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AKERS, MO

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Less Than 1000 Feet
  • Cold Springs Access
  • Historic Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Some campsites may be available on a first come, first served basis
  • No hook-ups
  • Modern restrooms are open April 15-Oct. 1; campers will be directed to an alternative, which may be a short distance from their campsite
  • Diving from the river bluffs is illegal, dangerous and can result in injury or death
  • No glass-bottled beverages allowed in tubes or non-motorized vehicles
  • For more information about the park, please call (573) 323-4236 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays or e-mail OZAR_Campground_Operations@nps.gov

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 collected from dead and downed wood in the park. All firewood must be burned on-site. For more information Click Here

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.38306, -91.56944
37°22'59"N, 91°34'10"W

Akers Campground is 20 miles south of Salem, Missouri. From Salem, take Highway 19 south 4 miles. Turn right on KK-16 miles to Akers Group Campground. The campground is 1/2 mile north of Akers Ferry (junction of Highways K and KK).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

AKERS
HCR 1 Box 455
JADWIN MO 65501

Phone Number:

Information: (573)323-4236