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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

  • POP-UP Event - North Cypress Lake Paddle
    POP-UP Event - North Cypress Lake Paddle
    Sun, Feb 25
    North Cypress Lake Boat Launch (Hwy 162)
    Feb 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – Feb 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    North Cypress Lake Boat Launch (Hwy 162), 990 LA-162, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    Feb 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – Feb 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    North Cypress Lake Boat Launch (Hwy 162), 990 LA-162, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    Join us for a paddle on the north end of Cypress lake/bayou!
  • OWL Center Trail Maintenance
    OWL Center Trail Maintenance
    Sat, Mar 02
    OWL Center - Dubach, LA
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM
    OWL Center - Dubach, LA, 318 Henning Pvt Ln, Dubach, LA 71235, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:00 AM
    OWL Center - Dubach, LA, 318 Henning Pvt Ln, Dubach, LA 71235, USA
    Join Wayne Kiefer's team for some trail maintenance at the OWL Center.
  • Athens Big Fork Trail Maintenance
    Athens Big Fork Trail Maintenance
    Sat, Mar 09
    Athens Big Fork Trail
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Athens Big Fork Trail, Weyco Rd 53800, Umpire, AR 71971, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Athens Big Fork Trail, Weyco Rd 53800, Umpire, AR 71971, USA
    Mark your calendars to help with annual trail maintenance of Athens Big Fork Trail (part of the Eagle Rock Loop Trail). See event details!
  • Orienteering Event - Bodcau (Durden Hills Trails)
    Orienteering Event - Bodcau (Durden Hills Trails)
    Sat, Mar 09
    Bodcau Dam/Campground
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Bodcau Dam/Campground, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Bodcau Dam/Campground, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
    Learn or improve your skills with map reading and compass use! Join Gary and Jenny Hackman for an orienteering event at Bayou Bodcau (Durden Hills Trails). Beginners welcome!
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - March
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - March
    Tue, Mar 19
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Mar 19, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Mar 19, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Join us at our monthly meeting! Guest speaker/topic TBA.
  • Rock Falls Trail Hike - Sicily Island, LA
    Rock Falls Trail Hike - Sicily Island, LA
    Sat, Mar 23
    JC "Sonny" Gilbert WMA
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM
    JC "Sonny" Gilbert WMA, Sicily Island, LA 71368, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM
    JC "Sonny" Gilbert WMA, Sicily Island, LA 71368, USA
    Join us for a hike on the Rock Falls Trail (to see the tallest waterfall in Louisiana) and the St. Mary's Falls Trails in the JC "Sonny" Gilbert WMA near Sicily Island, LA.
  • Lake Bistineau Paddle
    Lake Bistineau Paddle
    Sat, Mar 30
    Lake Bistineau State Park
    Mar 30, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Lake Bistineau State Park, 103 State Park Rd, Doyline, LA 71023, USA
    Mar 30, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Lake Bistineau State Park, 103 State Park Rd, Doyline, LA 71023, USA
    Join us for a paddle on Lake Bistineau!
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - April
    BCOS Monthly Meeting - April
    Tue, Apr 16
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Join us at our monthly meeting! Guest speaker/topic TBA.
  • Mt. Magazine Weekend
    Mt. Magazine Weekend
    Fri, Apr 19
    Mt Magazine State Park
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – Apr 21, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mt Magazine State Park, 577 Lodge Dr, Paris, AR 72855, USA
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – Apr 21, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Mt Magazine State Park, 577 Lodge Dr, Paris, AR 72855, USA
    Join us for some hiking and exploring at Mt. Magazine and Mt. Nebo!
  • Bayou D'Arbonne (Corney Creek) Paddle
    Bayou D'Arbonne (Corney Creek) Paddle
    Sat, Apr 27
    SEE EVENT DETAILS
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS, Bernice, LA 71222, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS, Bernice, LA 71222, USA
    Join us to explore one of the paddling trails (Corney Creek) on Bayou D'arbonne! *see event details
  • Annual Crawfish Boil - BCOS MEMBERS ONLY
    Annual Crawfish Boil - BCOS MEMBERS ONLY
    Sat, May 04
    SEE EVENT DETAILS
    May 04, 2024, 12:00 PM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    May 04, 2024, 12:00 PM
    SEE EVENT DETAILS, Benton, LA 71006, USA
    BCOS members mark your calendars for our annual crawfish boil!! More details TBA soon
  • White Oak Lake State Park/Little Grand Canyon
    White Oak Lake State Park/Little Grand Canyon
    Fri, May 10
    White Oak Lake State Park
    May 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM
    White Oak Lake State Park, White Oak Lake State Park, Arkansas 71726, USA
    May 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM
    White Oak Lake State Park, White Oak Lake State Park, Arkansas 71726, USA
    Our Bayou Chapter plans to join up with the Pulaski Ozark Society Chapter for some camping, hiking and exploring at White Oak Lake State Park!
  • Ozark Society Spring Meeting/Gathering
    Ozark Society Spring Meeting/Gathering
    Sat, May 18
    MORE DETAILS TBA
    May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM
    MORE DETAILS TBA, Springfield, MO, USA
    May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM
    MORE DETAILS TBA, Springfield, MO, USA
    Join up with members from other Ozark Society Chapters for the annual Spring Meeting!
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park/Ft. Worth Weekend
    Dinosaur Valley State Park/Ft. Worth Weekend
    Fri, May 24
    Dinosaur Valley State Park
    May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Dinosaur Valley State Park , Glen Rose, TX 76043, USA
    May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Dinosaur Valley State Park , Glen Rose, TX 76043, USA
    Join us for a weekend of hiking and exploring in and around Dinosaur Valley State Park (near Ft. Worth, TX)
  • 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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