Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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 Monuments , table.

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