Top Ten Unique National Park Lodges

Big Spring Lodge and Cabins, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
By David Scott & Kay Scott
  |  Gorp.com
Current River, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
The Current River serves as a beautiful backdrop for the Big Spring Lodge and Cabins (courtesy, NPS)

10. Big Spring Lodge and Cabins, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri
Located four miles south of the small Missouri town of Van Buren, Big Spring Lodge and Cabins offers a peaceful place to fish, canoe, hike, and relax in the scenic Ozark Mountains. Situated in a thick hardwood forest, the 14 cabins were constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration. The cabins of varying size with hardwood floors and a private screened porch sit on a hillside above the Current River, one of the park's two Class II streams offering 134 miles of excellent canoeing and tubing. Most of the cabins have a full kitchen and a fireplace. An attractive restaurant sits on a bluff overlooking the Current River. Season: mid-March through November; Rates: $65 to $120 per night depending on cabin size.

GORP.com's Ozark National Scenic Riverway Guide 


David and Kay Scott are the authors of Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges (Globe Pequot Press). They live in Valdosta, Georgia. For more info on their travels and America's national park lodges visit their website.

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