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White River Calico Rock

City Rock Bluff

360° Photo of City Rock Bluff-Use Your Mouse or Move Your Phone City Rock Bluff is near Calico Rock, AR. It is a sheer bluff along the White River. Calico Rock is known for the calico colored rock bluffs that ...
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The Indian Rockhouse Trail

360 Photo of the Indian Rockhouse Trail Use Your Mouse or Move Your Phone To Look Around You couldn't ask for a better day to go hiking. The weather was clear and the humidity low as the day started. A ...
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Growing Mushrooms- How To Grow Your Own

Growing Your Own Mushrooms Growing your own gourmet mushrooms can be easy and fun. If you love mushrooms, then it makes sense to grow your own. Gourmet mushrooms can be grown easily from spawn purchased online. In this article, I'm ...
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Mushrooms In Your Garden is a Good Thing

Don't be alarmed if you see mushrooms in your garden. When you see them, what does it mean, and are they a threat to your garden? Read on to find out why having mushrooms in your garden is a good ...
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white clover

White Clover- Common Edible Plant

White clover is very common in yards, woodlots, fields, and cleared areas all around you. When I was a kid growing up on the farm, we learned quickly that running barefoot through the yard could get you a sting from ...
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Tucker Hollow

Tucker Hollow Park & Marina

Tucker Hollow park is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The park includes a boat ramp, campsites with water and electricity, a marina, and restrooms. Take Highway 14 north approximately 4.5 miles from Lead Hill, Arkansas, and turn ...
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Falling Water Falls

In this post, we want to bring you one of the easiest waterfalls you can visit in the Ozarks. Falling Water Falls is easy to visit because it is right beside the road. You can literally drive right up to ...
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Elise Falls

Elise Falls-Smith Creek Nature Preserve

Elise Falls is one of the amazing sights you can see if you visit the Smith Creek Nature Preserve. The Smith Creek Nature Preserve is over 1300 acres of Ozark forest land preserved to protect the land and wildlife. The ...
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Mammoth Spring In North Central Arkansas

The city of Mammoth Spring is nestled along the Arkansas/Missouri border in North Central Arkansas. We wanted to take you along as we traveled to see the spring from which the city got its name. We visited Mammoth Spring State ...
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Blue Spring Heritage Center

Blue Spring Heritage Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is full of natural beauty and history. On a recent visit to Eureka Springs, we toured the spring and gardens. We also took a tour of the heritage center and learned about ...
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Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls trail is a short hiking trail that is located at Camp Orr Boy Scout Camp. The area beyond the parking area is private property and there are signs to show you where to park. There is also a ...
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lightning gallery

Lightning Photos Gallery

As many of our readers know, I am a big fan of shooting lightning photos. Anytime storms are forecast, you can find me out with my cameras set up, working to catch some amazing images. I love storms and the ...
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Frost Point

Frost Point Access

The Frost Point Access is a concrete boat launch area with ample parking at normal water levels. Be sure and check the lake levels before planning a trip. The launch may be inaccessible at high water, such as we are ...
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White River State Park

White River State Park is located on the city of Bull Shoals side of the dam. It includes an overlook of the White River and the downstream side of the dam. It also includes a visitor center you can visit ...
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Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot Is Medicinal and Edible

Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a perennial plant that grows 2-5 feet tall. It belongs to the mint plant family, and it is a truly native mint to North America. It is topped by clusters of purple flowers, as shown ...
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Lightning Photos And How To Capture Them

I've had many questions asked about how I capture the lightning photos we post on the Lost In The Ozarks Facebook page. I decided it would be good to show you how I do it, and how you can do ...
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Hodgson Water Mill

The Hodgson Water Mill near Dora, MO. is a nice place to stop, stretch your legs and view a historic structure. The mill is built atop a spring which flows from the rocks below the mill. In the late 18th ...
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trumpet vine

Trumpet Vine

The trumpet vine is an easy to grow vine which can be considered invasive. It blooms with showy orange, yellow, and even red blooms. Bees and hummingbirds love the nectar the flowers produce. But beware; once you get it going, ...
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Tyler Bend- Buffalo National River

Tyler Bend is a popular swimming hole and canoe launching site on the Buffalo River. Tyler Bend is located between Marshall and St. Joe, Arkansas, on US Highway 65. If you are traveling from central Arkansas, take US Highway 65 ...
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Grinder's Ferry

Grinder’s Ferry- Buffalo River

Click Photos For Larger Image Grinder's Ferry is a popular swimming hole and canoe launching site on the Buffalo National River. Grinder's Ferry is located between Marshall and St. Joe, Arkansas, on US Highway 65. If you are traveling from ...
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WR White Hole

White Hole Access

White Hole Access is accessible from Highway 178 between Flippin and Bull Shoals, AR. This area is only a short distance below Bull Shoals Dam on the White River. The area includes a boat launch, toilets, and covered picnic tables ...
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Forrest & Nina Wood Access

Forrest & Nina Wood Access area has a boat launch and also has a walkway down to the river. This is a catch and release area. Barbless hooks are required to be used. There is a handicap accessible ramp that ...
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Jim Griffin Access Park

Jim Griffin Access

The Jim Griffin access has a concrete boat ramp and also has a walkway down to the river. This is a catch and release area. Barbless hooks are required to be used. There is a handicap accessible ramp that leads ...
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Shepherd of the hills trout hatchery

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

The Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery produces between 350 and 400 thousand pounds of trout each year. It is the largest fish hatchery operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It is located just below Table Rock Dam on ...
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buck creek park

Buck Creek Park

Buck Creek Park is on the north side of Bull Shoals Lake along the Missouri border. The entrance is just uphill from where the Peel Ferry disembarks passengers and vehicles on the north side of the lake. The park includes ...
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powersite

Powersite Dam

The Powersite Dam creates Lake Taneycomo from here upstream to Table Rock Dam. This is a hydroelectric dam that went into service in 1913. The construction of Powersite dam took 2 years, from 1911-1913. The workers constructing the dam had ...
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River run

River Run Park

River Run Park on Bull Shoals Lake has 32 camping spots with water and electrical hookups. They also have a dump station, showers, and restrooms. There are also 32 campsites for tents with no hookups. The park is managed by ...
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Shadow Rock Park

Shadow Rock Park is a campground and park in Forsyth, MO. The campground has 110 campsites. Most have water and 50 amp electrical hookups. The park also has a playground, picnic tables, an arena, pavilions, and a ball field. The ...
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Bull Shoals Overlook

Bull Shoals Marina Overlook

Bull Shoals Marina Overlook is a small roadside park within the city of Bull Shoals. You can stop and rest on a bench while you look out at the lake and marina. There is also a covered area with a ...
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Slippery Hollow Natural Area

Slippery Hollow Natural Area

Slippery Hollow is a 1450 acre natural area is located approximately 1.4 miles north of Lakeway on Highway 14. There is a sign on the right side of the road and a small parking area. There is an adjacent tract ...
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snow access

Snow Access To Crooked Creek

The Snow Access to Crooked Creek is a public access area with a canoe launching ramp and a moderately sized parking area. Smallmouth fishing is also popular on Crooked Creek. Crooked Creek has been recognized as a blue ribbon smallmouth ...
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mark oliver access

Mark Oliver Access

The Mark Oliver access to Crooked Creek is located in Marion County near the city of Yellville, AR. This access was previously named George's Creek Access. You can launch canoes to float the creek from the boat ramp. You can ...
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125 rec area

Highway 125 Recreation Area

Highway 125 recreation area has camping hookups with water and electricity. There are showers located in the campground. The area has a concrete launching ramp and marina. This area is located in the upper area of the lake near Peel, ...
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Fred Berry

Fred Berry Conservation Center

The Fred Berry Conservation Education Center sits on a bend in Crooked Creek. The area includes almost 6 miles of hiking trails through various terrains. They are known for the ability to see a variety of wildlife along the trails ...
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roundhouse shoals

Roundhouse Shoals

The roadside access to Roundhouse Shoals is on Highway 345 about a mile past the turnoff into the Big Springs Park in Cotter, AR. There are a couple of picnic tables with a stunning view of the White River. The ...
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bronie yurkonis

Bronie Yurkonis Access

The Bronie Yurkonis Access is about 3 miles further down the highway from the Wildcat Shoals Access. That makes it about 9 miles from US Highway 62 in Cotter, AR. Watch for the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission sign on ...
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rim shoals

Rim Shoals Access

The Rim Shoals Access is on Rim Shoals Road near Mountain Home, AR. The area has a boat launch as well as a handicap accessible fishing area. At low water, it looks like it is possible to wade or bank ...
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buffalo shoals

Buffalo Shoals Access

The Buffalo Shoals Access is located at Buffalo City, Arkansas. There is a boat ramp, large parking area, and bank or wade fishing. The White River at this location is about 32 miles downstream from Bull Shoals Dam. A short ...
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Dewey Short Visitor Center

Dewey Short Visitor Center

The Dewey Short Visitor Center is located within Table Rock State Park in Branson, MO. It is located at Table Rock Dam and offers views of the lake side of the dam directly behind the visitor center. There is also ...
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Table Rock Dam

Table Rock Dam was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in August 1958. Hydroelectric generation was online completely the next year, in 1959. The dam created Table Rock Lake. This is one of 5 lakes in the upper ...
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Ruth And Paul Henning Conservation Area-North

The Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is a 1534 acre conservation park on the west side of Branson. The White River Balds natural area is also a part of this conservation area. The balds are sparse areas within the ...
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waterfall trail

Waterfall Hiking Trail

The Waterfall Hiking Trail in Branson, MO is a short trail to a low waterfall. The trail is just up from the parking area near the entrance to a local resort. There is a sign at the trailhead. The trail ...
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lakeside forest

Lakeside Forest Nature Preserve

The Lakeside Forest Nature Preserve is just off the main strip in Branson, MO. The park encompasses 140 acres and contains 5.3 miles of hiking trails. According to the Branson Parks website, there are a waterfall and a cave in ...
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bear creek overlook

Bear Creek Overlook

Bear Creek Overlook is located on Dubuque Road in Boone County, Arkansas. It is not marked and can be hard to spot. The only hint is that the road is a little wider where people have pulled off to the ...
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AR grand canyon

Arkansas Grand Canyon

Arkansas' Grand Canyon may not be as deep as the one in the western US, but the views of the valley are stunning nonetheless. Located along scenic Highway 7 just a few miles south of Jasper, AR. you can pull ...
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haggard bridge

Haggard Swinging Bridge

The Haggard Swinging Bridge is a historic suspension bridge over Bear Creek just north of Harrison, AR. This suspension bridge was placed on the Historic Register in 1995. It was built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and was completed ...
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Kyles Landing

Kyles Landing is a tent only campground and canoe launch on the Buffalo River. The camp sites are on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are designated as tent-only campsites due to the road which you must take to get to the ...
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Flippin Walk-In Access Crooked Creek

The Flippin Walk-In Access to Crooked Creek is located on Marion County Road just off US Highway 62. The road is gated, so there is no vehicle traffic allowed. There is a small parking area just off the road. You ...
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pruitts landing

Pruitt Landing

Pruitt Landing is a few miles north of Jasper, AR. on Scenic Highway 7. Pruitt landing is a popular canoe launching spot for floating the Buffalo River. There is a restroom at the parking area, but there is no camping ...
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wildcat shoals

Wildcat Shoals

Wildcat Shoals Access is approximately 6 miles off US Highway 62 in Cotter, Arkansas. Wildcat Shoals Access includes a boat ramp and you can also bank or wade fish for trout in this area. Brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout are ...
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cotter park

Big Springs Park- Cotter, AR

There is plenty to do at Big Springs Park in Cotter, AR. Beside the historic Cotter bridge the park includes a boat launch, Big Springs Catch & Release area, a historical marker with some old railroad cars, and a playground ...
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empire park

Empire Park

Empire park is located in Forsyth, MO. on Lake Taneycomo. The park has boat ramps, walking trails, playgrounds, fishing areas, and a disc golf course. I have read that the fishing in Empire park is excellent. The anglers that reported ...
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Y scenic

Y Highway Scenic Overlook

The Y Highway scenic overlook has a parking area that overlooks Lake Taneycomo in Forsyth, MO. The Y Highway scenic overlook provides incredible views of the White River Valley. Follow the map from Google below to find the overlook. There ...
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Peel Ferry

The Peel Ferry

The Peel Ferry is the last publicly operated ferry boat in the state of Arkansas. It crosses a section of Bull Shoals Lake because there is no bridge connecting the two sections of AR Highway 125. This is something you ...
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Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan is the common name of this beautiful yellow flower in the Asteraceae family. It is native to the central and eastern US, but has now been naturalized to all the lower 48 states. The scientific name is ...
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Dewberries

While many people look forward to the blackberries each Spring, I actually love when the dewberries are fruiting. While the dewberry plant is considered a weed by some, I really enjoy their unique berry taste. Dewberries are closely related to ...
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Wild Lettuce

Wild Lettuce-Wild Medicinal Plants

Wild lettuce belongs to the Lactuca, or lettuce, family of the plant kingdom. The plant pictured above is Lactuca virosa. It is related to your garden lettuce, which is Lactuca Sativa. Wild lettuce is a close cousin to dandelion. Both ...
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Goldenrod

Goldenrod-Late Summer Medicinal Plant

You know it is late summer when the Goldenrod begins to bloom. The rich golden flowers are hard to miss. The first part of the official Latin name for this plant is Solidago, e.g. Solidago canadensis. The Latin Solidago means ...
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Red clover

Red Clover- Not The Same As White Clover

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a member of the Legume family. It is related to beans and peanuts. In a recent article on white clover, I covered the use of white clover as an edible wild plant. In comments to ...
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Natural Tick Repellent

Natural Tick Repellent Spray

Living in the Ozarks is great. Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors abound everywhere. But if you spend any time in the outdoors, you know there is one scourge here we can all agree we could do without. Ticks! Where I ...
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Natural herbal remedies

Natural Herbal Remedies Have Many Uses

If you look around and do your research there are many natural herbal remedies available in stores, online, and even in your own backyard. These natural herbs can be used for treating ailments, flavoring food, skin care, creating perfumes, and ...
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Plantain-Edible and Medicinal

When you hear the word "Plantain" the fruit in the banana family most likely springs to mind. But a common "weed" found in most backyards is also commonly called Plantain. Although considered a weed by many lawn care enthusiasts, this ...
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lemon balm

Lemon Balm Is A Useful, Easy To Grow Herb

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) is known by its more common name Lemon Balm. If you pick one of the leaves and crush it between your fingers, it is easy to see why. The leaf exudes the smell of a freshly cut ...
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Young Mullein

Mullein – Wild Medicinal Plants

Description Common Mullein is the first plant in a series we will be doing covering some wild medicinal and edible plants you can find growing in the Ozarks. Common Mullein grows wild throughout the U.S., including the Ozarks. You will ...
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common burdock

Burdock-Wild Edible Plants

Burdock is classified as an invasive weed by many people. It seems to be rather common in the Ozarks. But did you know the root of burdock is edible? In fact, it is quite tasty. Burdock can be found in ...
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Bull Shoals Park Boat Launch

Dam Site Park

Dam Site Park is located near Bull Shoals Dam in the city of Bull Shoals, Arkansas. Dam Site Park has RV hookups with water and electricity. There is a concrete boat ramp with plenty of parking for your rig. You ...
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Sweden Falls

Sweden Falls is the 5th tallest waterfall in Arkansas at 81' tall. The area around the falls is typical for this area of the Ozarks. Large boulders, tall bluffs, and deep valleys are everywhere you look. This one can be ...
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paige falls

Paige Falls Trail-Buffalo National River

Paige Falls Trail is a heavily trafficked trail inside the boundaries of the Buffalo National River park. Paige falls is a short but beautiful waterfall that appears to be spring fed. It has water flowing even in drier times. The ...
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broadwater hollow falls

Broadwater Hollow Falls-Buffalo National River

Broadwater Hollow Falls is a short distance further along the trail from Paige Falls. The trail is highly trafficked during warm weather. It continues past the falls and includes a spring flowing from a small hole in the rock below ...
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Closeup From Underneath Hemmed In Hollow Falls

Hemmed In Hollow Falls

Hemmed In Hollow Falls is the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachian mountains at around 209' tall. The trail down to the falls is steep and rugged, with an elevation change of about 1200'. I will say that ...
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dandelion field

Dandelion- Edible & Medicinal

Most people immediately look at dandelion and think "weed". If you are one of the people who look at dandelion that way I think the information in this article may come as a surprise. This hardy little plant is an ...
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Broadwater Hollow Falls

Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls

If you have been a reader for any length of time on our blog it is no secret that I have an affinity for waterfalls. So when presented with the chance to visit two waterfalls in one trip I was ...
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Gray spring near yellville arkansas

Gray Spring Near Yellville, AR

360 Photo. Use Your Mouse or Phone To Look Around. The Drive To Gray Spring Shows The Drive To Gray Spring Gray Spring near Yellville, AR is a natural spring that discharges from the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system. I have ...
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Sweden Falls-Hiking Near Kingston, Arkansas

Sweden Falls is a fairly high waterfall located in the Sweden Creek Natural Area near Kingston, AR. The falls are 80 feet in height. This makes it the 8th highest waterfall in Arkansas. To reach Sweden Falls you take County ...
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Buffalo River Overlook

Moving To The Ozarks

If you are thinking of getting out of the crowded city during the current pandemic you may be considering where to move. Some people may have even considered moving to the Ozarks as that place they see as a refuge ...
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Big Creek Cave Falls

Big Creek Cave Falls

Big Creek Cave Falls is located in Newton County, Arkansas. It is one of many gorgeous places to hike in the Ozark National Forest. There is plenty to see on this trail, and many photogenic scenes to capture. Come along ...
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Bear Creek Canyon

Bear Creek Canyon is located in the Ozark National Forest in north Arkansas. This area is a waterfall lovers paradise. We viewed 6 distinct waterfalls within a few hundred yards of each other. I will add that this hike was ...
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Bowers Hollow Falls

Bowers Hollow Falls

Bowers Hollow Falls is located in the upper Buffalo River Wilderness. I can say that although we spotted several cars on the way in we had the whole trail to ourselves. Let me just say that this is one of ...
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Hadlock Cascade FI

Hadlock Cascade-Ozark National Forest

Hadlock Cascade lies within the Ozark National Forest near Deer, AR. The trail to Hadlock Cascade is a little over 3 miles in and out. There are two other falls you can visit in the same area easily. These falls ...
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Woods Boys Falls-Ozark National Forest

Woods Boys Falls is only a short distance from Magnolia Falls. Woods Boys Falls lies within the Ozark National Forest near Deer, AR. You can see the top of the falls from the bottom of Magnolia Falls. There are two ...
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Magnolia Falls-Ozark National Forest

Magnolia Falls lies within the Ozark National Forest near Deer, AR. The trail to Magnolia Falls is a little over 2 miles in and out if you only want to visit these falls. There are two other falls you can ...
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Steve Arnold

Meteorite Hunting-Finding Space Rocks

Part 1 of our video with Steve Arnold on how YOU can help study fireballs and help find the meteorites that they may drop to Earth. Meteorite hunting is something we have been interested in since early childhood on our ...
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Cecil Creek

Thunder Canyon Falls w/360° Photos

The weather was perfect for a hike on November 5, 2020. It was clear and cool as the day started but it quickly warmed into the 70s. The fall colors are in full swing and the colors were absolutely brilliant ...
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yellville park

Yellville City Park Crooked Creek Access

Yellville City Park public access area is on Highway 14 immediately after you cross Crooked Creek. There is a boat launch for canoes and you can fish along the banks for smallmouth bass. There is also a playground, walking track, ...
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Lead Hill Campground

Lead Hill Campground

Lead Hill Campground is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It has numerous campsites, as well as boat ramps, restrooms, and a marina. The campground is located at Diamond City, AR on the West Fork of Bull Shoals ...
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Jimmy Creek

Jimmy Creek Access

Jimmy Creek Access is at the end of Jimmy Creek Road off Highway 178 between Flippin and Bull Shoals, AR. It has a concrete boat launch and ample parking. The ramp has a pier next to the ramp to help ...
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Bull Shoals At Dam

Bull Shoals Dam Overlook

Bull Shoals Dam overlook is on the north side of Bull Shoals Dam. There is room for you to park and view the dam from the lake side. Behind you up on a hill just across the highway is the ...
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CCC Access

CCC Access To Bull Shoals Lake

CCC access is a concrete boat ramp located on Marion County Road 8050 between Moccasin Creek and Jimmie Creek on the lower portion of Bull Shoals Lake. Bull Shoals Lake is an impoundment of the White River that is one ...
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Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse Gardening

If you love fresh vegetables and herbs and hate having to buy them in the winter we may have just the thing for you. Greenhouse gardening can extend your growing season and provide you with fresh vegetables year-round. Just think ...
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Bur Oak

Bur Oak

The bur oak, sometimes also spelled burr, is a member of the white oak family of trees. They are native to the eastern and central United States, and grow as far west as the foothills of the Rockies. Center: Bur ...
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pinnate prairie coneflower

Pinnate Prairie Coneflower

The pinnate prairie coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) is also known as the yellow coneflower, the prairie coneflower, and the greyhead coneflower. It is in the Aster plant family. They spread by both seeds and rhizomes. Rhizomes spread out from the parent ...
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Man of the Earth flowers

Man Of The Earth Vine

Have you happened to see these large white flowers blooming along roads, field edges or other sunny areas? If you have, and are wondering what they are, read on to find out. What Is Man Of The Earth? These flowers ...
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Underwater video

Bull Shoals Lake Underwater

I went out on the lake on 7-7-20 and shot some video in a few places around the Bull Shoals Lake near Diamond City, AR. The lake has been over 30 feet above full pool since early spring. The flooded ...
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Self Heal

Self Heal Is An Edible & Medicinal Herb

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) has been used for centuries in folk medicine. It is easy to find in the Ozarks right now because it is blooming. Look for the small purple flowers on a small plant 12-18 inches tall. They are ...
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Chicory

Chicory Is Easily Found In The Ozarks Right Now

Have you been driving in the Ozarks and noticed all the light blue flowers blooming along the highways and in the pastures? That, my friends, is common chicory. Yes, that chicory. The name is famous if you have ever visited ...
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St Johns Wort

St. John’s Wort Skin Salve

Many people purchase St. John's Wort as a dietary supplement. Traditionally it has been used for a variety of ailments. It is available over the counter in health food stores, pharmacies and supermarkets in the form of capsules, liquid concentrates ...
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Queen Anne’s Lace field

Queen Ann’s Lace Jelly

Wild Carrot - Commonly Known As Queen Ann's Lace I never thought in a million years I would be writing a post about Queen Ann's Lace jelly. Yet, incredibly, here I am. Let me state from the beginning of this ...
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Purple Cone Flower

Purple Coneflower- Medicinal Flower

If you have performed research online for natural antiviral supplements you probably came across information on Echinacea. You may not be aware that the supplements you can purchase in health food stores and online contain parts of the purple coneflower ...
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dandelion flowers

Dandelion Flower Muscle/Joint Pain Balm

You know spring has arrived when the dandelion flowers start to bloom. These are usually the first flowers to bloom in the spring. Dandelion flowers are an important food source for honey bees after the long cold winter ends. Did ...
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plantain healing balm

Plantain Healing Balm Recipe

If you read the article on wild plantain and all the healing benefits of this common "weed" then you know its many benefits for your skin. If you haven't read it yet, you can read it here. In this article, ...
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lightning

Lightning-Storm Chase Update 5/1/20

The storms did not disappoint this week. We had thunderstorms after dark on successive nights just 3 days after the first storms of the week arrived on April 24. On the night of April 24, we had a line of ...
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fire pink

Fire Pink Wildflower

I found this wildflower blooming on a west-facing somewhat rocky hillside. The Fire Pink (Silene virginica) is a perennial herb in the Carnation family. This is a short perennial plant that is also called Scarlet Catchfly due to the short ...
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Storm Chase 4-12-20

Please Subscribe on YouTube if you like this video. Storm Chase 4-12-20-Easter Sunday began with light rain then just became grey and dreary. It was the calm before what was to come later in the afternoon. Storms were forecast to ...
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Lightning Storm

Storm Chase Update 4-3-20

Storm Chase Update 4-3-20-As we begin the month of April this is usually the time we see storm activity ramping up in the Ozarks. This week was pretty calm in the storm category. However, April 2nd did treat us to ...
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thunderstom

Storm Chase Update 3-29-20

Storm Chase Update 3-29-20-Nothing much happened on the storm chasing front this week until Saturday, March 28. I got out early to try and intercept a line of thunderstorms that were moving into our area out of Oklahoma. I set ...
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Fog on the lake

Storm Chase Update 3-20-20

Fog on the Hillside This past week we had almost 6 inches of rain on Bull Shoals Lake. We did have a line of thunderstorms that moved through the area and produced a small tornado last night. The video above ...
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Storm Chase Update March 13, 2020

Storm season is beginning in the Ozarks. That means that the storm chase season is beginning for us too. Although you can see thunderstorm activity at any time of the year, spring is typically the most active season for severe ...
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Lost Valley Trail

Hiking The Lost Valley Trail

The Lost Valley Trail is maintained by the National Park Service within the Buffalo National River Park. It is a 2 mile in and out trail that has some amazing sights. From high bluffs along Clark Creek to Eden Falls, ...
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Table Rock State Park-Lakeshore Trail

Table Rock State Park-Lakeshore Trail

Table Rock State Park is located on the south side of Branson, MO. Branson is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the US. Many visitors to Branson never get beyond the downtown strip attractions. Well, if you want to ...
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Buffalo River

Buffalo River Near Jasper, Arkansas

For more info and 360° photos of Pruitt Landing check out our new post here. When most people think of the Buffalo River in Arkansas they think of hot weather and canoes. But if you only think of seeing the ...
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Myrtle Trestle On Bear Creek

Myrtle Trestle On Bear Creek

The Myrtle Trestle on Bear Creek is a sight to see. The trestle is part of the Missouri and Northern Arkansas railroad line between Bergman and Guion, Arkansas. The line is still used today to ship products. We weren't lucky ...
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Bear Creek Overlook

Bear Creek Overlook- Hidden In Plain Sight

Bear Creek Overlook is one of the places we featured in our article about Bear Creek back in July. You can read that article here. In the article we only posted a few photos of the overlook. In the video ...
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Barren Fork Crossing

Barren Fork Crossing

Barren Fork Crossing It was a rainy day in north Arkansas when we set out to shoot some drone video. We were alert for weather as we made our way to the Barren Fork Crossing. It began misting rain during ...
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King's Bluff

King’s Bluff Hiking in Arkansas

We finally got a chance to go back and go hiking King's Bluff near Pelsor, Arkansas. If you follow our blog you may remember that we had visited this area earlier in the summer and hiked the Pedestal Rocks trail ...
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Fall foliage

Fall Foliage In The Ozarks Updates 2019

I wanted to create a page showing the changing Fall foliage colors as we move through the Fall season. I will be updating this page with videos as we move through the season. This year we had a dry spell ...
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West Sugarloaf Creek

West Sugarloaf Creek

West Sugarloaf Creek West Sugarloaf Creek empties into Bull Shoals Lake just to the Northwest of Lead Hill, Arkansas. The creek drains a large area of surrounding lands in its watershed. All this runoff eventually makes its way into Bull ...
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Diamond Hills Country Club

If you are looking for a gem in the heart of the Ozarks, then Diamond Hills Country Club is just what you are looking for. Diamond Hills Country Club is located in Diamond City, Arkansas. It is mere minutes from ...
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Commercial Drone Pilot

Why I Became A Commercial Drone Pilot

In this article I'm going to cover a little about becoming a commercial drone pilot, why I decided to become a commercial drone pilot myself, and also give you a little background on the regulations pertaining to drones in the ...
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Bull Shoals Fishing In The Summer Heat

As summer heat lingers on in the Ozarks it makes it harder and harder to wait for cooler weather to get out and do some Bull Shoals fishing. Sometimes you have to just bite the bullet and get out on ...
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Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area has been a place on my list of places to hike for a while now. I had read about the area and done some research on Google Earth, so I had a pretty good idea of ...
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Storm Chase 8/27/19

Storm Chase 8/27/19-While looking at the radar last night it was apparent that a line of strong storms would be moving into my area a little after midnight from the northwest. As many of you know I have been fascinated ...
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Althea Spring In Ozark County Missouri

If you enjoy finding out of the way places then a day trip to Althea Spring is just what you are looking for. Althea Spring is the 23rd largest spring in Missouri. And when I say it is an out ...
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Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is located along the Arkansas/Missouri border in northern Arkansas/southern Missouri. It is one of four lakes along the White River used for flood control. In order, these lakes are Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and ...
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Meteorite Hunt In The Ozarks

On August 12, 2019, I had the good fortune to be a part of a meteorite hunt in southwest Missouri with professional meteorite hunter Steve Arnold. Some of you may remember Steve from his television show "Meteorite Men". In this ...
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Bear Creek In Northwest Arkansas

Our adventure today takes us on a tour of Bear Creek in Northwest Arkansas. This pristine creek begins near Harrison, Arkansas and meanders through the Ozark countryside until it finally empties into Bull Shoals Lake. There are interesting sights all ...
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Roaring River State Park Missouri

Roaring River State Park is a Missouri state park with lots of activities for the whole family. We took the drive over to the park to see what it has to offer. Read on to find out about the park ...
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Geocaching find

Geocaching in the Ozarks

Geocaching is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family. If you are familiar with geocaching then you know how much fun it can be. If you aren't then read on and we'll explore the activity of geocaching and how ...
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Independence Day In The Ozarks

Independence Day In The Ozarks

All across this great country people were celebrating Independence Day yesterday. It was a day to be with family and friends to celebrate the United States. This should be one day of the year when we can put aside any ...
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Attractions Near Marshall, AR

A Few Attractions Near Marshall, AR

In this post, we wanted to share with you a few attractions near Marshall, AR. In the video below we visited the scenic overlook located just outside Marshall. Located beside the scenic overlook is the Rock N Java coffee shop ...
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Mystic Caverns

Mystic Caverns

Summers in the Ozarks can be hot and sticky. Although there are plenty of cool mountain streams to cool you off, what if you aren't looking to get wet? What better place than a cavern that is a cool 59 ...
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Rainboow trout

Cotter Arkansas Trout Fishing

Trout are not a native fish species in Arkansas. Since the 1950s when dams were built on the White and other rivers in Arkansas to control seasonal flooding, the natural fisheries were destroyed by the cold water discharged from the ...
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marble falls landmark sign

The City Of Marble Falls, Arkansas

Virtual Tour of Marble Falls 360° Photos. Use Your Mouse Or Move Your Phone To Look All Around.Click Arrow Shortcuts To Move Through The Tour. Learn more about our virtual tour service by clicking the info link on the last ...
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Purple Coneflower

Ozark Mountain Wildflowers

Now is a great time to view Ozark Mountain wildflowers. With all the recent rain the wildflowers are really showing off this year. Our area of the Ozark Mountains has been particularly lucky with the blooming of all the wildflowers ...
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Persimmon Point sunset

Persimmon Point On Bull Shoals Lake

Friday, May 24th of the 2019 Memorial Day weekend Gary and I are meeting some friends on Persimmon Point on Bull Shoals Lake, which is just a few miles from our place. We are going to sit by Bull Shoals ...
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Storm Gust Front

Storm Chasing In The Ozarks

Storm chasing is something that I love to do. One of the more interesting aspects of moving back to Arkansas for me was storm chasing. I know most people hate storms, but I have always been fascinated with them since ...
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Liles falls

Liles Falls

If you are looking for an easy day trip to see a beautiful waterfall while you are in the Ozarks, then Liles Falls should be on your list. These falls are named for Jim Liles. He was very instrumental in ...
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Twin Falls

Twin Falls

If you love waterfalls as I do, then you have to put Twin Falls on your list of waterfalls to visit. Twin Falls sits in the Buffalo River Valley, just northeast of Ponca, Arkansas. Directions To Twin Falls To reach ...
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Buffalo River- Lost in the Ozarks

Lost In The Ozarks

Welcome to our blog entitled "Lost In The Ozarks". For my first post I thought it would be good to give you a small preview of what we have planned for you on this blog. First you should know a ...
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