Upcoming Events

  August

Current River Paddle Trip


A fun and easy overnight paddle trip on the scenic Current River. Paddle 17.3 miles from Round Spring access to Two River's access. Enjoy the beauty and temperature of this spring fed river! Transportation and boat included. Major gear available for rent. Gear lists and meal planning help are available. Register by Aug. 15.

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Age: 15 yrs. and up
Date: Aug. 18-19
Time: Sat., 9 a.m.-Sun., 6 p.m.
Fee: $50/Person
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  September

Sequiota Bat Flights


Basic information on Gray Bats, Tri-Colored Bats, and the potential to observe the twilight flight of Endangered Gray Bats from Sequiota Cave. Arrive 30 minutes before darkness. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

Age: All ages
Date: Sept. 1, Sept. 15
Time: Sunset
Fee: Free
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Giboney Cave Tours


Explore the myths, facts, and history of Giboney Cave at Doling Park. Shoes will get muddy on Walking Tours. Cavers will get very muddy and wet on the in-depth Tunnel Tours. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight, if you have one. Dates are subject to weather and bat activity. Register by Fri. prior to each tour date. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: Sept. 1, Oct. 6
Time: Sat., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. (tunnel)
Fee: Walking Tour: $4/Person, $12/Family of 4
Tunnel Tour: $6/Person, $20/Family of 4
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Buffalo River Hiking Series


Hit the trail with us this fall, exploring some of the finest scenery in the upper district of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas. These trips are moderate-to strenuous in diffi-culty, so physical fitness is must! Transportation provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Register by Fri. before each hike. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

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Age: 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Date: Sept. 22: Kyles to Steel Creek - 7.8 mile hike
Oct. 13: Cecil Cove Loop - 7 mile hike
Nov. 3: Big Bluff - 6 mile hike
Dec. 1: Whitaker Point - 3.8 mile hike
Time: Sat., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fee: $20
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  October

Giboney Cave Tours


Explore the myths, facts, and history of Giboney Cave at Doling Park. Shoes will get muddy on Walking Tours. Cavers will get very muddy and wet on the in-depth Tunnel Tours. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight, if you have one. Dates are subject to weather and bat activity. Register by Fri. prior to each tour date. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: Sept. 1, Oct. 6
Time: Sat., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. (tunnel)
Fee: Walking Tour: $4/Person, $12/Family of 4
Tunnel Tour: $6/Person, $20/Family of 4
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Ritter Springs Camping Trip


Join Outdoor Initiatives for a fun overnight campout at beautiful Ritter Springs Park. Includes kayaking, catch & release fishing, group activities, and more. Dinner and breakfast provided. Some equipment available on a first come first serve basis. Scholarships may be available to youth 18 years and under who meet the income requirements. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

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Age: All ages
Date: Oct. 6-7
Time: Sat. 12 p.m.-Sun. 12 p.m.
Fee: $10/Person
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Buffalo River Hiking Series


Hit the trail with us this fall, exploring some of the finest scenery in the upper district of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas. These trips are moderate-to strenuous in diffi-culty, so physical fitness is must! Transportation provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Register by Fri. before each hike. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

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Age: 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Date: Sept. 22: Kyles to Steel Creek - 7.8 mile hike
Oct. 13: Cecil Cove Loop - 7 mile hike
Nov. 3: Big Bluff - 6 mile hike
Dec. 1: Whitaker Point - 3.8 mile hike
Time: Sat., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fee: $20
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White Rock Mountain Backpacking


Located in Mulberry, AR, this 13-mile loop hike includes breath-taking views of the Ozarks, and a chance to visit one of the highest points in the area. This is a moderate-to-strenuous level trip, so physical fitness is a must. Transportation included. Gear available for rent. Gear lists and meal planning help are available. Register by Oct. 24 Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647 

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Age: 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Date: Oct. 27-28
Time: Sat., 8 a.m.-Sun., 8 p.m.
Fee: $60/Person
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  November

Buffalo River Hiking Series


Hit the trail with us this fall, exploring some of the finest scenery in the upper district of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas. These trips are moderate-to strenuous in diffi-culty, so physical fitness is must! Transportation provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Register by Fri. before each hike. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

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Age: 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Date: Sept. 22: Kyles to Steel Creek - 7.8 mile hike
Oct. 13: Cecil Cove Loop - 7 mile hike
Nov. 3: Big Bluff - 6 mile hike
Dec. 1: Whitaker Point - 3.8 mile hike
Time: Sat., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fee: $20
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The Ultimate Springfield Cave Tour


This exclusive tour includes a full day of caving adventure in the Springfield area, consisting of a hiking tour that highlights the caves of Ritter Springs Park, a walking tour through Giboney Cave in Doling Park, and a boat tour through Sequiota Cave in Sequiota Park. Pack snacks and water. Transportation provided.

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Age: 5 yrs. and up (5-17 yrs. with an adult)
Dates:
Nov. 17-18
Time: Sat. Tour 1: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sat. Tour 2: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. Tour 1: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun. tour 2: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $15/Person
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  December

Buffalo River Hiking Series


Hit the trail with us this fall, exploring some of the finest scenery in the upper district of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas. These trips are moderate-to strenuous in diffi-culty, so physical fitness is must! Transportation provided. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Register by Fri. before each hike. Outdoor Initiatives 874-8647

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Age: 15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
Date: Sept. 22: Kyles to Steel Creek - 7.8 mile hike
Oct. 13: Cecil Cove Loop - 7 mile hike
Nov. 3: Big Bluff - 6 mile hike
Dec. 1: Whitaker Point - 3.8 mile hike
Time: Sat., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fee: $20
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