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Big Spring Campground closed for utility upgrades in January


Beginning Tuesday, the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways’ Big Spring Campground just south of Van Buren in Carter County will be closed for about 30 days in order for crews to complete utility upgrades.

The work is being completed by Blinderman Construction in conjunction with the ongoing renovation of the Big Spring Lodge and Cabins. During this time, while water and electric are unavailable at campsites and restrooms, park officials encourage visitors to camp at Alley Spring, Round Spring or other nearby campgrounds. There are also locally-owned campgrounds and lodging near Van Buren, and the park offers primitive camping south of Big Spring.

Updates on the closure will be posted on the park’s Facebook page, @Ozarkriverways, and its website. For information on other park campgrounds, call a ranger at 573-323-4236 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/ozar.