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Bayou Chapter of the Ozark Society

Conservation | Education | Recreation

Established in 1975, the Ozark Society Foundation supports and promotes conservation, education and recreation activity in the Ozark-Ouachita region and surrounding lowlands. Governed by a volunteer board, the Foundation is a major publisher of high-quality conservation and nature-related books about the Ozark-Ouachita mountains region, with all proceeds supporting the public policy and education mission of the Ozark Society. Since 1967, more than two dozen publications on the natural environment and conservation issues have been produced by the Ozark Society and the Ozark Society Foundation, including canoe and hiker guidebooks, natural and cultural histories, and field guides.

The Bayou Chapter's base of operations is in the Shreveport/Bossier area and we are proud to to have a very active chapter.  You never know what kinds of events we will have!  Hikes, Paddles, Camping, Classes, & Conservation are just some of the activities we are involved in.  Come join us and grow the outdoor community in Northwest Louisiana with us! 

For more information contact us at bcos@ozarksociety.net 

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Upcoming Events

  • River Rat Challenge - Team Bayou Bandits!
    River Rat Challenge - Team Bayou Bandits!
    Sat, Sep 30
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp
    Sep 30, 7:00 AM
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp, 2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291, USA
    Sep 30, 7:00 AM
    Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp, 2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr, West Monroe, LA 71291, USA
    Join some of your BCOS friends as part of the Bayou Bandits Team as they participate in the River Rat Challenge!
  • Webster Parish Paddle
    Webster Parish Paddle
    Sat, Oct 14
    Bayou Dorcheat Boat Launch Dixie Inn
    Oct 14, 12:00 AM
    Bayou Dorcheat Boat Launch Dixie Inn, Dorcheat St, Dixie Inn, LA 71055, USA
    Oct 14, 12:00 AM
    Bayou Dorcheat Boat Launch Dixie Inn, Dorcheat St, Dixie Inn, LA 71055, USA
    This is a Webster Parish Open Paddle Event (scheduled for Bayou Dorcheat in Dixie Inn) . More details TBA.
  • D'arbonne Haunted Hike
    D'arbonne Haunted Hike
    Sun, Oct 15
    Lake D'arbonne State Park
    Oct 15, 10:00 AM
    Lake D'arbonne State Park, 3628 Evergreen Rd, Farmerville, LA 71241, USA
    Oct 15, 10:00 AM
    Lake D'arbonne State Park, 3628 Evergreen Rd, Farmerville, LA 71241, USA
    Join us for a hike along the beautiful trails at Lake D'arbonne State Park (decked out spooky-style for October) followed by a picnic lunch in the park.
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - October
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - October
    Tue, Oct 17
    Red River Refuge Bossier City
    Oct 17, 6:30 PM
    Red River Refuge Bossier City , 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Oct 17, 6:30 PM
    Red River Refuge Bossier City , 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events. Guest Speaker TBA
  • National Wildlife Celebration Day
    National Wildlife Celebration Day
    Sat, Oct 21
    Bossier City
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bossier City, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bossier City, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    We need BCOS volunteers to help at the Red River Wildlife Refuge for this event!
  • Jefferson Camp and Paddle
    Jefferson Camp and Paddle
    Sat, Oct 21
    See event details
    Oct 21, 5:00 PM
    See event details
    Oct 21, 5:00 PM
    See event details
    More details TBA
  • Ozark Society Meeting/Gathering
    Ozark Society Meeting/Gathering
    Sat, Oct 28
    Tyler Bend - St. Joe, AR
    Oct 28, 7:00 PM – Oct 30, 7:00 PM
    Tyler Bend - St. Joe, AR, 170 Ranger Rd, St Joe, AR 72675, USA
    Oct 28, 7:00 PM – Oct 30, 7:00 PM
    Tyler Bend - St. Joe, AR, 170 Ranger Rd, St Joe, AR 72675, USA
    Annual gathering for all chapters of the Ozark Society
  • Sandbar Overnight Paddle- Red River
    Sandbar Overnight Paddle- Red River
    Sat, Nov 04
    Location is TBD
    Nov 04, 12:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Nov 04, 12:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    More info TBA
  • Beaver's Bend Camp & Hike
    Beaver's Bend Camp & Hike
    Fri, Nov 17
    Beaver's Bend/Brokenbow Oklahoma
    Nov 17, 7:00 PM – Nov 19, 7:00 PM
    Beaver's Bend/Brokenbow Oklahoma, Beavers Bend, Oklahoma 74728, USA
    Nov 17, 7:00 PM – Nov 19, 7:00 PM
    Beaver's Bend/Brokenbow Oklahoma, Beavers Bend, Oklahoma 74728, USA
    More info TBA
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - November
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - November
    Tue, Nov 21
    Red River Refuge Bossier City
    Nov 21, 6:30 PM
    Red River Refuge Bossier City , 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Nov 21, 6:30 PM
    Red River Refuge Bossier City , 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events. Guest Speaker TBA
  • Post Thanksgiving Paddle - Grand Ecore
    Post Thanksgiving Paddle - Grand Ecore
    Sat, Nov 25
    Grand Ecore - Natchitoches
    Nov 25, 12:00 AM
    Grand Ecore - Natchitoches, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA
    Nov 25, 12:00 AM
    Grand Ecore - Natchitoches, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA
    More info TBA
  • Lincoln Parish Park Hike and Lunch
    Lincoln Parish Park Hike and Lunch
    Sat, Dec 02
    Lincoln Parish Park
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM
    Lincoln Parish Park , 211 Parish Park Rd, Ruston, LA 71270, USA
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM
    Lincoln Parish Park , 211 Parish Park Rd, Ruston, LA 71270, USA
    Join us for hiking in this beautiful park followed by lunch at the downtown Ruston food trucks!
  • BCOS Annual Christmas Party!!
    BCOS Annual Christmas Party!!
    Sun, Dec 03
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Dec 03, 5:00 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Dec 03, 5:00 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Wear your ugly sweater, bring a white elephant gift and a yummy dish to share, and join us for our annual Christmas celebration!!
  • Smokin' Butts Fest - Caney Lake
    Smokin' Butts Fest - Caney Lake
    Fri, Dec 08
    Caney Lake Minden
    Dec 08, 12:00 AM – Dec 10, 12:00 AM
    Caney Lake Minden, Caney Lakes Recreation Area, Louisiana 71055, USA
    Dec 08, 12:00 AM – Dec 10, 12:00 AM
    Caney Lake Minden, Caney Lakes Recreation Area, Louisiana 71055, USA
    Join us for a weekend of camping, hiking, eating, and fun at Caney Lakes in Minden, LA. See event details for more info
  • First Day Hike - Bodcau
    First Day Hike - Bodcau
    Mon, Jan 01
    Bodcau Dam/Durden Hills Trail
    Jan 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Bodcau Dam/Durden Hills Trail, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
    Jan 01, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Bodcau Dam/Durden Hills Trail, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
    Start the new year off right by joining us for a First Day Hike!!
  • Sylamore Creek Campout
    Sylamore Creek Campout
    Fri, Jun 14
    Sylamore Creek Campground
    Jun 14, 2024, 12:00 AM – Jun 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Sylamore Creek Campground, 214 Sylamore Creek Rd, Mountain View, AR 72560, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 12:00 AM – Jun 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Sylamore Creek Campground, 214 Sylamore Creek Rd, Mountain View, AR 72560, USA
    Planning for another awesome adventure on Sylamore Creek for June 2024!! Make your reservations early!
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