Alley Spring Autumn View
November 17, 2021
An autumn scenic view of Alley Spring in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, as its cool waters flow through a spring branch for a half-mile before entering the Jacks Fork River. Alley Spring, the natural area’s namesake, is the seventh largest spring in Missouri and is known to extend at least 3000 feet underground and reaches at least 155 feet below the surface.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways, located in Missouri, is the first national park area to protect a river system. The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers are two of the finest floating rivers visitors will find anywhere. Spring-fed, cold and clear they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat or fish. Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails and historic sites such as Alley Mill.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Josh Chilton.