is it! Your headquarters for Current River, Jacks Fork River and
Ozark National Scenic Riverways information!
one, come all and visit the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers,
leave the noisy hustle bustle of modern life behind, lose
the stress, and relax for a time, while gliding over cool
clear water, past scenic bluffs, springs, caves and forests.
as the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers rise from many sources
to connect and become such extraordinary streams, we too, are
all a part of a river of humanity, equally connected to our
own ancestral sources. Perhaps that is one of the many reasons
why the timeless rhythm of moving water so touches us, just
as surely now, as it must have touched the hearts and souls
of our ascendants, and the Native Americans before them who
first roamed the hills and valleys of the Ozark Plateau. They
most certainly experienced the same feelings of peaceful joy,
awed exhilaration, innate excitement and natural connectivity
that the experience of this river may arouse in you.
9 min. Photo Tour:
Montauk to Big Spring
Current and Jacks Fork Rivers are much the same now as when
our ancestors first saw them; unspoiled, wild, beautiful, inspiring,
alive and alluring. Seven crisp, cool springs bubble and rise
from the earth to form the Current Rivers' source, three the
Jacks Fork. From thence and throughout their courses numerous
springs trickle, spurt, or gush forth from the land, among them
is Big Spring - Missouri's largest, and one of the largest springs
in the world. The bluffs, caves, springs, forest and wildlife
provide a magnificent array of sights, sounds and other natural
sensations that will bathe your body and soul, come immerse
yourself in them - and enjoy.
menu below will provide you with all the information you could want
or need to know about the Current River, From photo tours to videos,
maps, springs, caves, bluffs, river stages, public areas, history,
regulations, paddling, fishing, camping, hunting, lodging, hiking,
site seeing, trailriding and more, it's all here for you! Jacks Fork
River and Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park menus and information
sections also follow below.
is one of two rivers that are in the Ozark National Scenic
Riverways Park. It starts in Texas County and flows 46.4
miles to it's confluence with the Current River near Eminence,
Missouri. It is the major tributary of the Current River,
the first 25 miles from the Prongs to Bay Creek is deep
valley and in the springtime provides Class II water. The
Jacks Fork is also the most primitive of the rivers in the
region. From Alley Spring to its confluence with the Current
River it is a Class I River and is floatable year around.
The Jacks Fork provides pristine natural conditions many
caves and natural springs.