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Thayer is in the Ozarks region of southwest Missouri.

Get in[edit]

U.S. Hwy 63 is the primary corridor into the town. Thayer is the southernmost point of Scenic Highway 19 which travels through national forests and crosses several scenic rivers.

Thayer has a small airport.

Get around[edit]


  • Grand Gulf State Park. Is a collapsed cave system exposing a great example of the karst systems underlying the Ozark region. Walk through a natural bridge and into the mouth of a cave that serves as the gulf's drain system toward an underground river that arises at Mammoth Spring in nearby Arkansas.
  • Warm Fork of the Spring River is a lesser known Ozark stream that provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and floating w/o the crowds downstream when it joins the Mammoth Spring spring branch in Arkansas and forms the popular Spring River.



  • Fin and Fur offers a large assortment of hunting, fishing, camping supplies, and apparel.
  • Shop flea markets.



  • The Beverage Shoppe, US Hwy 63, +1 417 264-3118. Locally owned package store providing all your float trip and hunting camp needs.


  • Mammoth Spring Lodge Motel, U.S. 63 South, +1 417 264-3888. Accommodations near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
  • Riverview Motel, 423 U.S. 63, +1 870 625-3218. Accommodations overlooking Spring River in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Thayer
Jefferson CityWest Plains  N  S  Mammoth SpringJonesboro
CubaAlton  N  S  END

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