Ozark National Scenic Riverways


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Ozark National Scenic Riverways,

80,786 acres (32,707 hectares), along the Current and Jacks Fork rivers, SE Mo.; authorized 1964 as the first national scenic river; est. 1972. Many springs flow into the rivers; Big Springs is one of the largest single-outlet springs in the United States. Many large caves with interesting dripstone formations are found along the rivers. Forests cover about 75% of the riverways. Wildlife and fish are abundant in the area. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Address:404 Watercress Dr
PO Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965

Phone:573-323-4236
Fax:573-323-4140
Web: www.nps.gov/ozar/
Size: 80,785 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 27, 1964; established on June 10, 1972.
Location:134 miles of the Jacks Fork and Current rivers in south-central Missouri. Accessible via I-44 or US 60.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, museum/exhibit.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, canoeing, tubing, fishing, hunting, nature hikes.
Special Features:The nation's first national scenic riverway protects 134 miles of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers in the Ozark Highlands. Much of the area is underlain by soluble limestone and dolomite, giving rise to sinkholes, caves, and springs of a classical karst topography. There are more than 300 recorded caves within the boundaries and nearly 100 springs that pour thousands of gallons of clear, cold water into the streams. Big Spring, one of the largest springs in the United States, has an average flow of 276 million gallons of water per day. Ozark culture is also preserved throughout the area.

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Prescribed burning has a variety of purposes, including the reduction of fuel accumulations near developed areas, which helps reduce the threat of unplanned wildland fires in and around Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
When Tom and Angel Kruzen were planning to move from Iowa to Missouri, near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, they were not looking to become activists.
NPCA and NPS are fighting a proposed lead mine next to Ozark National Scenic Riverways that could jeopardize the quality of the river's headwater springs.
NPCA and its environmental partners are fighting proposed lead mining in the Mark Twain National Forest that may degrade a major watershed of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Indiana bats have been found in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and along Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri.
Croix National Scenic Riverway in Wisconsin, Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee and Kentucky.
A Western mining company's plan to prospect on public land near Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeast Missouri has NPCA alarmed.
The more than 134 miles of Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri are located amid swamplands to the south, tallgrass prairie and great plains to the west and north, and hardwood forests to the east.

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