Scenic Riverway Hills

This unique development offers land ownership opportunities adjacent to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways – the first nationally-protected wild and scenic river, created by an Act of Congress in 1964, and now comprising over 80,000 acres of National Park along 134 miles of clear, free-flowing spring-fed waterways in the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers.

Scenic Riverway Hills is a development of over 500 acres along the Jacks Fork River two miles east of Eminence, Missouri with mountain and river view lots.

The region is known for canoeing and kayaking, horseback trailriding, hiking, fly fishing, camping, and biking.  Recreational outfitters in Eminence and surrounding communities offer canoe rentals, horse rental, and organized trail rides.  More information on those amenities can be found here.

*All owners have shared use of a 3 acre Common Park on the banks of the river with picnic grounds and access for canoes and trail riding.

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Scenic Riverway Hills Pricing

*Property lines on all maps are representative. Metes and bounds descriptions are set forth in surveys, and copies are available to prospective buyers upon request.


Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Please call for current status and availability.

*Financing Available to Qualified Buyers through Security Bank of the Ozarks in Eminence, Missouri.  Details available upon request.

*Tract location and size are approximate and for illustration only. Consult surveys for exact boundaries



SRH Location – Just 2 Miles East of Eminence.

View to North

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  • Deeded access to the Jacks Fork River at a private park
  • Private gravel roads are available for hiking and horseback riding
  • All common areas and roads maintained by the Land Owners Association (LOA)

Note: All deeds are subject to common Covenants designed to maintain the residential and recreational character of the property and applicable to all Scenic Riverway Hills owners.  Copies available to prospective buyers upon request.

All Owners have Deeded access to the common park right next to the river.


The National Riverway

Floating the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers

The SCENIC RIVERWAY HILLS is on the Jacks Fork River, which well-known for crystal clear water and year-round floating in Class I and II waters.  The Jacks Fork River flowing past is part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and fed by Blue Spring (90 million gallons of fresh water daily) and Alley Spring (81 million gallons daily) – Missouri’s sixth and seventh largest natural springs.

As a result, the river running through SCENIC RIVERWAY HILLS maintains a constant flow of cool, clear water even in times of low rainfall and summer heat.  The rivers’ nationally-protected status as part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, along with the surrounding topography of hills and bluffs with multiple parks and conservation areas helps give the rivers some of the highest quality waters in the United States.

Visit the National Park Site

Here are some of the reviews:

“It’s like someone dropped a piece of Costa Rica into Missouri. [The river] isn’t worth two visits–it’s worth dozens.” – Mike Bezemek, “A Belated Return to the Jacks Fork, Regular Paddler, Remarkable Waters,” Canoe & Kayak Magazine (November 23, 2015).

“Once described as the Mozart of rivers, the upper Jacks Fork is one of Missouri’s wildest and most scenic rivers. It’s a deep and narrow valley that offers spring paddlers a spirited float.  …  A paddler’s paradise? An Ozark nirvana? For me, it’s heaven. … This is a true wilderness float, with both calm Class I reaches and wild-but-mild, white-water-capped Class II rollercoasters. It paddles like a river that’s dropping down the western slope of Colorado.”  Brett Dufur, “To Heaven and Back on the Upper Jacks Fork,” Missouri Conservationist Magazine (March 19, 2013).

“Abundant riverbank campsites, caves, sink holes, bluffs, springs, natural vegetation and other features are everywhere up and down the river. Access is above average, with put-in and take-out points spaced to allow trips of varying lengths depending upon what you want to do and how the river is flowing at the time. If you are planning a trip to the Current River, then take the time to also schedule a day or two on the Jacks Fork for a little more ‘thrill’ than you will find on the tamer Current. The river is also great for anglers with its crystal clear, cool water.” “Jack’s Fork River, Missouri Report by Marc W. McCord” for Southwest Paddler.

“On the upper Jacks Fork River wilderness reigns. There are no road overpasses, hordes of humans nor drone of jetboat engines. A few strokes of the paddle and my floating partner … and I, are swept into the speedy current, away from the simple access at Blue Spring and into a wild, watery world which few people ever experience.”  – Bill Cooper, “Floating the Upper Jacks Fork,” Kirksville Daily Express (June 30, 2016).

Canoe Outfitters include

Akers Ferry Canoe Rental

Carrs Canoe Rental

Harvey’s Alley Spring

Jacks Fork Canoe Rental and Campground

Two Rivers Canoe Rental

Windy’s Canoe Rental

Horseback Trail Riding

“The hills and forests of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways area abound in trail riding opportunities. Horseback riding in the Ozark Riverways is limited to state and county unpaved roads, and the four NPS designated horse trails. The National Park Service has marked and color coded some 23 miles of horse trails, but a good topographical map will help. All of the designated trails are in the Two Rivers area.”  National Park Service Website.

Trail Riding Outfitters include

Coldwater Ranch

Cross Country Trail Rides

Hay Hollow Stables


Eminence, Missouri is the Shannon County seat, with a resident population of 600 and hosts tens of thousands of recreational visitors each year.

In town, you will find the county courthouse, a library, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, restaurants, and antique shops, along with a classic diner (Ruby’s) that has daily lunch buffets and all-you-can-eat catfish at lunch on Fridays.

You can also find canoe rentals, horse stables, trail riding outfitters, motels, a bed and breakfast, and cabin rentals in and around the town.

You can access the Eminence Chamber of Commerce website here.


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