many times before, usually during off-season when the canoeists are scarce. The stunning springs, the multi-hued transparent water, the watercress, the cliffs, the songbirds, etc. kee...  more »
  • We only needed to visit this Park to complete all the Parks in Missouri. We were also interested in getting our Park stamps. Our first stop at Round Springs - the visitor's center was closed but we ha...  more »
  • We weren't sure what to expect with this park, but we were beyond impressed with all the different offerings. Big Spring, Blue Spring, and Round Spring were all amazing. We'll make a point to return s...  more »
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  • Just a beautiful spot in the Missouri Ozarks. So many things to see and do, and the scenery is spectacular. Fall here is amazing, but anytime of year is great ... in summer you can float down one of the incredible rivers, eat good food, and just relax without interference from the rest of the world.
  • The river is beautiful but it has one rotten apple that does spoil the whole bunch, in Missouri politics have made the river a party haven for beer drinkers since the 60's. Look at the images? The aisles in your church are less crowded. They have this lobbying group in Missouri for Canoe/Float operators and collectively they made a disgrace out the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, it's for partying and drunkenness. Peeing in the river is the favorite pass time. This is exactly the kind of activity you can have in a Water Park, where the water is contained, filtered and recycled. This is nature, pure, pristine, crystal clean clear water, made by nature and some of the oldest mountains in North America. And so it gets turned into an amusement park ride with canoe renters and beer, since I was 12 years old I have been going and that's 50 years. If you are a naturalist, conservationist, and/or a purist in outdoor discovery and appreciation then here's a complete disgrace in natural habitat preservation and management. This river has more urine than water on any Sunday in the Summer, go there and see the huge crowds, what could be more fun then sharing a float with THOUSANDS of other people at a time? Interstate highways have less traffic then these rivers, it's non-stop floaters for miles and miles ... all because business people demand to rent more canoes and the river itself is a far second to the party crowd and canoe livery people
  • One of Missouri's hidden gems. I grew up there for the first half of my life & never went on my first float trip until this year. Hit Eminence & thank me later.
  • I cannot rave about this place enough. The waters are so clear, you can see schools of fish, crayfish, snails, plants. Even in areas where the river is deep, you can see the bottom. I honestly felt like I was in the rainforest, with the lush growth hanging over the edge of the water and all the wildlife. Ferns were growing out of cliffsides, flowers were in bloom everywhere. I have to say this was a truly magical experience. Unforgettable.
  • Big Spring is incredible to see. The water is a beautiful blue. If you're just driving by, you even have a clear view of it from the parking lot so there's no reason not to swing by. On top of the beautiful scenery, they even had spotless restroom facilities!