March Float CANCELLED!

by OMP Admin on March 2, 2015

We regret to inform you that the monthly float for March has been cancelled!


48th Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships (MWC)

by OMP Admin on February 19, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 9.12.25 PMThe Missouri Whitewater Association (MWA) is proud to present the 48th Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships held over the weekend of March 21-22, 2015. These weekend-long races attract paddlers from throughout the country who want to challenge their precision in a slalom course and their speed in a downriver race. The races are open to many classes of whitewater boats and all skill levels from novice to expert.

This event is the longest running whitewater race in the country. Held on the Millstream Gardens section of the St. Francis River near Fredericktown, Missouri; the event showcases local and out-of-state paddlers in kayaks and canoes as they test their skills on the class III rapids of the beautiful shut-ins section of the St. Francis River. The shut-ins squeeze the river into a natural, spectator friendly amphitheater overlooking one of the classic whitewater runs in the Midwest.

Viewing the event is free and open to the public, and there will be hot concessions on site!  The first runs begin at 9:30 am, Saturday, March 21. The Saturday races end around 4pm and resume Sunday around 8:30am.  To learn more or to enter the races, go to:

The Missouri Whitewater Association is a public organization which exists to encourage the growth of paddling as a beneficial recreational sport and a recognized competitive sport; to teach paddling skills, river safety techniques, first aid, and outfitting; to sponsor river trips and other outdoor activities; and to educate club members and the general public about the sport and about river conservation. The MWA promotes the conservation and preservation of all kinds of free flowing rivers and wilderness areas, including the local Preserve the St. Francis River activity focused on our local whitewater gem. It works with other organizations that share similar interests to support environmental issues that protect our natural resources and promotes paddling interests through cooperation with governmental departments, bureaus, and agencies, and private and public organizations that share similar interests.

 The Missouri Whitewater Association operates as a General Not for Profit Corporation, registered in the State of Missouri, for educational and recreational purposes, and is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MWA is classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to MWA are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.


Win a New Dagger Katana!

February 11, 2015

This year, we are raffling off a brand new Dagger Katana crossover kayak (suitable for recreational and whitewater kayaking)!  Tickets are on sale NOW to win this boat and here is how it works: $1 = 1 TICKET $10 = 12 TICKETS $20 = 25 TICKETS $40 = 50 TICKETS $100 = 125 TICKETS! This more »

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Roll Classes!

February 7, 2015

Even sooner than our whitewater clinic is the start of this year’s roll classes!  We are using the indoor pool at the Good Samaritan Boy’s Ranch in Brighton, MO (CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS) for one-on-one, hands on,  pool instruction.  Each 2 hour class will cost participants (or those just wanting a warm place to practice) more »

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2015 OMP Whitewater Clinic!

February 7, 2015

It’s that time of year again, and we are THRILLED that it’s here again!  The 2015 OMP Whitewater Clinic is on March 28th-29th (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 student wanting to participate more »

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2015 – 1st Quarter Calendar!

December 29, 2014

JANUARY MEMBERS MEETING – Jan. 8th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center JANUARY FLOAT (EDITED)- Jan. 10-11th (SATURDAY & SUNDAY) OVERNIGHT OPTION • KINGS RIVER – Rockhouse to Trigger Gap • Meet up at the Price Cutter on Battlefield & Hwy 65 at 8am on Saturday.  This will be about a 2 hour drive more »

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March 1, 2015

Due to hazardous road conditions and forecasts of ice on top of this accumulated snow, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s (March 1st) roll class for the sake of everyone’s safety.

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OMP Whitewater Clinic Promo Video!

February 9, 2015

A big THANK YOU to Guy Giaimo-McClung and SkiniKid Productions for this amazing promotional video! OMP Whitewater Clinic from SkiniKid Productions on Vimeo.

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February Float on the Buffalo!

February 3, 2015

This February 7th & 8th (Saturday & Sunday), we are headed to the Lower Buffalo River, from Woolum to Tyler bend (15 miles).  We are planning to make this an overnight trip so bring your your warm clothes and camping gear. Since the water levels are much lower than anticipated, we are keeping the river more »

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Niangua Trip Report!

January 25, 2015

Six OMP members and one guest floated the Niangua River from Bennett Springs to Barclay Springs Sunday Jan 18th. It was a clear sunny day with temps in the mid 60′s, we had 2 new members, Kim Jarrell and Jim Horton taking their first trip with us, and there were 2 new kayaks which made more »

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Niangua Float on Sunday (Jan. 18th)!

January 17, 2015

We give an advanced apology for the short notice on this, but we figured we may as well take advantage of the weather as it looks to be friendly this coming weekend (Sunny and a high of 57˚F, looking fine)! There is a float planned on the Niangua River (Bennett Springs to Barclay = 6.3 more »

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