April Float Report

by OMP Admin on April 13, 2014

“Great club float on the Kings river today. We had eleven people that enjoyed wonderful weather and great water level. A very nice stretch of river from Rock House to Trigger Gap. Everyone got wet at the big waves at Trigger Gap just before the takeout. Hope to see everyone next time!” – Gary Tombridge


2nd Quarter Calendar of Events!!!

by OMP Admin on April 4, 2014


  • APRIL MEMBERS MEETING – April. 10th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Dynamic Earth downstairs in the yoga room.
  • APRIL FLOAT - April 12th (SATURDAY) • Kings River in AR (Rock House to Trigger Gap) •  Leaving from the convenience store/gas station at Evans Rd and Hwy 65 at 8:30 am • Contact Gary Tombridge: 417.861.6056 0r Tombridge@mchsi.com for more info.
  • MAY MEMBERS MEETINGMay 8th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center
  • MAY FLOAT - May 17th (SATURDAY) • Joplin Chapter Location & Times TBA • Contact Travis Creswell for more info:  joplinchapter@ozarkmtnpaddlers.org 0r 417.437.9974
  • MEMORIAL DAY FLOAT - May 23 – 26 (FRIDAY – MONDAY)Current River • ALL WEEKEND LONG EVENT! • Will be camping on Friday at Pulltite (camping at Pulltite is $14 per campsite), running shuttle Saturday no later than 8:00am, and putting in the water NO LATER THAN 10:30am.  You will need to plan for meals and gravel bar camping for this multi-overnight float.  If you need a boat, please contact Two River Canoe Rental – 888.833.4931 • 573.226.3478 • For more info on this float, contact Rick Morrison: 719.649.5851.
  • OZARKS PADDLEFEST by Dynamic Earth - May 17th (SATURDAY) • 9:00am – 4:00pmOzark Park in Ozark, MO
    Join Dynamic Earth for this paddlefest and boat demo day.  This is a FREE EVENT but requires PRE-REGISTRATION with DYNAMIC EARTH • Contact Dynamic Earth:  417.877.8855 for more info.
    OMP WILL BE NEEDING VOLUNTEERS to run the booth, promote the club, host one of 2 half hour classes about local paddling destinations.  We also need people to host 1 of 2 “first strokes” classes with canoes & with kayaks, & 1 of 2  rescue & re-entry techniques with at least a L2 ACA certification.  For times, questions, & more information contact Jason Haskin:  417.379.2220.
    For more information, visit www.jamesriverbasin.com
  • CRAWDAD BOIL (formerly known as the Dam Jam)June 14th (SATURDAY) • ALL DAY EVENT! • OMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED • 4-6 Volunteers needed, 2 to help sell raffle tickets and 2-4 people to hand out info & promote the club • Springfield Park Central Square
  • JUNE MEMBERS MEETINGJune 12th (THURSDAY) • 7:00pm • Springfield Nature Center
  • FLOAT FOR INDEPENDENCE - June 29th (SUNDAY) • ALL DAY EVENT on the 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 heartwarming memories! • Contact Terri Bradley:  417.860.1449 for more information and ways to volunteer.


Boat Raffle, BUY TICKETS NOW!!!

March 7, 2014

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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Whitewater Clinic Report

April 4, 2014

If you missed this year’s whitewater clinic, we regret to inform you that you missed out on ALOT of fun!  We had 9 brave students this year who fearlessly traversed the frigid waters of the Mulberry and returned at the end of each day with nothing but smiles, good times, and newly acquired knowledge of the more »

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Whitewater Clinic T-Shirt

March 19, 2014

Here is 2014′s whitewater clinic t-shirt design, created by David Jackson and Jason Haskin.  This maroon colored shirt will be given to clinic students and will be available for non-students or staff for $15 each.  Hurry, they won’t last long! …and don’t forget to buy raffle tickets!  Many prizes to be given away, including our more »

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Boat Repair Services

March 14, 2014

Meet Larry Thompson, he does boat repairs and offers private consultation on canoe or kayak restoration.  He is specially offering customers: 18″ Ash gunwales for $240 per set (2 IN and 2 OUT gunwales) NOTE: freight is included at that price Marine epoxy – price on epoxy varies and will have 2″, 3″ and 4″ more »

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2014 Whitewater Clinic!!!

March 8, 2014

Here it is folks, the moment you have all been waiting for!  Please fill out your application and or RSVP for the Saturday dinner for this years OMP Whitewater Clinic down at Turner Bend on the Mulberry River in Arkansas, March 29-30th (Saturday & Sunday). CLICK TO VIEW DIRECTIONS! OMP’s whitewater clinic includes  two days more »

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Missouri River Race!

February 24, 2014

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the MR 340 (Missouri River 340 mile endurance race on Class I water).

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OMP at the Sertoma Chili Cook-off!

February 24, 2014

The day started early, 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23rd as we waited patiently in a line of many competitors to sanitize our cooking gear and wait even longer to pass inspection.  Our 8′ x 10′ booth became home for the next 11 hours as we raced against the clock to cook a hefty serving more »

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President’s Corner

February 2, 2014

OMP certainly is a canoe & paddle club, but that’s not all we do.  We work with the Parks Board, Missouri Stream Team, James River Basin Partnership, Missouri Department of Conservation and other services across the Ozarks to help protect our waterways.  With the help of our sponsors (Bass Pro, Dynamic Earth, Ozark Adventures, & Ozark Mountain Trading Company), more »

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