On their own, the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers are each destination-worthy, but their close proximity to each other means some of the best floating in the Midwest is found right here in the Ozarks. Designated the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways, the Jacks Fork, Current River and the surrounding 80,000 acres of land have been preserved by the National Parks Service since 1962. The area sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and you could easily spend several weeks in the park and not run out of places to explore. But the biggest draw by far is the floating. Combined, the rivers flow for more than 220 miles, much of which is floatable. Both rivers are known for their crystal clear spring-fed water and wild and scenic landscape, but they each have their own distinct personality, which is why we highly recommend you float both of them during your trip.