Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Headquarters
404 Watercress Drive
Van Buren, MO 63965
National Park: Birding, Camp, Caving, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. 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. There are multiple campgrounds and access points, including Alley Mill, Round Spring (cavern site), Pulltite and Big Spring areas. The main Watercress Headquarters is open weekdays all year 8:00 – 4:30, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and other Federal holidays. It offers exhibits on the resources and history of the Ozarks. Informational brochures and sales items such as books, videos, postcards, etc are available. A Forest Service campground and river access are nearby at Watercress Park.