This is great country for small town, history back into the early 1800's and glacial shaped landscape. Lots of state parks and the Shawnee National Forest. When I was a boy scout we camped at most of the locations, then known as the Ozark Shawnee Trail.
Yesterday I went down to see what things look like for camping. Donna and I hiked back to the waterfall... Ankle deep in autumn leaves but not much in the way of water.