The trips shown on this page are open to all Ozark Society members. (You must be a member to participate.) Chapter outings are shown on the calendar

Please follow directions listed in the notice to make your arrangements!

On outfitter-led trips, you are responsible for making your own arrangements directly with the company. You may be travelling with other OS members, but the trip is led by outfitter, not the OS.

For outings led by Ozark Society trip leaders, please remember you are responsible for carrying all of your own gear and rental arrangements; all participants may be asked to help carry community gear.

Check back often for more information – it will be posted here first!

Bob Ritchie Buffalo River Float May 16-20th

The Ozark Society is holding a 5-day float on the Buffalo National River May 16th-20th as we celebrate our dear friend and member Bob Ritchie.  This float will start at Tyler Bend and will end at Riley’s on the White River.  This is 60 Miles on the river. Some areas are wilderness with no cell phone service.  Cost is $200.

Our plans include providing meals from Tuesday Noon to Saturday Noon, a car shuttle, a group supply boat, and motor rental.  Individual canoe rentals are also available from Wild Bill’s for an added fee.  Each group will have a group supply Jon Boat which will carry the group kitchen, ice chests, food, and other equipment.

You will be responsible for all personal gear and maybe a small group item so please note that the supply boat does not have room for personal gear.  If you use a kayak you will still be responsible for your gear and personal beverages!

The trip is limited to 45 floaters and 3 Jon Boat drivers.  Your spot will be guaranteed when payment is made.  The trip closes on April 30th.  Please send checks payable to The Ozark Society and email address and cell number to the following address:

Ozark Society Buffalo Float

4508 Valley Brook Drive

North Little Rock, AR  72116


We will refund all money if the trip is canceled or if you cannot go.  Want to go free?  We may need up to 3 Jon Boat drivers.  Ask Steve about this option.  Ozark Society membership of $20 is required.  Contact Steve Heye at

Middle Fork of the Salmon River-June 20, 2017

The Ozark Society is pleased to partner again with Aggipah River Trips of Salmon, Idaho (208-756-4167, to offer an opportunity for a river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in 2017. The 2017 trip will launch June 20 from Boundary Creek for a five night, six day trip. We have until December 1 to fill a 24-person trip. The on river cost of the trip is $1290 per person if you row or paddle your own boat or $2150 per person if you ride with Aggipah. More information concerning the trip is available at Last year’s late July trip with Aggipah had lower water and warmer weather than what can be expected for a June 20 trip, so this trip will likely offer a higher water, cooler weather experience.

If you want to go on the trip, please contact Aggipah at the above contact number or email address to make your arrangements.  If you sign up for the trip please let Stewart Noland know at or 501-831-9908 so he can coordinate transportation and other logistical items. If you have any questions for Stewart about the trip, please contact him. Depending on who signs up for the trip, there may be a limited number of spots for riders or paddlers in non-Aggipah boats. We will address this as folks sign up.

Colorado High Adventure Trip - July 16-22, 2017

The Ozark Society’s 2017 Colorado High Adventure Trip will be held at Cascade Campground from Sunday thru Saturday, July 16 – 22. The campground is located in the Collegiate Peaks area of the San Isabel National Forest on County Road 162 west of Nathrop, Colorado. Please be sure your reservation arrives by May 31 at the latest. The trip is limited to 60 people.

You should plan to arrive at the campground no earlier than 1:00 PM on Sunday July 16. If you prefer motel accommodations to camping, you can make reservations at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Lodge (719-395-2361) or other nearby motels or bed & breakfasts. Meals will be provided for all trip participants, regardless of whether you are camping or staying elsewhere. The meals will begin with dinner on Sunday July 16 and end with dinner on Friday July 21. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, you may need to bring your own food as the menus are planned well in advance of the trip. You are responsible for carrying your own gear – this is not an outfitter-led trip.

There will be a variety of outings from which to choose: hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, and rafting or boating on the Arkansas River. If you plan to canoe or kayak, you should bring your own equipment. There are rafting outfitters nearby for those of you wish to raft. You will need to make your own arrangements with the outfitters.

You must be an Ozark Society member to participate in this trip. If you are not already a member, you may join by sending $20 annual dues along with trip fee of $175 for campers and $125 for non-campers. You will also need to complete this information form for the trip:  Colorado Adventure Trip 2017

Reservations will be accepted between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017.  Confirm your place on the Colorado outing by sending your information form  and a check made out to the Ozark Society for the appropriate amount to:

Catherine Tolson, 216 Vinwood Rd., Monroe, LA 71203

If you have any questions concerning the Colorado trip, contact Catherine Tolson at 318-680-9280 or