This, plus so much more, awaits you. Watch for our herd of wild horses, get your feet wet at Rocky Falls and spend time discovering the history of the Ozarks; it started 380 million years ago. Visit a trout farm. Fish for rainbow and brown trout in trophy water at Montauk. Explore a sanitorium that was built in 1937 to cure hay fever with its cool, pollen free air issuing from Welch Cave. You have 130 miles, 80,000 acres of park to experience.
In your cottage you will find a detailed auto tour guide with suggestions for 10 days of sightseeing and activities.
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways has two herds of beautiful Wild Horses. They wander free in its grass lands. The wild horses were domestic horses at the turn of the century. They were used for logging and farming. The logging end when the forests were cut done. The farming then started. The clay and rocky soil in the Ozark Hills was not fertile enough to sustain the families who stayed after the logging companies left the area. Numbers of these families moved on to land which was fertile. They left the horses they no longer needed behind to fend for themselves. They have run free for 80 to 100 years.
Our guests see the Wild Horses in different locations. They can be seen from your canoe crossing the Current River. Sometimes they are seen by car, feeding in the grassy meadows.
The Wild Horses have been protected by Federal laws and are now a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the members of the Wild Horse League which is made up of people like yourselves from all states in the US. These are the only Wild Horse herds in the Midwest.