It’s time! The 2019 Buffalo River Float is planned and ready to go, are you? We think this year’s float is going to be fun for folks of all ages. Group leaders, Stewart Noland, Alan Nye and Steve Heye are looking for 45 friends to join us for a four day/three night trip on the Buffalo National River.
The trip will start from the Ozark Campground, just north on highway 7 from Jasper, on Wednesday, June 5th. . You need to be at the Campground by 10 A.M. We will spend three nights on the river and finish just after lunch at Grinder’s Ferry (Hwy. 65) on Saturday, June 8th. The Ozark Campground will be available for everyone starting Monday evening, June 3rd.
The trip fee is $200 per person. This fee will cover your car shuttle from Ozark to Hwy. 65. It will also cover all meals from Wednesday lunch thru lunch on Saturday and the fee for our pavilion rental, campground costs, and the group permit.
There will be an optional day float before the trip on Tuesday, June 4th that will leave Kyles Landing and return to Ozark campground. Meals and shuttle for this day are on your own. Jasper is just 5 miles away for meals or bring your own. We will organize shuttles Tuesday at 9 A.M. to get our boats up to Kyles. The Ozark campground will be open for use to everyone starting Monday night, June 3rd.
Send your name, address, email and cell number to Heye@aristotle.net.
Be sure to include that email address, as this is how we will get in touch with you with updates and any other changes as the float gets closer. We will use Cell phones for contact only in the week of the float to pass on breaking messages. Please list the info for everyone if you are part of a group.
After you have Emailed your info, send your Check, payable to: Ozark Society. And send to:
Buffalo River Float
PO. Box 2914
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Please note that you are not officially registered until we receive your payment. There are 45 slots available and you will be put on the wait list if the trip is full. Last day for payment is May 15th.
We will NOT be using any john boats for group gear. Everyone is expected to carry a piece or two of group equipment. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal equipment. Kayakers may wish to find or become a solo canoeist that can carry kayakers’ share of the group gear and personal gear if they can’t find room on their kayak. You will receive more trip details after you are signed up.
Send any questions to: Heye@aristotle.net