Kenneth Bogle

Avid kayaker and backpacker Kenneth Bogle loves to explore the ozark outdoors. He spends all his free time doing so by kayaking, hiking and camping. In 2014, Kenneth founded JoplinKayak.com as an outreach to other kayakers in his community. After a few years of running JoplinKayak.com. Kenneth expanded into forming the hiking group JoplinHiking.com. Now Kenneth is ready to take things a little further by starting Joplin Outdoor Adventures. Joplin Outdoor Adventures is a hub for sites and facebook groups to help educate and find new ways for the community to spend more time outdoors.

Indian Creek is found in the Buffalo National River watershed near Jasper, AR. It consists of many small and large waterfalls and is the home of the rock formation known as the Eye of the Needle. With a very primitive trail and an altitude change of 660 ft., this isn’t your family-friendly hike.Read More →

One of the biggest things I hate is seeing trash and vandalism at my favorite outdoor spots. It seems to have become a bigger issue with the invitation of social media.  Hard work has been done by people before them in order to keep these locations clean.  However, more peopleRead More →

The KBC Fall Classic What: The KBC Fall Classic is a catch and release bass tournament, one where everyone can compete. This tournament is paddle only (kayak or canoe) or fishing on the bank in beautiful November weather with friends having a great time. Why: Currently in our local areaRead More →

This is a very touchy subject for many, and I do understand both sides because my views, over time, have changed. The concept here that I’ll try to express is that social media, like Facebook and Pinterest, is actually killing our favorite spots in nature. Don’t get me wrong; SocialRead More →

  JoplinOutdoors.com Newsletter October 2018 [PDF VERSION DOWNLOAD] UPCOMING EVENTS  Trash Hike – October 6th at 9:30 A.M. Let’s get less trashy! We will be joining forces to remove trash from Redings Mill Bridge to the Joplin Falls by way of Wildcat Glades Park. So, put on your best trash collecting outfit and meetRead More →

  JoplinOutdoors.com Newsletter September 2018 [PDF VERSION DOWNLOAD] UPCOMING EVENTS  September 16th Introduction to Paddle Boarding  Come and join a fun learning the sport of paddle boarding.  In this class, you will learn the basics that will have you up on the water in no time.  To participate registration and tickets needRead More →

Description Gary Coursey joined Joplin Kayak and Canoe around seven months ago and has been sharing some wonderful photos of a cedar strip canoe he was building. This prompted me to send Gary an invite to display his wonderful craftsmanship at our last Kayak Demo Swap. He not only showed upRead More →