Outdoor adventures await you in the Ozarks
Outdoor Activities

Five miles of hiking this morning, break for a quick lunch, canoe another ten miles in the afternoon, cook over an open campfire for dinner, sleep out under the stars all night, then hit the dirt bike trails the next day! If this sounds like the perfect weekend to you, then you have found your heaven... the Ozarks! Where else can you do all this, plus take a scenic motorcycle tour, catch trophy trout, and explore an underground cavern? Whatever your perfect outdoor weekend, you can find it in the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains.


With year-round camping available in the Ozarks, you don't have to look far to find a great place to sleep out underneath the stars. Campgrounds... (continue)


If you love the outdoors, and love to hike, the Ozarks & Ouachita Mountains are your kind of place! With a wide variety of hiking opportunities available, from... (continue)

Mountain Biking

Twists and turns thru the forest. Challenging inclines and declines. Bailouts and creek crossings. With a bike, a plan, and an appetite for adventure, the Ozarks has... (continue)

Horseback Riding

Rediscover the outdoors in the Ozarks the way you have always wanted to, by horseback! Offering a unique perspective, horseback riding has... (continue)


Not just a summertime activity anymore, many streams and rivers in the Ozarks offer unmatched beauty during the spring and fall seasons. Spring offers an... (continue)

Swimming Holes

For generations, swimming holes, creeks, and lakes have cooled off folks in the Ozarks looking for a break from the summer heat. Many refreshing and... (continue)


As simple as water flowing over a ledge, waterfalls are very awe-inspiring and spectacular. Something that fascinates just about everyone, they are... (continue)


As life-giving water rushes from underneath the ground, springs have long been sacred gathering places for plants, animals, and even humans. The Ozarks is... (continue)


As you take in all the natural wonders the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains has to offer, there is one feature you may have overlooked. Right beneath... (continue)

Lakes & Rivers

A quick tour of any of the hundreds of lakes and rivers found in the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains will soon show why this area has become the... (continue)

Parks & Nature

The defining image of the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains can be found in her parks & national forests. Each state and region offers its own unique... (continue)

Museums & Historic Sites

Indian culture. White settlers. Earthquakes. Civil war. Floods. Fires. Route 66. Ghost towns. Rural schools and churches. Homesteads. Family fueds. The Vikings. Spanish treasure. History... (continue)

Festivals & Events

No matter what time of year you visit the Ozarks, there is always something to do, see, or discover. Many local events and festivals can be enjoyed, and there's one almost every weekend. Be sure to visit one of these local events, and get a taste of the real life and culture of the Ozarks. (continue)

Scenic Drives

With so many different highways, byways, and backroads, a scenic drive is a great way to spend a weekend here in the Ozarks. Many of the... (continue)

Motorcycle Tours

All across the country, motorcyclists flock to the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains for the unmatched scenery and roads available here. From... (continue)


There is no wider variety of off-road opportunities available anywhere else than here in the Ozarks. Many ATV and dirt bike trails can be... (continue)