by Jay Dee on February 20, 2018

This year, we are raffling off a brand new Dagger Katana kayak (click link for specs & info)!  Tickets are on sale NOW to win this boat and here’s how it works:

  • $1 = 1 TICKET
  • $10 = 12 TICKETS
  • $20 = 25 TICKETS
  • $40 = 50 TICKETS
  • $100 = 125 TICKETS
  • etc, etc, etc….
This is our grand prize but we also have lots of awesome runner-up prizes to hand out so make sure you’re grabbing some tickets even if you’re not an OMP member.  All proceeds go to fund one awesome club and helps to save our waterways.  Your club president (Marty Zerr) will have tickets on him at all times from now until our July Members Meeting.  If you’re interested, show up anywhere the boat will be, such as OMP’s monthly meetings at the Springfield Nature Center, Roll Classes at the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Whitewater Clinic at the Mulberry River, or any other OMP event.

Ozark Mountain Paddlers would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the Ozark Mountain Trading Co. for donating this boat! For more info and specs on this boat please visit .  THE RAFFLE DRAWING FOR THIS BOAT WILL BE AT OUR JULY MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 12TH!


2018 Whitewater Clinic!

by Jay Dee on January 17, 2018

UPDATE: We will NOT be featuring a Swiftwater Rescue Class this clinic.  There was conflict of scheduling with our instructor.  We apologize for the inconveniences this has caused…

The 2018 OMP Whitewater Clinic is on March 24th & 25th (Saturday & Sunday) on the Mulberry River at Turner Bend in Arkansas (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS).
 **NOTE: camping is available Friday night.**

We are now accepting applications for students wanting to participate in our available classes.

The OMP Whitewater Clinic includes:

• a classroom/pool session prior to the clinic
• two days of river instruction
• camping Friday and Saturday night at Turner’s Bend campground
• a riverside gourmet dinner on Saturday night
• souvenir clinic T-shirts for clinic participants
• a “continental breakfast” on Sunday morning

You must provide your own equipment, preferably a whitewater kayak or canoe and accessories.  For further information, please download an application -or- contact one of following board members:

-or- call 417.818.8981
-or- call 417.379.2220
  -or- call 417.342.3906

**NOTE: This location is subject to change IF the water levels are too high or too low**

See what our clinic is all about by watching the video below, brought to you by SkiniKid Productions.

OMP Whitewater Clinic from SkiniKid Productions on Vimeo.


Roll Classes Start in January!

January 8, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to roll your kayak?  Well, this is your opportunity to do just that! Members (past and present) of Ozark Mountain Paddlers will be teaching you the basics of successfully rolling your kayak at this indoor and heated pool, one-on-one with our trained and certified instructors.  Prices for instruction […]

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First Quarter Calendar 2018!

December 16, 2017

***NOTE: These dates, times, and events are subject to change at any given time. Please check our website or Facebook Page for updates and further detailed posts.** • JANUARY MEMBERS MEETING – Jan. 11th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Come join us to catch up on all of the upcoming for 2018 […]

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April Float on Upper Jack’s Fork!

February 15, 2018

On April 14th & 15th, join your host Aaron Mihalevich on the the Jack’s Fork River (South Prongs Access Route Y bridge to Rymers Access = 16 miles).  This is an overnight trip with a day trip option available from South Prongs Access Route Y bridge to Hwy. 17 bridge at Buck Hollow = 7 […]

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March Float on Bryant Creek!

February 14, 2018

On March 10th & 11th, join your host Aaron Mihalevich on Bryant Creek (Sycamore Access/Hwy 181 Hodgeson Mill to Florence C. Cook Access = 14 miles). This is an overnight trip with a day trip option available from Sycamore Access to Warren Bridge Access = 7 miles.  Day Trip floaters will need to count on running […]

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February Float Planned!

February 9, 2018

On Febraury 24th-25th (Saturday & Sunday), join your host Ed McClung on the Buffalo River (Dillard’s Ferry (Hwy 14 bridge) to Rush, = 9 miles). **NOTE: This section is still subject to change IF there is a change in rainfall and water levels. Contact Ed if you are interested in this float and he will […]

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January Float on the Niangua River!

January 15, 2018

Join your host, Marty Zerr on the Niangua River (Bennett Springs Access to Barclay Access) on Jan 20th (Saturday). Since the winter weather is ever-changing and snow and ice can rule most people’s scheduling, please be sure to contact Marty Zerr at 417.818.8981 for more info/updates on this float.

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Level 4 ACA Instructor Certification Workshop

January 8, 2018

American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Canoe Instructor’s Certification Course Course: L4 Whitewater canoe Instructor’s Certification Venue: St. Francis River near Fredericktown, MO Date: • March 23-25th Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) • April 13-15th Instructor Certification Exam (ICE) Cost: $550 per person. Maximum of 12 students. Contact Information: Instructor Trainer Candidate: R.J. Forth Phone: (620)-249-2379 […]

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December Float on the Niangua River!

November 30, 2017

Join your host, Marty Zerr, on December 9th (Saturday) for the December float on the Niangua River (Bennett Springs Access to Barclay Access). This will be the club’s last planned event for 2017 so don’t miss out! If you’re interested, please meet us at the Walmart parking lot on N. Glenstone at 9:00am -or- at Bennett […]

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