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By: Abi Jackson
09/28/16 01:31:30 PM

The Ozark Trail through the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area will be closed on the following dates due to managed deer hunts in the refuge:

  • October 1 & 2
  • October 22-24
  • December 3 & 4
  • November 12- 22 (November portion of Firearms Deer Season)

By: Abi Jackson
06/15/16 03:21:54 PM

Looking for something special to do with your father this weekend? Look no further! The Ozark Trail has that special trip aleady planned for you. Check out the Courtois Hike-and-Float to help you stay cool on your upcoming hike. This is a 12 1/2 mile hike on the upper Courtois section through the rolling hardwood forests of Huzzah CA and MTNF, a peaceful night camping, and a nice float back to your car. What more could your dad ask for!

By: Abi Jackson
04/14/16 02:08:05 PM

The US Forest Service has re-scheduled the 170 acre Timberline Lake area prescribed burn for Friday, April 15th. This will impact a 1/2 mile of the Ozark Trail near Pigeon Roost Rd and Forest Road 2514 intersection on the Courtois section. Users can by-pass the unit using roads.

By: Abi Jackson
03/18/16 03:04:32 PM

UPDATE 3/17:  Due to weather conditions inconsistent with the unit prescription, the Mill Buzzard prescribed burn has been postponed. If weather conditions are favorable this weekend, there may be potential for it to be conducted Saturday or Sunday.

UPDATE 3/16:  Due to unfavorable conditions, the Mill Buzzard prescribed burn has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, MARCH 17.  All other information is accurate.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is planning to conduct the Mill/Buzzard Prescribed Burn on Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday March 17th. This prescribed burn encompasses 1,231 acres and is located near Klepzig Mill in Shannon County, just off State Highway NN. Visitors at Rocky Falls or those traveling State Highway NN or State Highway H may notice smoke from the prescribed burn. State Highway NN runs along the southeast edge of the unit. A portion of the Ozark Trail, approximately 1 mile in length, crosses the unit and will be subject to closure during the prescribed burn. NPS Road 730, leading to Klepzig Mill, borders and crosses portions of the unit and may be subject to temporary closure as well.