River Recreation Page Under Construction
Ozark Mountain Paddlers is hosting their first 2013 Recreational Canoe and Kayak Clinic on May 18th. This is an all-day on-water clinic geared toward those interested in learning or honing their skills for safely and successfully navigating the rivers of the Ozarks.
Topics covered include:
- Appropriate gear, boats and clothes
- Shuttle basics
- Safety practices including common hazards and how to deal with them
- Boat control for both bow and stern paddlers
- River reading basics
This clinic is open to canoe and kayak paddlers in both tandem and solo boats, and will be held on a local stretch of river (TBD closer to clinic date).
Participants should be comfortable in and around water, have basic gear, including boat and pfd (life jacket). You will need to provide your own lunch.
Cost is $40 per person, $30 per person for current OMP members.
Contact Jason Frantz at 417-379-2229 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot! Visit the OMP link below for more info.
Recreation on the James River and It's Tributaries
Topographic Map of the James River- Use this map to assist in navigating the beautiful James River.
Ozark Mountain Paddlers- Focusing on Conservation, Recreation, and Education. Many resources and activites to encourage and support utilization of our rivers.
Missouri Canoe- A mile-by-mile description of the James and Finley rivers to assist in planning your trip to float these beautiful waters.
Float Missouri- A website offering helpful information on trip planning. Includes maps, suggestions and a forum.
Southwest Paddler - A description and other helpful information about the James River.
Conservation Department Boat Ramps- This will take you to a map of Missouri. Here you can zoom in to areas within the state to learn the exact location of available boat ramps.
MDC Bass Managment Areas- If you like to float and fish, this site links to maps of different rivers in the state and what stretches are being managed for what types of bass. Click here to go directly to the James River map.
A Guide to Ozark Float Fishing - What more needs to be said? Except, see helpful links to to the right of the page as well. Currently unavailable.
Conservation Area Atlas - Contains ways of searching for conservation areas by county, region, or name. Or if you like you may go directly to these Conservation Areas on the James River: Joe Creighton Access, Lake Springfield Access, Delaware Town Acess, Shelvin Rock Access, Hooten Town Access, Kerr Access, Ralph Cox Memorial Access.
Ozark Greenways Trails- Visit this page where you will find the information on the James River Water Trail which is a 6 mile float from Creighton Acess to Springfield Lake. Or just click on the Water Trail link to go directly to the map and other information.
A Paddler's Guide to Missouri - This inexpensive book featuring the wonderful floatable rivers in Missouri can be purchased from this Missouri Department of Conservation NatureShop website. There is a digitial version of the text portion of the book as well as added coordinate information that can be viewed on Google Earth or Google Maps available here. This is available as a part of a project by KayakSwarm with permission from Missouri Department of Conservation.