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The Ozark National Scenic Riverways provides visitors with an array of outdoor activities, from canoeing and tubing in the crystal-clear Current River to hiking and horseback riding along various trails. The park includes over 130 miles of waterways and 300 identified caves. Additionally, visitors can explore nearby attractions such as Round Spring Cave and historic Alley Mill.


Two of America's clearest spring-fed rivers combine to create the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in the rolling, forested landscape of Akers.

Visitors to the campground enjoy various water activities, as well as hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.


The crystal-clear Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Over 130 miles of waterways exist within the park. Canoe and kayak rentals and outfitters can be found nearby.

Several miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the region, include the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail and Big Springs Trail.


This group campground is open year round with limited facilities in the off season.

Natural Features

Known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways have over 300 identified caves within its boundaries. The caves range in size from a rock overhang to almost seven miles of identified passages. Eight caves, including an open sinkhole, have been designated as outstanding natural features.

The Ozark forest is mostly White oak and Shortleaf pine, Missouri's only native pine species. Along the rivers, Sycamores, Cottonwoods, River birch and maples are common.

Redbud and dogwood are also abundant, putting on a spectacular show during most spring months.

Nearby Attractions

Scenic Round Spring Cave is nearby, with ranger-guided tours offered daily during summer months. Historic and picturesque Alley Mill and Alley Spring are nearby. The mill is open daily in the summer and ranger-offered tours are available upon request.


This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (573) 323-4236.
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