2nd Quarter Calendar!

by Jay Dee on March 23, 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. ALSO, beware of minor typos on the calendar card***


  • OMP WHITEWATER CLINIC – April 1st-2nd (SATURDAY – SUNDAY) • ALL/MULTI-DAY EVENT! • Turner Bend in AR on the Mulberry River –CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS • APPLICATIONS DUE BY MARCH 27th •  CLICK HERE for an application. **NOTE: Location is subject to change IF the water levels are too high/low, see our website for updates**
  • APRIL MEMBERS MEETING – April 13th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Guest speaker Deb Finn will be discussing western water trips and asking for volunteers in a group based experiment for research on our Ozarks rivers. • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your paddling and outdoor related photos for our monthly photo contest!  One winner each month will receive $20 and have their photo featured in our 2018 OMP Calendar!
  • APRIL FLOAT – April 22nd-23rd (SATURDAY & SUNDAY) • River & Section TBA • OVERNIGHT FLOAT! • Contact Terri Bradley at 417.860.1449 for more info.
  • KID’S FISHING DAY! – May 6th (SATURDAY) • 10am – 2pm • Logan/Rogersville Fire Dept. • VOLUNTEERS AND CANOES NEEDED! • Contact Jason Haskin at 417.379.2220 for more info.
  • MAY MEMBERS MEETING – May 11th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your paddling and outdoor related photos for our monthly photo contest! One winner each month will receive $20 and have their photo featured in our 2018 OMP Calendar!
  • MAY FLOAT – May 13th (SATURDAY) • River & Section TBA • Contact David Jackson at 417.342.3906 for more info.
  • JUNE FLOAT – June 3rd (SATURDAY) • River & Section TBA • Contact Gary Tombridge at 417.861.6056 for more info.
  • JUNE MEMBERS MEETING – June 8th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your paddling and outdoor related photos for our monthly photo contest! One winner each month will receive $20 and have their photo featured in our 2018 OMP Calendar!
  • JAMES RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP RIVER JAM! – June 10th (SATURDAY) • 2pm – 10pm • Finley River Park in Ozark, MO • Live music, crawfish, local beer, AND MORE! • Hosted by JRBP & KY3 • Visit www.jamesriverbasin.com for more details on this event.
  • 20TH ANNUAL JRBP RIVER RESCUE (CLEANUP) – June 17th (SATURDAY) • 8am – 1pm • James River (section TBA) YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT! • Cost to participate is $15 per person and includes shuttling, lunch and a collectible River Rescue t-shirt. • Visit www.jamesriverbasin.com/th_event/river-rescue17 for complete details and to pre-register.
  • FLOAT FOR INDEPENDENCE – June 25th (SUNDAY) • Niangua River • Join us as we take a group of special needs kids down the Niangua River for a fun day of paddling, squirt gun fights, and heart warming memories! For more details and to volunteer, please contact Terri Bradley at 417.860.1449 -or- email her at: secretary@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org
  • JULY MEMBERS MEETING AND BOAT RAFFLE! (3rd Quarter SNEAK PEEK) – July 13th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • A special THANK YOU to the Ozark Mountain Trading Company for the boat donation! • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your paddling and outdoor related photos for our monthly photo contest! One winner each month will receive $20 and have their photo featured in our 2018 OMP Calendar!

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Win a NEW Dagger Zydeco!

by Jay Dee on 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, 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 www.dagger.comTHE RAFFLE DRAWING FOR THIS BOAT WILL BE ON OUR JULY MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 13TH!

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April Float on the Bryant Creek!

April 17, 2017

THIS FLOAT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE, STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES! On Saturday, April 22nd we are doing beautiful Bryant Creek (Hodgson Mill to Warren Bridge). To caravan to the put in meet at Remington’s on Republic Road East of Kansas at 8 a.m. otherwise can meet us at the Hodgson Mill […]

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Flat Creek Float this Sunday!

April 4, 2017

Craig Hesington is hosting a float on April 9th (SUNDAY) on Flat Creek (PUTIN: at 39 Hwy Bridge and TAKEOUT: at EE Hwy Bridge -aka- Lower Flat Creek Access). Contact Craig Hesington at 417.693.1618 for more info and all the details.

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The 2017 Whitewater Clinic is a go!

March 31, 2017

Thankfully, the weather has cooperated in our favor! As of now (March 30th, at 11:20am) the USGS gauge for the Mulberry River is reading 4.4ft, Turner Bend’s gauge is showing 4.0. The weekend forecast is looking good too! FRIDAY: HIGH of 71˚F, LOW of 50˚F, Partly Cloudy, less than 10% chance of rain. SATURDAY: HIGH […]

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2017 Whitewater Clinic Shirt!

March 22, 2017

The new whitewater clinic shirts are in!  Students of the clinic will receive this complementary shirt upon registration at Turner’s Bend campground on the Mulberry River.  For those interested in purchasing a whitewater clinic shirt, we will be selling the remaining for $20 each after every student has received a shirt in their size.  The […]

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Float this weekend on the Buffalo!

March 7, 2017

Since the blessing of 2″ of rain last night in Ponca, AR, Craig Hesington is planning a float on the Buffalo River (Kyles Landing to Pruitt Landing = 13.2 miles).  This will be an overnight float so bring your camping gear, however, there are multiple access points between Kyles and Pruitt (Kyle’s to Erbie = […]

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Support our public lands!

March 2, 2017

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm, the White River Group of the Missouri Sierra Club invites you to a very topical program concerning our state parks and some of the threats to public lands in Missouri.  Douglas Ladd is a very dynamic speaker and well-versed in conservation issues on Missouri.  The presentation […]

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March Float on the Buffalo!

March 1, 2017

UPDATED RIVER SECTION FOR THIS FLOAT:  This float has been cancelled due to threatening weather. Join your host Marty Zerr on the March Monthly Float on Saturday, March 25th, for a day trip on the gorgeous Buffalo River (Kyles Landing to Ozark Access = 11.1 miles). If you’re still interested, please contact Marty Zerr at 417.818.8981 […]

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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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NO ROLL CLASSES THIS WEEKEND!

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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