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Help us build and maintain the Ozark Trail by coming to one of our many events.  No experience is required, no tools are required, and you don't have to be particularly strong.  People of all ages are welcome, so bring your kids, grandparents--even your dog.

So how do you sign up?  Simply click on the Sign Up button next to the outing you wish to volunteer for, or if the Outing Leader has an email address, you can click on the name of the Leader to send an email.

Email the Outing Leader for more information on a particular outing.  For general volunteering information, or to become a certified Crew Leader, contact our Volunteer Coordinator

Upcoming Events
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Fall Whoopin' It Up at Winona
Saturday, Oct 21 2017 - 8:30am

An OTA tradition.....Spend the weekend in the Winona area to give some love to the southern sections.  Camping/bunk space available for Friday and Saturday nights.  Work wll be on Saturday and possibly Sunday.  

Crews will be dispatched to various sections - Eleven Point, Between the Rivers, Current River - to saw, lop, and repair sections in need. Volunteers will be asked to help car pool to the various sites and there are some drives up to 45 minutes.

We are basing out of the Winona USFS facility and have bunking in the houses as well as camping in the yards.  Be sure to bring your own bedding/camp gear as well as personal items.  There are restroom facilities for showers.  You will need to dress for the weather and trail work.  Boots and layers of clothing work best.  If you have a favorite pair of loppers bring them along.  Dinner will be provided on Saturday night and if you'd like to help bring along a side dish to share or a desert.  We'll throw together a communal breakfast Sunday morning.  Kathie will supply coffee needs if those attending can throw in breakfast fixings, i.e. eggs, ham, bread, fruit. 

Please be sure to note if you need a bed and it is first come.  Kathie will let you know.  Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out via email.  See you soon!


Kathie Brennan

Fall Mega 2 at Round Spring
Saturday, Oct 28 2017 - 8:30am

If you didn't get enough the first time...join us as we return to the Round Spring area to continue trail construction.  

Free camping is available at the Round Spring campground on Friday and Saturday night.  

Work will commence Saturday morning, as we walk in to the work area just north of the Current River at Hwy 19.  

After a good day on the trail, we will relax with Jeff's famous BBQ, Kathie's infamous raffle, and some music around a bonfire.  

Please remember to dress for the work and prepare for the weather. Gloves, long pants and hiking/work boots are required, as we are working on rough ground and using tools.  Wearing a hard hat is required in the work area.  You may want to bring safety glasses.  Have raingear, sunscreen, and bug deterrent.  Bring plenty of water (2 litres per person recommended) and remember to bring supplies for your fur buddies.  


If you have any questions, please contact me,

April Scott

Bass Pro Fitness Series Informational Booth
Friday, Nov 03 2017 - 1:00pm

Come join the OTA as we set up a booth at this year's Bass Pro Shops Consservation Marathon Weekend in Springfield, MO! We'll be there to spread the word about the OTA and the amazing trail we all love. 

Expo hours are 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday November 3rd and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday the 4th. Booth will already be set up, all you have to do is come hang out and talk about the trail! 

If interested in assisting for the day, or for a few hours, please contact Ronnie Koskovich at More information on the exact location will be provided at that time. 

* Crew Leader TBD

Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017 - 7:00pm

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!


Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter

2017 Q4 Board Meeting
Saturday, Nov 18 2017 - 10:00am

The Board of the Ozark Trail Assoication will be holding thier Q4 Board Meeting on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Potosi Office of the US Forest Service (right next door to the OTA Office).

The meeting is open to anyone


Jeffery Goetter

Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Dec 12 2017 - 7:00pm

A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!


Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter

2018 OT Challenge Hike
Saturday, May 05 2018 - 8:00am
Fund Raiser

Please email if you are interested in joining us in 2018!

Sign up here to receive more information and registration form for the second annual fund raiser hike to benefit the Ozark Trail Association. Must be 18 or older to participate in this event. This will be a major fund raiser with a fund raising goal for each participant. There will be no "entry fee". This event will be a one day hike of significant distance on the OT to challenge good hikers. This event will be based out of the Bass' River Resort.  The hike will be on the Courtois Section of the OT.  This event is for OTA members and others who have a desire to help raise funds to support the Ozark Trail Association. There will be camping and food included. Sign up today if interested in learning more as details are developed and receiving the registration form.  

Steve Liescheidt