National Park Mystery Photo 26: Water on the Run

Where in the National Park System might you spy this feature?

The trick with this Mystery Photo likely might not be in identifying what this photo shows, but rather in correctly stating where it was taken.

Water? Check.

Weathered wood? Check.

But where the heck is it?

Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

A lock gate along the C&O canal?

Good guesses, but not even warm!

Is "not even warm" a clue? The color of the water reminds me of Alley Mill (and Spring) in Ozark National Scenic Riverways...?

Uh-oh. While that "not even warm" comment wasn't intended as a hint, it apparently stirred something in Chris's mind, as he's figured it out. However, we're gonna hold off on revealing his answer so others can take a whack at figuring this one out.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways?

We've had another correct answer, but we'll give you West Coast readers a bit more time to puzzle over this before identifying the shot...

This is the mill pond gate at the Alley Springs Mill in southern Missouri.

Congrats go out to Chris, who correctly identified the photo as coming from the spring at Alley Mill in Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Runner-up honors to two anonymous posters. Tomorrow we'll provide a larger photo and more details.