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Please Advise: This facility will be closed from 03/04/2013 through 05/22/2013 due to a paving project. While the campground is closed, the Big Spring Lodge will remain OPEN during this time.
Attention: Big Spring Campground will be closed beginning September 3, 2013, due to loss of funding from the sequestration of the federal budget. The campground will re-open May 19, 2014. While the campground will be closed, the Park will remain open and the Picnic Pavillions will still be reservable through Sept 30, 2013. They will be first come first served after that.
BIG SPRING, MO
Status: Open through Mon Sep 30 2013 Season Dates
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OverviewIn the rolling, forested landscape of Big Spring, two of America's most beautiful spring-fed rivers combine to make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
As the first national park area to protect a wild river system, visitors have plenty of scenic water activities to enjoy as well as hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams, and features 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 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.
This year-round campground has flush toilets and shower facilities available. Picnic tables, fire rings, and grills are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Scenic Big Spring is the largest freshwater spring in North America and produces an outflow of 280 million gallons a day.
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Know Before You Go
A Firewood Movement Restriction Program is in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases. Firewood must be purchased within a 50-mile radius of campsites, or dead and downed wood collected in the park. All firewood must be burned on-site. For more information Click Here
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Big Spring Campground is located four miles south of Van Buren, Missouri. Turn south on Missouri Highway 103 and continue south for four miles to the Big Spring Unit of the park.
Mailing Address:BIG SPRING
PO BOX 490
VAN BUREN MO 63965
Phone Number:Information: (573)323-4236