According to Life Magazine the Jacks Fork River is “One of the Worlds ten most scenic floating / fishing streams.”
A tributary of the Current, the Jacks Fork River is one of the wildest and most scenic of all Missouri Ozark streams. Clear waters roaring down the valley are surrounded by steep walls and massive cliffs. The Jacks Fork is a class I / II river and the average gradient is 7 feet.
* Difficulty is measured by class from I – IV and gradient is the feet of drop per mile.
Click here for a mile by mile description of the Jacks Fork River, courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation.