Outdoor Resources

Many excellent organizations and resources are available in Arkansas, with missions of conservations, recreation, advocacy, safety, and more.

Below you will find a summary of river levels through out the Ozarks. 

Ozark River Summary

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands

Leave No Trace

Everything you need for running needs.  Look up events, upcoming events, and race times.

Arkansas Runner Online

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddle sport competition, exploration and recreation.

American Canoe Association

The Bike Arkansas Directory is your one-stop guide to Bicycling in Arkansas. Arkansas has 51 State Parks, and two National Forests, making Arkansas a vacation paradise for the bicycling enthusiast.

For the road cycling enthusiast, they have miles and miles of highways and Scenic Byways that provide access for the cyclist to enjoy the scenic wonders of Arkansas.

For Mountain Bike enthusiast, they have thousands of miles of trails, that have become renowned around the world.

Biking in Arkansas

The National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR) has been in existence since 1972.

Originally started to represent the State Search and Rescue Coordinators, NASAR grew to represent all SAR volunteers and continues to support the State Search And Rescue Coordinators Committee (SSARCC).

NASAR uses standards developed by ASTM, NFPA, DHS,FEMA, and other respected bodies to build education course ware, publications, and certifications.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)

The Wilderness Medicine Institute is the leader in wilderness medicine education.

Their goal is to provide the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

National Outdoor Leadership School: Wilderness Medicine Institute

The BCO is a 501(c)3 non-profit working to create a more bicycle-friendly community through Education and Infrastructure.

A more bicycle-friendly community is a happier, safer, healthier,more people-friendly community.


The Ozark Society’s principal purpose is the preservation of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and unique natural areas.

It’s primary focus is the Ozark-Ouachita region and its associated bottom land habitat.

The Ozark Society

The Ozark Off Road Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable soft surface trails in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Their work opens up greater opportunities for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to live healthy active lives.

Ozark Off Road Cyclists