In the rolling, forested landscape of Two Rivers, 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 crystal clear Current River flows past the campground, offering excellent canoeing, tubing, swimming, and fishing. Jacks Fork meets the Current River nearby. Over 130 miles of waterways exist within the park. Canoe and kayak rentals and outfitters can be found in the area.
Several miles of hiking and horseback riding trails crisscross the region, including the Alley Overlook Trail, Chubb Hollow Trail, Ozark Trail, Cave Spring Trail, and Big Springs Trail.
Open year-round, this campground has flush toilets and shower facilities available April 15 through October 15. Picnic tables, campfire rings, and grills are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways has 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, Sycamore, Cottonwood, River birch and maples are common. Redbud and Dogwood are also abundant, putting on a spectacular show during most spring months.
Historic and picturesque Alley Mill and scenic Alley Spring are nearby. The mill is open daily in the summer and rangers offer tours upon request. Round Spring Cave is nearby as well, with ranger-guided tours offered daily during summer months.
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We loved our waterfront campsite. We had a section of the river to ourselves and it was a large private spot.
The site was rocky, so mats would be hard (but we had an air mattress, so we were fine).
The water is spring-fed and very clear and beautiful.
Be sure to visit the nearby springs and sites of the recreational area. The springs are so deep blue and dramatic against the rocky cliffs.
Hearing the sounds of the river and the chirping birds at night was amazing.
It was a bit buggy but we were prepared.
We took a last-minute trip on a beautiful weekend in June 2020 to get outside (responsibly) during the pandemic. Two Rivers campground did not disappoint! We were able to get a first come first served site around 4:30p on a Friday - it was one of two remaining sites so we likely lucked out. The campground had gnats, but we didn’t get too many mosquitos so for that we were grateful. There were several other groups who were camping there to go floating; there is an outfitter right at the campground with a small convenience store in a trailer. They coordinate float trips and rent canoes and rafts. We didn’t float this time, but would definitely consider returning to do so! Would recommend going for sites on the outside of the ring, if possible - these seemed to have more shade and a tad more privacy.
It's a great place
Small sites along the confluence of two relatively small rivers that you can hear from most (if not all) campsites. There’s caves on site too but they closed them for some reason. We were there in spring and the buds were great. The facility is pretty nice and clean, showers a plus. Lots of other nice parks in the area too.