Niangua Trip Report!

by OMP Admin on January 25, 2015

NianguaJanFloat2015Six 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 their maiden voyages.

The shuttle for this trip is mostly paved and short – we got on the river by 11am and were off by 3pm. We saw several eagles soaring high above us but not as many as the same stretch last year when the eagles were perched close to the river giving us a better view.

Typically, the Niangua is packed with canoes, kayaks, and most of all rafts on weekends during the summer months, but we had the river all to ourselves for this float.
Trip report by Marty Zerr.

Again, we are sorry for the short notice for this float – don’t forget aout the next upcoming February float on the Feb 7th scheduled for the Buffalo River!


2015 – 1st Quarter Calendar!

by OMP Admin on December 29, 2014

  • 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 to the Kings River • Contact Amy Grace (417-861-7190) for more info.
  • ROLL CLASSES – Feb. 15th (SUNDAY) • Feb. 21st (SATURDAY) • Mar. 1st (SUNDAY) • Mar. 7th (SATURDAY) • Mar. 15th (SUNDAY) • MANDATORY ROLL CLASS – FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE WHITEWATER CLINIC Mar. 21st (SATURDAY) – 1pm – 4pm! • Learn to roll your kayak at this indoor and heated pool, one-on-one with our trained and certified instructors • Good Samaritan Boys Ranch near Brighton, MO – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS! • 2pm – 4pm (1pm – 4pm for the MANDATORY ROLL CLASS) • Contact Jason Haskin (417-379-2220) -or- Brian Grindstaff (417-300-5272) for more info.
    Buffalo River - Woolum to Tyler bend (15 mile section) • Contact Amy Grace (417-861-7190) for more info.
    on the Mulberry River • MORE INFO COMING TO YOU SOON! **NOTE:  This location is subject to change IF the water levels are too high/low**


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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Kings River Trip Report!

January 14, 2015

2 cars 2 people 2 boats 2 days… After waiting for 30 minutes, Aaron and I realized we were on our own.  We headed south with the temperature in the teens.  We traveled along roads lined by ice-covered cliffs.  After dropping of gear and boats we jumped back onto the dirt roads to drop off more »

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Flat Creek Trip Report!

December 14, 2014

It started off as a cool, foggy, mid-December morning around 9:30am.  The water was frigid and clear, the air was crisp, and a few miles and bald eagles had passed us by heading down the creek.  Then slowly as we all continued downstream, the elements transitioned into what is now known to those who witnessed more »

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The 2015 OMP Calendars are ready!

December 5, 2014

We are proud to announce that our 2015 OMP Calendars are ready for purchase!  Each month features: Photos from 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.) We are selling these for $12 each and will have them at the more »

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December Float On Lower Flat Creek!

December 3, 2014

Alright folks, this is the last monthly float of the year 2014!  This month, Jason Haskin is hosting a float on Flat Creek (Hwy 39 Bridge to EE) on Saturday, December 13th.  This is an all day event and an easy 6.2 mile float through beautiful hills & scenery, crystal clear water, and wildlife (you more »

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OMP X-Mas Party!

December 1, 2014

Just a another friendly reminder that the OMP X-Mas party is almost here! December 6th (this coming SATURDAY) at 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the The Buzz Inc – 2810 E. Battlefield, Suite D (CLICK HERE for location map), we will be hosting our annual X-mas party.  We will have catered appetizers, mixers & Coke products more »

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We need Vounteers!

November 10, 2014

We need someone (or more than one person) to volunteer their time to the club setting up and planning monthly floats.  There is really not much to this responsibility, all we will need you to do is approach the board and then our members with a destination each month to paddle, and then pursue it more »

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November… Hike?

November 8, 2014

No, it’s not a typo, we plan to do a hike this November.  The hike will be in the Hercules Glades Wilderness on a trail that leads down to Long Creek.  If we have enough rain before this trip (fingers crossed)  the main point of interest (Long Creek Falls) will be running and one beautiful more »

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