While all chapter activities are open to any member, these activities are specifically designed to encourage participation across all Ozark Society chapters.
Upcoming Events › General OS Activities
Steve Heye will be leading a day hike from Compton to Center Point in the Ponca area of the Buffalo National River. Be at the Center Point Trail Head by 9 am and we will shuttle over to the Compton Trail Head . Highlights on this trip will be Hemmed in Hollow, Granny Henderson’s cabin and the Goat trail. 7 miles over rugged terrain. Bring your lunch, boots and water. Contact Steve at Heye@aristotle.netFind out more
Mark your calendar! The Ozark Society's Spring '20 Buffalo River Trail work session is scheduled for April 20-24. There will likely be some work happening April 17-19, and maybe the 25th as well. We'll be camping at Tyler Bend again in the main campground (sites #22-26 at no charge) so join us for a day, the weekend, or the whole week. Note that the Ozark Society's Spring Meeting is April 24-26th at Tyler Bend. I don't yet know whether we'll be able to do new construction to finish the trail or whether it will all be maintenance. If you can join us for the week, or most of it, there is an option where you can pay $50 into a fund to cover food and camp expenses and then participate in our group meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast). There is also a 3-day option for $35. Contact me for more details. Otherwise you will need to supply your own food and cooking/cleaning utensils. Regardless, everyone needs to supply their own sleeping accommodations, water containers, eating utensils and work gloves. Safety glasses are very beneficial for some tasks. A day pack for carrying your stuff on the trail [...]Find out more
The Buffalo River Chapter of the Ozark Society will be hosting the Spring Ozark Society Recreation meeting the weekend of April 25-26. The meeting will officially begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, April at the Group Pavilion at Tyler Bend Campground of the Buffalo National River. This is a recreation-based event. Activities on Saturday will include hiking, boating, and a potluck supper, followed by entertainment by Buffalo River Chapter member Dave Smith. Meeting registration is $5/person or $10/couple or family. A light breakfast and overview of the day's activities will be provided at the Pavilion on Saturday morning. More details will follow as they are known. Group site #1 at the Tyler Bend Campground has been reserved for the Ozark Society for Friday and Saturday nights, April 24 and 25. The cost for camping for adults is $10/night and $5/night for a child for the first two children. There is no additional charge for more than two children. The Ozark Society Board will meet at Laura Timby's home (50 Frost Street, Gilbert, AR) at 10 am on Sunday morning, April 26. All are welcome to attend.Find out more
UPDATE (2/01) TWO SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE OR GET ON THE STANDBY LIST. Spots have been popping open that are being filled by standby hikers. Pulaski Chapter Outings Chair, Steve Heye is leading a backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail in central California the week of the Fourth of July. This outing is open to all Ozark Society members. The hike is 44 to 48 miles (optional 4 mile day-hike to Mt. Whitney) on this section of the world famous trail. The permit for our trip limits the size of our group to 8 people. We will depart Onion Valley Campground on Monday, June 29 and do roughly 7 miles a day. This will not be a race, we will take our time and enjoy the stunning scenery over 7 days and 6 nights. Most folks do this hike in 4 days. A highlight will be a day hike on day 6 to the top of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48 states. This hike takes place above 9000 feet and portions go as high as 13,300 feet, even if you don’t do Whitney. Our slow pace should help you manage the altitude. We are planning details now [...]Find out more
Free Family Fun for the community! Dr. Compton Day is a free community event for all ages to learn about conservation, environmental stewardship and recreational activities in NWA. The event is a celebration of Dr. Compton and the issues he championed in Arkansas and beyond. Activities feature interactive stations from a growing list of organizations. Events include rock painting, music, ice cream, cake, food trucks, shopping and more! This will be a downtown event that you won't want to miss! Grab your family, stop by the Farmers Market, then make your way to Compton Gardens to participate in our interactive celebration on Saturday August 8th from 9am-noon!Find out more