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 invention 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 → 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 →

When I was asked if I would write an article for Joplin Outdoors I knew right away what I had to write it on, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail in Bella Vista, Arkansas. It is one of my all-time favorite places, and I always try to talk everyone into going there.Read More →

In my last article, I wrote about the beautiful and stunning Buffalo River located deep in Arkansas. In this article, I’m writing to tell everyone about Grand Falls. Located in Joplin, Missouri, Grand Falls is 163 feet across and created by a ledge of solid chert rock. It is alsoRead More → 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 →

It all started on Sunday morning, August 26th, 2018 on a special trip to the Buffalo River for the day. I was excited, as this was my second time in the last three months to be going there and experiencing once again what I call heaven on earth!! Little didRead 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 →