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By: Kathy Atnip
09/29/15 08:08:18 AM

The Current River section through Peck Ranch will be closed Oct. 10-11, Oct. 24-25 and Dec. 5-6 for managed hunts taking place within the refuge.

This part of the trail will also close Nov. 14-24 for the firearms deer season. 

Signs are posted at the OT access points into the refuge and at the OT parking area in Peck Ranch.

Thanks to the Peck Ranch Conservation Area for sharing this update.

By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
09/21/15 10:53:36 AM

Thanks to the 162 volunteers who came to Current River State Park in Shannon County to help build a piece of the future Round Spring section of the Ozark Trail! Just about everything went spectacularly from the weather, to the 3/4ths mile of new trail that was skillfully constructed by the volunteers, to the great BBQ, bluegrass band and bonfire.

The event was supported by a generous grant from REI who had several employees on site and building trail! We were also joined by several Missouri State Park staff folks who were very helpful in making this event run super smoothly!! Thanks to these great partners and now OTA family members!

Want in or want some more? Check our website and come down for two more events scheduled for October where the OTA will partner with the Sierra Club to knock out some more trail!

By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
08/24/15 05:16:36 PM

They're a Back!!

Custom Designed OTA cycling jerseys in time for the race!!

Orders will be taken only until August 31st for this order!!

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By: Matt Atnip, Executive Director
07/27/15 11:53:19 AM

At an “Unhappy Hour” last Friday evening, Missouri Preservation announced its 2015 list of Places in Peril. The Bend Bridge near Pacific was on that list. As statred on their website, “Missouri Preservation advocates for, educates about, and assists in the preservation of architectural and historic landmarks that embody Missouri’s unique heritage and sense of place.”  

We hope that being named by a respected statewide preservation group will help save the bridge for its historical significance and for future use as a key trail connection into St. Louis County for the Ozark Trail. It will also bolster economic development in the Pacific area and create a community amenity that all can be proud to have helped save.

Please see this article from the Southeast eMissourian -