Jacks Fork Float!

by OMP Admin on July 29, 2016

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Saturday, July 30th, Craig Hesington is hosting a float on the Jacks Fork River (approx 8 mile float).  If interested, please meet at Sam’s Club on East Sunshine at 10:00am to caravan/carpool to Alley Spring, the plan is to camp overnight at Alley Spring then float on Sunday.

Contact Craig Hesington at 417.693.1618 for more info and further details.

See you on the river!

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3rd Quarter Calendar!

by OMP Admin on June 16, 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.***

  • Drury Neighborhood Activities (DNA) FLOAT –  July 6th (WEDNESDAY) • James River (Kerr to Galena) • Meet at Boyd Elementary 8:00am for breakfast -OR- meet at the put in (Kerr).  We will launch around 10:30 am (Lunch & Dinner are also provided) and arrive back at Boyd by 7:00pm. Contact Brian Shipman at 417.880.2855 -or- bshipman@drury.edu to volunteer or for more info.

  • JULY MEMBER’S MEETING & BOAT RAFFLE! – July 14th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center • Come join us to catch up on all the up coming and recent events as well to be present for some raffle prizes and the grand prize Dagger kayak!  The Ozark Mountain Paddlers would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the Ozark Mountain Trading Company for the boat donation! • NOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.
  • JULY FUN FLOATS! – July 20th (WEDNESDAY) • 6:30pm – ? • Finley River Park • Join our host, Rick Morrison, at the Finley River Park (CLICK HERE for directions) for an informal paddle/training session. Newbies welcome! • Contact Rick Morrison at 417.576.4048 for more info.

  • AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING – August 11th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature CenterNOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture
  • SEPTEMBER MEMBERS MEETING – September 8th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature CenterNOTE: Don’t forget to bring your kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, outdoor pictures to be entered into the picture contest to be featured on next years OMP Calendar!  Each month’s winner will receive $20 for their winning picture.

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And the winner is….

July 15, 2016

And the winner is…. (drum roll)…. CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan Edwards for winning the new Dagger Axiom kayak in our 2016 boat raffle! (applause)… Happy paddling Ethan! Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets, a thanks to all who attended the member’s meeting last night, and the BIGGEST THANK YOU goes out to the Ozark Mountain […]

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July Float on Spring River!

June 29, 2016

Join your host, Marty Zerr on July 9th (SATURDAY) for our monthly float for July on the lovely Spring River (Dam #3 to Spring River Oak Campground). Contact Marty Zerr at:  secretary@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org -or-  417.818.8981

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July Fun Floats!

June 29, 2016

This July’s Fun Floats dates will be: July 6th (WEDNESDAY) at  Southwood Access on Lake Springfield • 6:30pm – ?***NOTE: EAST ACCESS TO SOUTHWOOD CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION FOR SOME TIME.  USE EVANS RD EXIT WEST OFF 65 TO SOUTHWOOD RD. CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR UPDATED DIRECTIONS.*** July 20th (WEDNESDAY) at  Finley River Park • […]

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Float for Independence!

June 16, 2016

The Float for Independence is happening Sunday, June 26th on the Niangua River! You won’t want to miss this one! Get out your squirt guns and get ready for some fun in the sun with the “kids”!   What a blessing it is to be involved in this very special float trip for some very special […]

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Paddle at the Park with OMTC!

June 15, 2016

Come join Ozark Mountain Trading Company on Jun 18 (SATURDAY) at Finley Park (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS) and demo some boats! We will have over 50 different kayaks and canoes to demo and buy. Demo day starts at 11:00 a.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m. Get the satisfaction of knowing you love what you’re purchasing before you […]

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DNA Float!

June 10, 2016

Drury Neighborhood Activities (DNA) FLOAT –  July 6th (WEDNESDAY) • James River (Kerr to Galena) • Meet at Boyd Elementary 8:00am for breakfast -OR- meet at the put in (Kerr).  We will launch around 10:30 am (Lunch & Dinner are also provided) and arrive back at Boyd by 7:00pm. Contact Brian Shipman at 417.880.2855 -or- […]

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June Monthly Float!

June 10, 2016

This month’s float will be on the Buffalo River (Bakers Ford to Gilbert = 10 miles) on June 18th (SATURDAY) and hosted by Gary Tombridge.  Options include:   Meet at Academy Sports in Springfield, MO at 8:00am to carpool/caravan down -OR- meet at Silver Hill Canoe Rental at 10:00am.  Contact Gary Tombridge at 417.861.6056 for more […]

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JRBP River Cleanup POSTPONED!

June 3, 2016

ATTENTION: River Rescue 2016, scheduled for June 4, has been postponed to June 18th due to rain and high water levels. Click here for more details Further announcements to follow.

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