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Parkers Hollow One Room Schoolhouse,

Susie Nichols Cabin Historic Site,

and Parker Ford Current River Access



To get to the Parker Hollow area, from Hwy YY, turn onto road 6520 (road sign 652). Drive about 1.5 miles. The gravel road is not an easy one. Four wheel drive helpful. I have made it in a vehicle, but it is intimidating.

You will see the one room school house from the road. We stopped in the middle of the road to walk over to it, but there is not much traffic down this road, so it was not a problem.

Further down the gravel road there is a road that turns to the right. A short distance down this road is where you will find the Parker Ford Current River Access. You can set up a primitive camp here.

Further down the road you will come to Parker Hollow Creek, which crosses the road. You can park here (as we did) or if you have four-wheel drive, cross the creek that flows over the road and park at the gate to the Nichols Farm. The sign indicates it is a .5 mile hike, but online elsewhere I read it was .7 mile hike. The road is used by horseback riders often, so watch for droppings as you walk.

You can walk into the barn and the shed or chicken coup (whatever it is).

You can walk into the home as well. I also walked around it.


This was quite the adventure down yet another thrilling downward rutted gravel road and then an intimidating walk out into the middle of nowhere! Imagine these people living here! Talk about self-susbtantance!

Visit the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Map and download it for you trip. The above image is a snippet of this map showing the Upper Current River places to visit. Not all of these places are in Dent County as some are in Shannon County, along with the Middle Current River areas.


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