The rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains offer some of the best outdoor recreations in all of the Midwest. The Ozark National Scenic River ways and the Mark Twain National Forest have naturally beautiful areas surrounded by springs, lakes, and rivers allowing plenty of recreational opportunities.
(kayak or canoe)
Horse Trail Rides
(primarly deer & turkey)
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More than just rivers...
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
The Current and Jacks Fork rivers are two of the finest floating rivers you’ll find anywhere. Spring-fed, cold, and clear they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat, or fish.
Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails, and historic sites such as Alley Mill.
Mark Twain National Forest
Encompassing 1.5 million acres of beautiful public land in 29 counties in Missouri, Mark Twain National Forest maintains a healthy, working forest and restores Missouri’s natural communities.
Mark Twain National Forest has a wide range of popular recreation opportunities. The forest has over 750 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorized use.
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Montauk State Park
Located at the headwaters of the famed Current River, this is the place you want to be. The perfect place for fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, or just relaxing with friends and family.
You can even get a tour of the gristmill, built-in 1896, experience the past, and learn about the history of the Ozark region.
Take a float down...
Big Piney River
The Big Piney River offers 21 miles of water to enjoy floating, fishing, and swimming.
There are several river access on National Forest lands and others on the Missouri Department of Conservation.
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Eleven Point River
The Eleven Point River was established in 1968 as a 44-mile scenic river, free of impoundments with a largely undeveloped shoreline and watershed.
Meander through the picturesque Ozark hills of southern Missouri. Through shadows of steep bluffs, sloping forested valleys, and low-lying riparian ecosystems.
A place to gather...
Alley Mill was home, farm, and school for people who lived here a century ago. Dances, baseball games, and roller skating were all part of Alley’s busier days. John Knotts purchased the 80-acre site in 1902 and diversified the enterprises to include a well-stocked store and blacksmith shop.
Take a step into history with a tour of Alley Mill.
Take a walk through...
Sitting on the ridge above Greer Spring the Greer Mill was built in 1860 by no other than Samuel Greer.
Take a walk through the trails, enjoy a picnic, take photos, or simply admire the beauty and history of the Ozarks.
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Current River State Park
Take in the scenic views of the Current River with kayaks or canoes, hikes through breathtaking trails, or a picnic on this historic site.
Floating, fishing, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, and golf are all available through the Alton Club, which was constructed in the late 1930s.
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Clearwater Lake is noted for the grandeur of its hills, natural springs, and splendid beauty. Trails and a watchable wildlife area are a sightseer’s delight. The shoreline is studded with picturesque bluffs covered with sweet william, indented bays, and coves.
Parks offer modern camping conveniences around the lake. Three State parks and several historic sites are nearby.
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