2017 Whitewater Clinic is Coming!

by Jay Dee on January 17, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and we are THRILLED that it’s here again! The 2017 OMP Whitewater Clinic is on April 1st & 2nd (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.
!!!CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD your 2017-Whitewater Clinic-Application!!!

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:

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

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Roll Classes Start in February!

by Jay Dee on January 13, 2017

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 will be as follows:

OMP MEMBERS: $5 per day.
NON-MEMBERS: $10 per day.

Since this a facility that we are borrowing from the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, we would like to please ask those that bring in their own boats be sure to clean them out thoroughly of leaves, sticks, dirt, aluminum cans, or any other debris that could end up in the swimming pool.  We will have a bleach sprayer and hose at the pool to clean out & sanitize your boat outside as well.

• Feb. 4th (SATURDAY) – 2pm – 4pm
• Feb. 12th (SUNDAY) – 2pm – 4pm
• Feb. 25th (SATURDAY) – 1pm – 4pm
• Mar. 5th (SUNDAY) – 2pm – 4pm
• Mar. 18th (SATURDAY) – 1pm – 4pm

Classes are held at the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch indoor pool near Brighton, MOCLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS! • If you need to borrow gear (a kayak, skirt, and or paddle) or if you need to schedule pool time with an instructor, please contact Jason Haskin at 417.379.2220 -or- Marty Zerr at 417.818.8981 for more info.  NOTE: Volunteers that can roll and want to assist with teaching people to roll are more than welcome!


2017 – 1st Quarter Calendar

December 2, 2016

***NOTE: These dates, times, and events are subject to change at any given time.  Please check this website for updates and further detailed posts.***
 JANUARY MEMBERS MEETING – Jan. 12th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Come join us to catch up on all the up coming for 2017 and recent events! • […]

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Float on the Current River!

February 18, 2017

ATTENTION: THE ORIGINAL PLAN TO FLOAT THE SPRING RIVER HAS BEEN CANCELLED, WE ARE HEADED TO THE CURRENT RIVER INSTEAD! Some of use are going down to the Current River (Akers Ferry to Pultite = 9.5 miles) on February 18-19th (Saturday CAMPING ONLY, Sunday FLOATING). The Plan is to camp on Saturday and float on […]

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February 17, 2017

Just a reminder that there are NO ROLL CLASSES scheduled for this coming weekend (February 18-19th).  We will resume classes on February 25th (SATURDAY).  If you are needing an instructor’s assistance, to borrow gear, or to call in advance to assist with head counting, please contact Jason Haskin at 417.379.2220 to schedule your pool time. […]

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Float on the Spring River!

February 14, 2017

THIS FLOAT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE CURRENT RIVER! CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED FLOAT LOCATION LINK! Some of use are going down to the Spring River (Dam#3 to Many Islands = 8 miles) in Mammoth Spring, AR on February 18th (Saturday). We may camp or just float one day and come back. The Plan is […]

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February Float on Eleven Point River!

February 6, 2017

Join your host Craig Hesington on our February Float on the Eleven Point River (Greer’s Crossing Access to Turner Mill South = 5.5 miles), February 11th (SATURDAY).  We will be meeting up at Sam’s on E. Sunshine at 7:30am to drive to Greer Crossing Access –OR- meet at Greer’s Crossing at about 10:00am to shuttle. […]

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Win a NEW Dagger Zydeco!

January 18, 2017

This year, we are raffling off a brand new Dagger Zydeco 9.0 recreational 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, […]

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January Float on the James River!

January 13, 2017

On Saturday, January 21st, join your host Trey Lewis on the close to home and always scenic James River (Kerr Access to Cox Access, just like the December float). We will be meeting at Kerr Access (putin) no later than 11am.  Contact Trey Lewis at 417.693.6479 for more info. See you all on the river!

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Meet our new President!

January 4, 2017

Marty Zerr has stepped up to become the new president of Ozark Mountain Paddlers!  Marty has been the Secretary/Treasurer for OMP the past 3 years and has been a major contributor to many OMP events.  Come out to our January Members Meeting at the Springfield Nature Center, January 12th (Thursday) at 7:00pm and meet Marty […]

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Help Save the Ocoee!

December 5, 2016

For those of your who that have enjoyed the Ocoee River, please take a moment to share your opinions about this special place. “Recreational releases on the wildly popular Ocoee River expire at the end of 2018”. Click on the link below to take the survey and voice your valuable opinions -or- visit www.americanwhitewater.org for […]

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