EXPLORE THE OZARK OUTDOORS ITINERARY

Pulaski County

Pulaski County is highly regarded for pristine riverways and breath-taking Ozark scenery which entices avid sports enthusiasts as well as families wanting to get away from it all and make lasting memories.

Area Outfitters and River Guides invite you to capture Smallmouth Bass along the Big Piney and Gasconade River.  Trout fisherman love the tranquil setting along White and Red Ribbon sections of the Roubidoux River.  No worries if you forgot your gear.  Stop by the local bait or sportsmen shops for your permit, stock up on tackle…you may even rent a rod at the local library.   Beautiful Roubidoux Spring is a sought-after location of certified cave divers and is also a favorite swimming hole for the locals.   Those looking for a lazy day at the river may rent kayaks, paddle boards or rafts.  Nothing beats a beautiful day on the river as you float along, stop for a bit to dip and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Land lovers have a choice of 4 golf courses, hunting, outdoor archery range, hiking, walking trails. Those seeking underground adventure may sign up for cave expeditions with the local Rubidoux Grotto. For those that love the sport of augmented realty gaming there are over 300 locations throughout Pulaski to discover, take control, and complete missions.

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Laclede County

Bennet Springs The valley that cradles Bennett Spring has created a place of peace and recreation that has welcomed generations of enthusiastic anglers. Bennett Spring State Park is one of Missouri’s earliest state parks and continues today to attract fishermen and nature lovers seeking to make new memories.

More than 100 million gallons of clear, cool water gush from Bennett Spring each day and form a spring branch stocked daily with rainbow trout waiting for lucky fishermen. Fishing may be the main draw but the park also offers many other amenities such as a dining lodgecampgroundscabins and hiking trails. Whether you are a traditional fishing enthusiast or someone seeking a place to relax and refresh, Bennett Spring State Park has what you need to make every trip one to remember.

 

Phelps County

Stonehenge Replica https://visitrolla.com/see/stonehenge-replica/

Historic Main Street Footbridge https://visitrolla.com/historic-main-street-footbridge/#

Texas County

The Narrows  https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/piney-river-narrows

From the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 63 travel west 3 miles on Highway 17. The parking area is on the left (west) side of Highway 17. From the parking area a short trail leads to the Big Piney River. Hunting and fishing are permitted. A map and compass are recommended to explore this area.

Paddy Creek

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mtnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=74385

From Roby MO take Hwy 17 north for 2 miles, turn right on Slabtown Road (watch for the Forest Service campground sign), go 6 miles, turn right on Forest Road 220 and go two Miles to Paddy Creek Recreation Area which is adjacent to the Wilderness Area.