Alley Spring Mill
No trip to Alley Spring National Park is complete without a visit to the Old Red Mill.
The present structure was constructed during 1893-1894 by George Washington McCaskill. With a constant water supply of 81 million gallons daily flow from Alley Spring this seemed to be an ideal place for a grist mill. Alley was home, farm and school for people who lived here a century ago. Dances, baseball games and roller skating were all part of Alley’s busier days. Many still choose Alley Spring as the site for their wedding or family reunion.
Tours of the mill are given daily throughout the summer.
Picnic sites are located beside the spring branch and within walking distance of the Jacks Fork River there are also 2 large pavilions that may be reserved.
For information or pavilion reservations you may contact Ozark National Scenic Riverways at 573-323-4236 or log on to www.nps.gov/ozar.
The Alley Overlook Trail 1.5 miles begins right outside the door of the Alley Mill. This steep trail takes you to an overlook where you can look down into Alley Spring.
For those who prefer a shorter hike, the Alley Spring Branch Trail (0.3 miles), begins with a nice walk around Alley Spring and follows the spring branch back to the parking lot.
One of the top 50 sports towns in Missouri!
Eminence has its own unique personality. With quaint shops and unique restaurants there is something for everyone. Stay a day or a lifetime.
- Ozark Orchard Restaurant 573-226-3604
- Winfield’s & Rube’s Roost 573-226-3400
- Ruby’s T & T Family Restaurant 573-226-3878
- Dairy Shack 573-226-3727
- Aquila Lodge & Steakhouse 573-226-5665
- Dean’s Barbecue
- Rocky Falls
- Blue Spring
- Round Spring
Roy L. Beck Municipal Golf Course and Walking Trail
9 hole, par 36 golf course, totaling 2758 yards. Nature trail is two miles long. Starting on the banks of the Jacks Fork River and eventually climbing on top of an Ozark Ridge for a spectacular view at the finishing holes, this course is very challenging.
Driving range and cart rentals available.
Location: Highway 19 North side of Jacks Fork Bridge East on Tom Akers Road.
Coldwater Ranch. Jim & Kathy Thomas. Guided tours. Horses rented by the hour. Reservations preferred.
Location: Highway 19 North of Eminence, 3 miles, right on County Road number 1 mile.
For additional information or regulations go to MDC website.
There is no shortage of wildlife to be seen while floating our beautiful rivers. Turtles, dear, wild turkey, raccoon, beaver, river otter, fish, mink and bald eagles are all plentiful. Also, the famous Missouri Wild Horses.