Exploring Springtime Waterfalls Around the Middle District

Richland Creek Wilderness Area

Welcome to the Buffalo River Country and the mesmerizing Ozark Mountains! This region is renowned for its plethora of outdoor activities, from floating along America's first national river to casting your line in the numerous tributaries that carve through the landscape. Whether you're pitching your tent on a tranquil gravel bar, swinging on the porch of your cozy, rustic cabin, or perusing the charming artisan shops dotting the area, there's always something to captivate your senses.

Yet, amidst all these delights, one aspect stands out: the breathtaking waterfalls nestled in the Richland Valley area. Just a 30-minute drive south of our store lies the small, quaint town of Witts Springs, aptly dubbed the Gateway to the Richland Valley. The Richland Valley area boasts an array of stunning waterfalls, each offering a unique experience for avid nature enthusiasts and casual explorers alike. From the gentle cascade of crystal-clear water to the thundering roar of a majestic waterfall, there's no shortage of natural wonders to discover. Embark on a journey through lush forests and winding trails as you seek out these hidden gems. Let the sound of rushing water guide you as you traverse the rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the serenity of the wilderness. The location of Witts Springs also serves as the perfect location for other outdoor activities like ATV rides, poker runs, and horseback riding that extend throughout the Ozark National Forest. Here, adventure awaits at the Richland Valley Welcome Center, your ultimate resource for all things hiking and waterfall exploration!

So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and take a right on Richland Creek Road to start your journey! Go 4.3 miles and then the road will fork onto Falling Water Rd. Taking a left will lead you to a nearby horse back riding trail, the famous Falling Water Falls, and the Falling Water Horse Camp. Taking a right at the fork will lead you on a very short drive to Six Finger Falls, the Terry O'Keefe Falls and the Twin Falls around the Richland Creek Recreation Campground! A little further north of the campground the road comes to several creek crossings that are typically only accessible by 4 wheel drive depending on recent rain. This road will wind you through the beautiful, labrynthine low mountain forest before you reach the valley lands of the Narrows along the Buffalo National River, the Ozark Highlands and Buffalo River Trails!