In order to keep Current River enjoyable for everyone, please remember to follow these basic rules. Refusal to abide by these rules may result in dismissal from the river or, if applicable, prosecution by law.

The River Rules

Ozark National Scenic Riverways
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Ozark National Scenic Riverways welcomes you and offers you a fun and memorable opportunity for family-friendly recreation.

As the first river system to receive Federal protection we ask your support in keeping this river a place for future generations to enjoy.

The regulations are enforced to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. Thanks you for your assistance in keeping this National Park a family-friendly place for all. Have fun, respect others and the river.



*No glass bottled beverages within 50 feet of the river.
*No foam coolers within 50 feet of the river.
*No littering. Please help us keep the river clean by picking up litter and hauling it to a landing.



All Missouri and Federal alcohol regulations are aggressively enforced.

*No minors in possession of alcohol. Rangers will call your parents and/or take you into custody!
*No excessive alcohol use including a beer bong, kegs of any size, “jello” shots, or large volume containers that hold more than one gallon of an alcoholic beverage.
*No open containers. An open container of alcoholic beverage in a vehicle is prohibited.
*Absolutely no illegal drugs.



*No cliff diving, jumping, or use of rope swings.
*Turn the volume down. Keep stereo systems and other noise making devices below 60 decibels—low enough to not interfere with normal conversation.
*No public nudity or solicitation for nudity.
*Be respectful to others
*Do not harass animals, destroy plants, disturb archeological sites, deface, or otherwise damage historic structures

National Park Service Rangers and State Officials enforce regulations through Federal and State Courts.