January Float on the Niangua River!

by Jay Dee on 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.


Roll Classes Start in January!

by Jay Dee on 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 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.

• Jan. 27 (SATURDAY) • 2pm-4pm
• Feb. 4th (SUNDAY) • 2pm-4pm
• Feb. 17th (SATURDAY) • 2pm-4pm
• Feb. 25th (SUNDAY) • 2pm-4pm
• Mar. 3rd (SATURDAY) • 2pm-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!


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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2018 Calendars are on Sale NOW!

November 18, 2017

We are proud to announce that our 2018 OMP Calendars are ready for purchase!  Each month features: Photos of each month’s photo contest winners OMP events (Member’s Meetings, Roll Clinics, Whitewater Clinic) Holidays General purpose dates (Daylight Savings Time, Starting Seasons, etc.) Lunar Events (Full and New Moons) We are selling these for $15 each, […]

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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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November Float Trip Report.

November 21, 2017

The weather front pushed us away from the water. Maybe if the wind at 25 mph were pushing us downstream that might have been a different story. But with driving rain and 40 mph gusts, we decided to postpone (till next year?) the Birthday float. Thank you to Howard, Rick and Ray for coming to […]

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2017 OMP X-Mas Party!

November 15, 2017

The OMP X-Mas Party is coming up very soon!  On December 2nd (SATURDAY) from 7pm – 10pm at B2 (B Squared) Cafe (CLICK HERE for location map) -or- 2804 E Battlefield Rd Springfield, Missouri 65804. Come join us for our annual X-mas party!  We will have catered appetizers, a beer and wine CASH BAR available (NO […]

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November Float on the James!

October 26, 2017

On Nov. 18th (SATURDAY), join your host, Terri Bradley on the James River (HL Kerr Access to Ralph Cox Access = about 5 miles).  The location was changed to due to extremely low water levels on the Buffalo River. This is The Birthday Float so come help Terri celebrate her Birthday (Terri requests no presents, […]

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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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