Jack's Fork River Trail is a 18.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Summersville, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I love this river float it in the winter to avoid summer crowds
Great river. Nice rapids.
I kayaked Jacks Fork just after it was opened after flood stage. Water was at its best. This river from the Prongs to at least Alley Springs had a lot of towering bluffs, caves everywhere that you can stop and explore and a few that were closed by the parks department, a good number of large springs, and just overall Ozark beauty. The water is rated as class 1 with some spots as class 2. When the water is up, like when I went, it had some nice class two water. A must do when you are in the area, but call ahead as the upper area, the Prongs, can only be floated in the spring or fall when their is a lot of rain. Give yourself two full days to float it.
Jack's Fork is excellent for lazy canoeing or kayaking. It is a beautiful, winding river that meanders through the lower Ozarks. It is the perfect compliment to Current River and Eleven Point River for those interested in relaxing float trips, river-side picnics, gentle hikes, or anything in between.
Great experience, stayed at a campground at Eminence on the riverfront which served as the midpoint where we stopped for lunch. Excellent places to swim and jump off some cliffs.