One of the most popular uses of Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the river. Today, visitors from all across the Midwest come to the Riverways, drawn to its clear, spring fed waters. The management of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers as federal lands has allowed them to be accessible to visitors from many different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. And logistically, floaters rely on the number of concessionaires in the park to rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes to float on.
|Photos courtesy of the National Park Service|