Share photos now for The Real Ozarks magazine

Photo by L Schmidt

The Real Ozarks magazine will be published March 21, and the Times staff is looking for photos of people enjoying all that Ozark County and nearby areas have to offer. We’re especially interested in photos of residents and visitors enjoying fun activities on the North Fork of the White River and Bryant Creek, on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes and on trails and in campgrounds throughout the area. Whatever you enjoy doing here – fishing, floating, swimming, hiking, camping, relaxing – we hope you’ll share your photos of it. 

The magazine is distributed throughout the state in official visitor centers and was redesigned last year to become a practical, appealing guide to all the wonderful activities available in this place we all love. The revised magazine includes trail maps, river floats and lake fun opportunities, scenic-drive routes, camping and lodging information, tips on locals’ favorite spots to eat, and descriptions of popular attractions. 

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photos to be considered for the magazine. Everyone who submits a photo will have his or her name entered in a drawing for a $100 cash prize. 

Readers and residents are encouraged to review photos on their smartphones and in digital albums and send pictures taken during all seasons of the year. Email them to, and be sure to include your name, address and phone number as well as information about the photo’s subject. All photos will be attributed to the photographer, but the Times asks that you please refrain from using watermarks or logos on the photos. 

Hard-copy prints may be dropped off at the Times office. Attach the photographer’s name, address and phone number to the back of each photo. (Do not write on the back of the photo with a ballpoint pen.)

Businesses who would like to advertise in The Real Ozarks magazine should call Jenny at 417-679-4641 or email The advertising and photo deadline is Feb. 23.

For more information about The Real Ozarks magazine, call the Times office at 417-679-4641.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423