Mark Twain National Forest

Day 5 – Springs of the Missouri Ozarks

Day 5 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Today I spent my time exploring the many springs of the Missouri Ozarks. I found myself picking between the deepest, biggest, most photographed and more. Picking up from last night there was only one other camper at the campgrounds when I arrived.  It made me a little nervous when he asked if I was alone.  I promptly answered,

“My dogs were with me.”

He responded, “If you need anything, let me know.  I’m going to the lake.” 

He had a nice boat and it turns out he was most concerned with fishing.  He fished last night and this morning before I left.  A few more campers also trickled in, so that added comfort to my evening’s choice.  For such a nice lake, I was surprised to not see more people, but I think its downfalls were the noisy trucks trying to make it up the nearby two lane road and the fact there weren’t individual water hookups.