Imagine nearly 200 people hitting the woods on a Saturday to work on the trail. That's an OTA Mega Event and as the name says, it's extra special in a whole lot of ways. Our Mega Events happen twice each year, in the spring and fall. Along with the good feeling that comes from creating a new piece of the Ozark Trail, you get lunch, a delicious evening barbeque, free camping, live bluegrass music, prize raffles, a blazing bonfire and more.
On Sunday, you might plan a hike, bicycle trip or horseback ride on the trail, or consider a float or canoe trip on a nearby stream.
The OTA welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities as long as you don't mind getting a little dirty. We provide tools and training by expert Crew Leaders so that your trail building experience will be safe and rewarding.
After years, many weekends and thousands of volunteer trail builders, we think we've got this Mega Event idea just right. We hope you'll consider joining us, or coming out again soon to see for yourself. To learn about upcoming events and to register, visit our events page.
We'll ask you for just one more thing at your next Mega Event: "Stay safe. Have fun. And build trail!"