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Ozark National Scenic Riverways, National Park Service


category : Recreation
Extends along 134 miles of the Current (100 miles) and Jacks Fork (34 miles) Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri. The rivers are identified both federally and by the state as Outstanding Natural Resource Waters, affording them the highest level of protection. Typified by narrow steep-sided hollows, numerous streams, and bluffs. Much of area is underlain by soluble limestone and dolomite, giving rise to sinkholes, caves, and springs of classic karst topography.

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Address: PO Box 490, 404 Watercress Drive
Phone: 573-323-4236

Come visit us in Van Buren, Missouri

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Current River

The Current River runs to the west of Butler County and is spring fed. This river offers opportunities for canoeing, tubing, swimming, boating, water sports, fishing and wildlife viewing. The Current River is also one of Missouri's well known rivers for canoeing and floating.

Van Buren, MO Recreation

Hidden Log Cabin Museum

Covered log cabin from 1872. Once inside one becomes a member of a society that existed more than 100 years ago. Ozark history lessons are countless.

Van Buren, MO Museums

Big Springs Canoe and Tube Rental

RV sites, tent sites, swimming, fishing, toilets, shower, and store.

Van Buren, MO Campgrounds

Hawthorne Landing

Canoe and Tube Floats on Current River. RV sites, tent sites, electricity, fishing, toilets, shower, and store.

Van Buren, MO Float Trips

Ozark National Scenic Riverways, National Park Service

Extends along 134 miles of the Current (100 miles) and Jacks Fork (34 miles)

Van Buren, MO Recreation

Things to do Recreation near Van Buren, MO

St. Francis River

The St. Francis River, one of Missouri's beautiful rivers, runs on the east part of Butler County and offers great opportunit...

Wappapello Lake

Wappapello Lake offers activities for all walks of life and welcomes you to 44,000 acres of public land and water. Come join ...

Council Bluff Lake

Primitive campsites, no RV services, excellent beach area. Secluded, great for families, good fishing for crappy and bass. ...

Big Spring

Over 286 million gallons of water flow from Big Spring each day, making it one of the world's largest. Enjoy hiking, camping ...

Meramec Springs

Largest spring water lake. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in Missouri. ADA ...