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              Capital of the Ozarks
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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.

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.

Featured Attractions: 

Bluff Dwellers Cavern
Bluff Dweller's Cavern & Museum

Eagles Nest Camp & Canoe
Eagles Nest Camp & Canoe

Ginger Blue
Ginger Blue Inn

Bed & Breakfast

Off the
                                      Deep End
Off the Deep End

Seasonal Cabin Rentals

River Ranch Resort
River Ranch Resort

Floats, Camping, Cabins

                                      Cabins at Ginger Blue
The Cabins at Ginger Blue
Year-Round Rentals

Elk River Resort
Elk River Resort

Lodging & Floats

Jim Boston Realty
Jim Boston Realty
Area property for sale

Your Noel business can advertise here for less than you might think...

Noel is located in the far southwest corner of Missouri...

4-state area map

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.Giant Icicle hanging from
                    Noel bluff 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...


Dining & Entertainment Guide & Reviews
Reviews of all restaurants, cafes, bars and night clubs in McDonald County.

Visitor Info.
Information about local campgrounds, restaurants, and other attractions.

Photo Gallery
Photographs of the Noel area.

Christmas Postmarks
Information about the special Noel Christmas postmarks.

Noel Betterment Association

Noel Betterment Association

Noel Community Vision Plan  PDF (121 MB)

Click for Noel, Missouri Forecast

Bruce Arnold, Consulting
Serving McDonald County's Information Technology
needs since 1990

Excerpts from the Noel Chamber of Commerce Brochure 1987, 
Used by permission,

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