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Our Top Picks for Camping in Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Our Top Picks for Camping in Ozark National Scenic Riverways

by Arshpreet Multani | March 22, 2019

You may have seen the beautiful landscape of this national park on one of Netflix’s latest original shows, Ozark. This national park has so much to offer visitors, including sights of springs, caves, mills, and beautiful waterfalls. Come explore all this park has to offer!


General Information

Ozark National Scenic Riverways lies in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, and it is open to visitors all year round. Visitors claim that spring and fall are among the best times to visit the park. Sudden thunderstorms are a common feature during the summers in this region, as are hot and humid weather.


Recommended Campground

  • Alley Spring: This family campground hold 162 sites right on the Jacks Fork River. This is both a beautiful and historic site. If your friends and family are not by the river, you can take a hike nearby or explore the beautiful nature surroundings. Includes shower house, restrooms, electric and water hookups, and picnic tables.

Activities in Ozark

  • Explore: People are urged to visit these beautiful sights within the park. The park even includes over 300 caves! Check out these famous spots:
    • Alley Spring and Mill
    • Big Spring
    • Round Spring and Cave
    • Devils Well
  • Float along the Current or Jacks Fork River: View the beautiful sights of Ozark from the river, through tubes, canoes, and kayaks.
  • Hiking: Ozark Riverways does not have many lengthy trails, but there are many short trails spread across the park. These vary in length and difficulty, with very easy hikes like Slough Trail, to more challenging ones such as the Alley Overlook Trail.