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Outdoor Initiatives


Outdoor Initiatives provides adventure trips, outdoor recreation programs & education at an affordable price to the community. Leave No Trace guidelines are followed on all excursions. Scholarships may be available, call 833-8647. Office location: Valley Water Mill Park, 2450 E. Valley Water Mill Rd.


  1. Camp
  2. Cave
  3. Float
  4. Hike
  5. Youth


  1. Spring River Paddle Trip


    Paddle 15 miles from Dam 3 to Hardy access, and camp along the elegant Spring River. Fed by Mammoth Spring, one of the largest springs in Arkansas, this river always has a lot of water and fun features to navigate that include small rapids and ledges. Overnight camping at Many Islands Campground located along the river. Previous paddling experience recommended. Transportation and boat included. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear lists and meal planning help available. Register by July 9. This program is tentative based on COVID-19 regulations.

    AGE
    14 yrs. and up (14-17 yrs. with an adult)
    DATE
    July 11-12 (Rain Dates: July 18-19)
    TIME
    Sat., 9 a.m.-Sun., 7 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Spring River
    FEE
    $65/Person

     


  2. Current River Paddle Trip


    Paddle an easy and scenic 17 miles of the Current River, Cedargrove Access to Pulltite. This overnight trip is distinguished by abundant springs, a cave that can be paddled into and points of historical interest. Transportation and boat included. Major gear available for rent. Suggested gear and meal planning available. Register by Aug. 27.This program is tentative based on COVID-19 regulations.

    AGE
    12 yrs. and up (12-17 yrs. with an adult)
    DATE
    Aug. 29-30
    TIME
    Sat., 9 a.m.-Sun., 6 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Current River
    FEE
    $60/Person