October Float on the Eleven Point!

by Jay Dee on October 5, 2017

On October 27-29th, join your host Rick Morrison for an overnight float on the Eleven Point River (Greer Crossing Access to Whitten Access = 11.9).  We will be base camping at Greer Crossing Access on Friday (Oct. 27th) night, if you are not wanting to base camp, meet us at Greer Crossing Access no later than 10am on Saturday (Oct. 28th).  We will decide where to camp on Saturday (closest and or available river camp to the halfway mark), and will resume paddling on Sunday (Oct. 29th) to Whitten Access (the take-out).

Contact Rick Morrison at 417-576-4048 for more information.

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4th Quarter Calendar for 2017!

by Jay Dee on September 22, 2017

***NOTE: These dates, times, and events are subject to change at any given time.  Please check this website for updates and further detailed posts.*** 

The last day of 2017 memberships is on Sept. 30 (SATURDAY) • Memberships for 2018 will be due on October 1st (SUNDAY).  CLICK HERE to download an OMP Members Application

OCTOBER MEMBERS MEETING – Oct. 12th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Come join us to catch up on all the up coming and recent events! • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on the 2018 OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.

OCTOBER OKC TRIP – Oct. 21st (SATURDAY) • Oklahoma Riversport Rapids (Park-n-Run course) • The current plan is to camp at Arcadia Lake in Edmond, OK • (CLICK HERE for camping info) • Contact Jason Haskin at 417.379.2220 for more info about this trip.

OCTOBER FLOAT – Oct. 27-29th (FRIDAY – SATURDAY) • Eleven Point River (Greer Crossing Access to Whitten Access = 11.9) • OVERNIGHT FLOAT! • Contact Rick Morrison at 417-576-4048 for more information.

NOVEMBER MEMBERS MEETING – Nov. 9th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on the 2018 OMP Calendar!  TWO Lucky winners will receive $20 for their winning pictures.

NOVEMBER FLOAT – Nov. 18th (SATURDAY) • Buffalo River (Mt. Hersey to Woolum -or- if the water level is low: Tyler Bend to Gilbert) • The Birthday Float! – Come help Terri celebrate her Birthday (request no presents, just your presence (wink). Contact Terri Bradley at 417.860.1449 for more info. 

OMP X-MAS PARTY! – Dec. 2nd (SATURDAY) • 7pm – 10pm • B2 (B Squared) Cafe (CLICK HERE for location map) • Come join us for our annual X-mas party! We will have catered appetizers, a beer and wine CASH BAR available (NO BYOB ALLOWED at this event, sorry!), a slideshow with many pictures and video clips of paddling experiences over the years, and a whole lot of mingling fun reflecting on 2017 and previous years! This will substitute for our monthly meeting and you will be required to turn in your membership application and dues in order to attend.  Please R.S.V.P. to give the caterers an accurate headcount for this event.  This will substitute for our monthly meeting and you will be required to turn in your membership application and dues in order to attend.  Contact Marty Zerr at 417.818.8981 to R.S.V.P. or for more information. 

DECEMBER FLOAT – December 9th (Saturday) • Niangua River (Bennett Springs Access to Barclay Access) • Contact Marty Zerr at 417.818.8981 for more info.  This will be our last planned event for 2017 so don’t miss out!

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October OKC Trip!

October 12, 2017

Join us on October 21st (SATURDAY) for a trip to the Oklahoma Riversport Rapids facility.  Come and experience some BIG water in a controlled environment. (CLICK HERE for directions -or- their address is: 800 Riversport Dr. • Oklahoma City, OK 73129). Bring your boats and gear if you prefer, otherwise, rent what you need from […]

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Current River Trip Report

September 25, 2017

September 23-24th, 2017 – Current River – Round Spring to Two Rivers: We had a large group of 13 paddlers that attended the overnight float on the Current River (18 miles total). The weather had blessed us with summer-like conditions on the 2nd day of Fall to compliment the cold waters and beautiful scenery.  We […]

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OMP Wins Award and Recognition!

September 16, 2017

The James River Basin Partnership has honored Ozark Mountain Paddlers for our organization’s commitment to our region’s ecosystem, recreation, and water safety by presenting the 8th award in celebration of JRBP’s 20th Anniversary for “Community Connection”. CLICK HERE for our official award posting and Q & A feature. The award was presented by Christa Gammon (James […]

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Membership’s are Due!

September 14, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The last day of 2017 memberships is on Sept. 30 (SATURDAY). Memberships for 2018 will be due on October 1st (SUNDAY). CLICK HERE or on the image to download an OMP Application -or- attend one of our meetings to fill out an application and pay your dues to the […]

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Eleven Point Float!

September 6, 2017

SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED… Some folks are paddling on the Eleven Point River (Greer Crossing to Turner Mill = 5 miles) on Saturday (September 9th). On Friday (September 8th) they will be camping at at Greer Crossing Campground. If you would like to come down Saturday (September 9th) morning to paddle, please meet […]

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Calling All Branson Area & Lake Loving Volunteers!

September 2, 2017

We are looking for volunteers to help at the “Canoe Cove” during Table Rock Lake Outdoor Days.    OMP volunteers will: Oversee safety of guests paddling in the “Canoe Cove” Help families in and out of canoes Help families paddle and give tips within “Canoe Cove”  Greene County Outdoor Initiatives will be heading the “Canoe […]

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September Float on the Current River!

July 18, 2017

On September 23-24th (SATURDAY & SUNDAY), join your host, David Jackson, on the Current River (Round Spring to Two Rivers = 18 miles) for an overnight float.  We will be meeting at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on S. Campbell Ave. at 7:00am to caravan out to Round Spring. The club will be supplying a meat/main […]

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August Float on the Current River!

July 18, 2017

UPDATED LOCATION! On August 5-6th (SATURDAY & SUNDAY), join your host, Nico Mateus, for a dog days of Summer float on the Current River (Two Rivers to Blue Spring = 8.5 miles). THIS IS AN OVERNIGHT FLOAT so be sure to bring all of your own necessary gear for camping and for meals. We will […]

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