May 29, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
Where I stayed
Big Spring Campground, Ozark National Scenic Riverway
We chose to stay in the Big Spring Campground in the park. This is much nicer than an RV park.
We had originally planned to drive on to Jefferson City, Missouri, and collect another state capitol stamp. We decided to change plans and drive to Van Buren, Missouri, instead along US 60, to visit Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This was created in 1964 along the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers as the first scenic riverways national park site. It includes some of the former state parks (Alley Spring, Big Spring, Round Spring) where Jim camped in his youth. These are some of the finest canoe floating streams in the Ozarks.