You'll find great golfing in the Ozarks. Eminence has a new golf course built in the hillside. It is a challenging 9-hole course, par 36, 2758 yards. Excellent greens and fairways. There is a pavillion for observing others playing. If you do not want to golf and prefer a little exercise, there is 2 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate. You can practice at the driving range located along the Jacks Fork River. Relax and enjoy an outing on the course with friendly, professional service. Located only 2 blocks from your cottage, the Clubhouse offers a variety of items: club rentals, gloves, T-shirts, caps and sodas, to name a few. For more information please call 573-226-3018. *Cash rates provided by area businesses.
Guided wilderness trailrides thru the Ozark forests, hills and streams. Horses of every spirit for the novice to the expert, young and old. Let your sense of adventure come alive. You will enjoy riding for an hour, all day, or any amount of time in between. Reservations need to be made so your horse will be saddled and ready to go.
• Coldwater Ranch, 573-226-3723
• Cross Country Trail Rides, 573-226-3492
• Rancho Dos Amigos, 573-226-3260
*Cash rates provided by area businesses.
Flat Rock Tower
Flat Rock Tower is a left over from the days when people manned fire towers. They watched for the signs of smoke coming from the many thousands of wooded acres. Our guests can climb the fire tower. You will find yourselves high above the tall trees that circle the tower base. You will see for miles and miles in every direction. Smoke may be visible from a kiln that makes the charcoal you use in your barbecue grill. The small towns are visible on a clear summer day.
For all of our nature lovers, hiking is a super activity. We have a multitude of trails ranging from a leisurely stroll to a strenuous workout. Walk along the Alley, Big and Greer Springs Trails, or learn about the area hiking the Pulltite and Lick Log Interpretive Trails. We offer backpack shuttle services for serious hikers using the 500 plus miles of the Ozark Trail.
There are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. Explore, find and log geocaches in the amazing Eminence area Ozarks! We have a listing of hot spots so bring your GPS and catch the fever! With over 450 sites (and growing) listed on geocaching.com, we have become a favorite area for geocachers. Use our zip code (65466) to find the true treasures of the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers.
A given considering the miles and miles of rivers we have to explore! Fishing opportunities abound on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. You'll find smallmouth, largemouth, Kentucky spotted bass, chain pickerel and an occasional walleye, goggle-eye and pumkinseed. Love trout? Montauk State Park makes for a great day trip! Fishing licenses, bait and a picnic lunch can be purchased 1/4 mile from here at the Fast Stop. Call 573-226-3607 for more information.
Wild Turkeys, soaring Eagles, Kingfishers, the endangered Blue Herons and Pileated Woodpeckers are just a few of the birds you'll find in the area. At night you may even spot a Snipe or the endangered Brown or Grey Bat. Our rich and diverse habitat provides the chance to see a wide variety of birds. The Eminence area is among the choicest in the state for for the avid bird watcher.
The Ozark Trail also offers a wonderful and challenging opportunity to experience the wilderness on bike. Get in a great workout while enjoying the beauty of the mountains and the rivers. Mountain biking is good, healthy fun and helps to develop a connection with the natural world.
Public hunting on the Missouri Conservation Department and National Forest Service lands is extremely popular in the Ozarks. Wild Turkey, Deer, Squirrel and Rabbit are abundant here. You’ll have access to thousands of acres of hunting land to provide a wide variety of archery, muzzleloader and rifle whitetail deer hunts, as well as spring turkey hunts. A valid hunting license is required.
ATVs are allowed on many non-paved roads within the National Park Service. An ATV ride can provide your family with an exciting adventure and a lasting vacation memory. Do a little research to make sure you know all the rules to fully enjoy your all-terrain excursion!
Wild Horse Viewing
That's right! We have federally protected wild horse herds right here in Eminence. Many guests see them as they float the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers. These horses have been running free for over 100 years and are a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Find these beauties and experience them in their natural environment — wild, unchained, unrestrained!
The Missouri Department of Conservation opened a free handgun, rifle and shotgun range in the White Ranch Conservation area called The Bay Creek Shooting Range. This no-fee range has wire target holders with distances from 50-200 feet. Bring your own skeet equipment and supplies. Parking available and remember to bring noise protection. Located only minutes from Eminence.