Press Room - For Journalist,
Photographers, & Tour Leaders
Each fall we receive calls from journalist, tour leaders,
photographers, and film crews asking for fall foliage information. Since Ozarks Outdoor
Recreation is what we promote full time, all year, it is our passion to help you. We've
promoted this area's tourism industry full time since 1995, and we produced the area's
first foliage report back in 1997. We do not rely on spotters, we are the spotters. We
drive some 1,100 miles every fall to track color conditions. Here is what we have to
Interactive Maps - Our reporting area covers
literally hundreds of square miles. There's a lot to choose from but it can be hard to
find the really cool spots without help. All you need do is use our Sylamore Driving Tour Map. Each
point on this map gives you details of what is there, if the road surface is gravel or
pavement, if there is cell signal there or not, etc. Still, it's a lot to browse through
so if time is short, phone us.
Journalists - If you need high resolution
photographs for print, call and ask us for what you need. There is no charge as long as we
can email or send them to an FTP site. This offer is valid for journalists and tour
Photographers/ Video Crews - If you are a
photography, video, or television crew looking for view points, cell phone signal
locations, certain light conditions, etc., take a look at our Sylamore Driving Tour Map then
give us a call and we'll be glad to direct you to the best spots for what you want. We
also have several HDV format stock video clips if the weather or technical issues thwart
your efforts here.
Tour Leaders/Bus Drivers - If you need help
planning a route that has restaurants, gas stations, and lodging, we'll be glad to help.
Both of us hold Class A CDLs with full endorsements so if you have questions about fuel
stops, road conditions, etc. we can talk about your needs in driving terms. In general the
paved roads shown on our Sylamore
Driving Tour Map are all drivable in full size buses.
Gary & Mary Cooley
Ozark Mountains Website, Inc (DBA 2Cooleys.Com)
Mountain Home, Arkansas