The Ozark Mountains

By: Ian Weaver


It covers much of the southern half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwestern and north central Arkansas.

National River

While you visit, you can go and see America's first National River. The first National River it the Buffalo River established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and starts in the Boston Mountains and eventually join into the river White Water.

Highest Peaks

The highest peak of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas is the Boston Mountain with its peak 2,000 feet above sea level. In Missouri the highest peak is the Taum Sauk Mountain at 1,772 feet above sea level.

Boston Plateau

The Boston Plateau is the highest of the Ozark Mountains plateaus at 2,100 feet above sea level and the start of many rivers which include the rivers White, Buffalo, King's, Mulberry, Big Piney, and Little River.


There are three caverns the the US Forest Services tours are the Dripstone Trail, which is the prettiest and the shortest, the Discovery Trail, with a pretty ending with 680 steps, and the Wild Cave, which brings you though undeveloped sections of the cave and have to crawl on some sections.

Pictures of the Ozark Mountains Region

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