Pack up the car and enjoy thirty-three drives that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains - a geologically complex and fascinating region that extends across five states but lies mainly within Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. This indispensable highway companion maps out leisurely day trips that lead to old-growth forests, prairies, cliffs, caves, fens, springs (including the largest in the United States), creeks, and rivers - with plenty of opportunities to observe and enjoy a diversity of plant and animal life along the way.
Join writer and nature photographer Don Kurz on an exploration of the Ozarks that takes you from the homestead of Daniel Boone and the 250-foot-deep Blue Spring in the north and central sections to the prairie landscapes and the restorative hot springs of the western and southern Ozarks.
Inside you’ll find:
• Individual itineraries from 5 miles to 95 miles in length
• In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way
• Maps outlining each route
• Historical information and suggested side trips
• Tips on camping, travel services, and best driving seasons
|Series:||Scenic Driving Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Writer and nature photographer Don Kurz's countless trips into the Ozarks and Ouachitas have originated from his home on ten wooded acres outside of Jefferson City, Missouri.