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(Van Buren) – Ozark National Scenic Riverways is planning to burn a portion of the Booming Shoals Prescribed Burn unit on Tuesday, April 1.

This prescribed burn encompasses approximately 35 acres of the Booming Shoals unit (which is 1,150 acres in entirety) and is located on the east side of the Current River, east of Powder Mill in Shannon County. The remainder of the unit will be burned at a later date.

Park visitors near Powder Mill or Blue Spring on the Current River, as well as those traveling on State Highway 106 may notice smoke from the prescribed burn. The Blue Spring Hiking Trail, which runs from Powder Mill to Blue Spring, borders the western edge of the unit. The road to Blue Spring (known as County Road 106-535 or NPS Road 165) travels through the center of the unit. The road and the hiking trail could be subject to closure during periods of the prescribed burn.

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