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Jack's Fork River - 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM until Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:00 PM
GPS 37.14722, -91.44972
Leanne Logan
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Jack's Fork of the Current River

October 11-13 Trip Leader: Leanne Logan and AJ

Come one, come all. Join us for some paddling fun October 12 on the Jack’s Fork of the Current River in part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This annual BCCC trip has some of our members camped out October 6-13 in loop 6 of Alley Springs Campground. AJ and I will be camping there October 10-13.

Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Closest town is Eminence, MO (
  • Camping @ Alley Spring Campground run by the National Park Service. Call ahead if you want a campsite with electricity–there were few electrical sites left last I heard. If you are tent camping, you can just show up as it’s a large campground with lots of options. 573-323-4236
  • Paddling plan: Try to arrive by 9am to start an early shuttle.  We will try to launch at 9 am, then enjoy a leisurely paddle Saturday 10am-3 pm on this Class I river approximately 6 river miles. The weather in October can be cooler, so be prepared for a possible chilly river day wearing multiple layers. Some may paddle Friday and/or Sunday additionally.
  • Check out the annual Scenic Riverways Arts and Crafts Show where craftsmen & women sell their one-of-a-kind wares with demonstrations, food, and live music. Bring cash for gifts, goodies and food treats. Located at Circle B Campground on the banks of the river.
  • Share a dish at the annual potluck Saturday night -- 5:30 PM happy hour & 6:00 PM great eats.
  • Visit Alley Spring and tour the 100 year old grist mill, one of the Ozarks’ most famous landmarks located six miles west of Eminence Missouri,  on state highway 106, just across from our campground. Many years the National Park Service hosts a Haunting in the Hills at the Alley Springs Mill on Friday or Saturday nights, and enactors represent life 100 years ago in period costumes demonstrating their wares during the day.
  • Paddling Saturday. as an official BCCC trip, we need to comply with safety and ACA regulations. As such, every paddler needs to be a wear a PDF on the river, be a member or guest of BCCC and sign an ACA waiver. Anyone paddling who is not a current annual ACA member will be required to purchase a one-time ACA Event membership for $5/person.

Come on out and enjoy the fall colors, the local wildlife, and the good camaraderie.  This trip is enjoyed by newcomers, old timers, and 3-4 generations on this fun-filled fall getaway. Contact Leanne Logan for further details. 

Click the below links for copies of the ACA Waivers.

ACA Waiver - Adult
ACA Waiver - Minor

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