Flood Report: Updated May 1, 2017
As you may already know, Noel has once again suffered another devastating flood. The waters are beginning to recede, and the survey of damage is yet to be completed.
MANY ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE STILL CLOSED.
Please avoid the temptation to sightsee and make traffic worse than it already is.
There are plenty of photos and videos on Facebook.
HOWEVER, don't let this discourage you from planning to visit later this summer...
Campgrounds are already in the process of putting everything back to normal, and floods are not at all uncommon, so we're used to cleaning things up in a hurry. As long as there aren't any additional major floods, most campgrounds will be fully operational by or before Memorial Day weekend. If you have made reservations, please wait a few days before calling the campgrounds to check on things, as some of them are still without either phone or internet service at this time. I'm sure that if there are any facilities that won't be repaired in time for your visit, the campgrounds will notify you well ahead of time.
Your Noel business can advertise here for less than you might think...
Noel is located in the far southwest corner of
It is beautifully situated on the Elk River, and is ringed by timbered Ozark mountains.
Noel is centrally located for canoe trips down the Elk River and its tributaries of Big Sugar Creek and Indian Creek. These fast-moving, clear-water streams bisect some of the grandest scenery in the Ozark range. It has been a perennial favorite of vacationers for more than half a century.
Among Noel's pleasant surprises, if you are a visitor used to endless tourist traps, is what is not here. You'll find no towering waterslides, no gaudy music emporiums, no sea plane rides, and no amusement parks. Dotted along the banks of the Elk River are lovely, shaded camp grounds and picturesque motels. Outdoorsmen have made Noel the canoe capital of the Ozarks. There are a number of canoe rental outlets that offer various lengths of float trips. Noel is for relaxing!
Like the rest of the Ozarks where Noel is located, trees create as much a blaze of color in the fall, as the wildflowers do in the Spring. But, its the bluffs overhanging the roads that are the most breathtaking. They provide a panorama of limestone splendor unmatched in the Ozarks.
Visit us, and discover the beauty of Noel...
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