To The Editor:

Your Oct. 23rd article on “Outdoor Fun Close to Home” was one of the most enjoyable reads ever for me.

I’m probably biased because I have enjoyed the Current and Jacks Fork rivers for 45 years. My beloved father started it all with father and son weekend floats before the park service took over the areas.

The rivers were much more wild back then but are still as much fun today. The outings continued throughout the years turning to groups of family and friends enjoying the unbelievable scenic beauty and tranquility of the area.

We have a lifetime of great stories and memories about our adventures in an area so close to home that everyone in Missouri can and has to explore it at least once in their lifetime. In fact, people come from all over the United States to enjoy the beauty and fun it has to offer.

Camping, hiking, exploring the beautiful springs and caves, floating and jet boating are just some of the fun things in the area one can do on a day, weekend or entire week.

We have enjoyed almost the entire lengths of the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. We also enjoyed the Eleven Point and North Fork rivers to the west. What wonderful areas right here in our great state that some may not even know exist.

Thank you again for a great article!