Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport, also known as Forney Field and formerly known as Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field, is a joint-use public and military airport serving Waynesville and St. Robert, Missouri in the United States of America. It is located at Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, but is jointly run by the two cities of Waynesville and St. Robert. The airport is used for scheduled commercial passenger service and is available for civilian use by private pilots.
Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation in the Missouri Ozarks. The main gate is situated on the southern boundary of St. Robert.
What to see & do
Ozarks - The Ozarks, also known as the Ozark Mountains, Ozarks Mountain Country, and the Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic and geologic highland region lying over the southern half of Missouri, as well as a portion of north-western and north central Arkansas. Despite being called the Ozark Mountains, the Ozarks are technically a high and deeply dissected plateau covering nearly 122,000 square kilometres.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Ozark National Scenic Riverways is a national park in the Ozarks, created to protect the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. It encompasses 324 square kilometres and is home a large amount of plant and animal species. The park is also used for recreational activities, including canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, birdwatching, photography, and of course, sightseeing.
Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center - The Tiger Typhoon Aquatic Center is a recreational centre situated across from the St. Robert Municipal Park. It is a popular attraction not only for tourists but for locals as well, featuring plenty of amenities such as an indoor therapy pool, zero depth splash area, several water play structures, slides, water basketball and volleyball, a rock climbing wall, and more. All guests below 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or a guardian aged 16 or older.
Horseback Riding - Equestrians visiting Missouri, whether a beginner or an expert, can go horseriding in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Cataloochee or at Deep Creek. Go for a one- or two-hour ride, or arrange a half or full day trip at local Waynesville outfitters.
How to get around
Car rentals in Pulaski County are available by reservation at airports, including at Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport. Car rental companies based at the airport include Budget Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Rengal, and Mid Missouri Motors - Harrison Rentals.
How to get there
Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport is served by one commercial airline, Cape Air, with scheduled passenger service subsidised by the Essential Air Service Program. There are flights to Forney Field from Lambert–St. Louis International Airport in Greater St. Louis. Travellers who wish to come into Fort Leonard Wood by air travel from anywhere else must first land in St. Louis before taking a shorter flight to Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport. Other modes of transportation include shuttle service, bus service, AmTrak (to St. Louis, 120 miles east of Fort Leonard Wood, and Jefferson City, 100 miles north of Fort Leonard Wood).
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