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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! 

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Upcoming Events

  • Lake D'Arbonne State Park Hike
    Sat, Feb 11
    Lake D'arbonne State Park
    Feb 11, 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 (near Farmerville, LA) followed by a picnic lunch in the park.
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - February
    Tue, Feb 21
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Feb 21, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events and other topics of interest. Program will include presentation by Perry Hill on the history of the Athens-Big Fork Trail.
  • Duck Pond Park Clean Up
    Sat, Feb 25
    E. Kings Hwy Duck Pond Park - Shreveport
    Feb 25, 8:30 AM
    E. Kings Hwy Duck Pond Park - Shreveport, 1200 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105, USA
    Join us for a post Mardi Gras Parades clean-up of the Kings Hwy Duck Pond Park!!
  • Buckeye Trail Maintenance
    Sat, Mar 04
    Daisy State Park (meeting location)
    Mar 04, 8:00 AM
    Daisy State Park (meeting location), Daisy State Park, Daisy, AR 71950, USA
    Join us for some trail maintenance on the beautiful Buckeye Trail (part of the Caney Creek Trail Loop in the Ouachita National Forest)!
  • Orienteering Event - Bodcau (Durden Hills Trails)
    Mar 04, 9:00 AM
    Bayou Bodcau Dam, 1700 Bodcau Dam Rd, Haughton, LA 71037, USA
    Learn or improve your skills with map reading and compass use! Join Gary Hackman for an orienteering event at Bayou Bodcau (Durden Hills Trails). Beginners welcome!
  • Lake Bistineau Paddle
    Sat, Mar 11
    Lake Bistineau State Park
    Mar 11, 12:00 PM
    Lake Bistineau State Park, 103 State Park Rd, Doyline, LA 71023, USA
    Join us on the paddle trails of Lake Bistineau! More info TBA soon (event time, etc).
  • Rock Falls Trail Hike - Sicily Island, LA - OS/BCOS MEMBERS
    Mar 18, 8:30 AM
    JC "Sonny" Gilbert WMA, Sicily Island, LA 71368, USA
    Planning 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. **more info TBA**
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - March
    Tue, Mar 21
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Mar 21, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events and other topics of interest. Come join us!
  • Chicot State Park - Camp, Hike & Paddle
    Mar 24, 3:00 PM – Mar 26, 8:00 AM
    Ville Platte, 3469 Chicot Park Rd, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA
    Join us at beautiful Chicot State Park for some camping, hiking and paddling!! **more details TBA soon
  • Driskill Mountain April Fool's Day Hike
    Sat, Apr 01
    Driskill Mountain
    Apr 01, 11:00 AM
    Driskill Mountain, Driskill Mountain, Louisiana 71275, USA
    "The tallest mountain in Louisiana" might sound like an April Fool's Day joke but it's not!! Come join us for a climb to the top of Mt. Driskill!! *more details TBA
  • Moonlight Camp & Paddle - Red River
    Sat, Apr 08
    Red River Hwy 2 Bridge
    Apr 08, 7:00 PM – Apr 09, 12:00 PM
    Red River Hwy 2 Bridge, 71064, 100-190 LA-2, Plain Dealing, LA 71064, USA
    Join us for a moonlight paddle and sandbar camping on the Red River! *more details TBA
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - April
    Tue, Apr 18
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    Apr 18, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events and other topics of interest. Come join us!
  • Petit Jean State Park Trip- OS/BCOS MEMBERS
    Fri, Apr 21
    Petit Jean State Park - Morrilton, AR
    Apr 21, 12:00 PM – Apr 23, 12:00 PM
    Petit Jean State Park - Morrilton, AR, Petit Jean State Park Lake, Arkansas 72110, USA
    Join us for a couple of GREAT days of camping, hiking and exploring the absolutely breathtaking trails and sites at Petit Jean State Park!!
  • Annual Crawfish Boil - BCOS MEMBERS ONLY
    May 06, 12:00 PM
    Benton, LA , Benton, LA 71006, USA
    BCOS members mark your calendars for our annual crawfish boil!! More details TBA soon
  • BCOS Monthly Meeting - May
    Tue, May 16
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge
    May 16, 6:30 PM
    Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112, USA
    Monthly meeting at the Red River Refuge to discuss past/upcoming BCOS events and other topics of interest. Come join us!

The Ozark Society

To be considered and active member of this page and club you must be up to date on your dues to the Ozark Society.  To join the Ozark Society or pay your dues please go to the main Ozark Society Page and submit them through their platform.

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