Jacks Fork is one of two rivers in Missouri that are part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways system.
Starting in Texas County, this spring-fed river flows nearly 50 miles in an east to northeasterly direction. It is the major tributary of the Current River, ending at its confluence near Eminence, Missouri.
The first 25 miles from the Prongs to Bay Creek is beautiful valley and provides Class II water during the spring. Please note, there is little access on this section of the river so be prepared. Once Alley Spring is reached, it is a Class I River all the way to the confluence and is floatable all year.
The Jacks Fork has multiple caves and natural springs to visit and is a popular destination for canoeists and kayakers.