Project Description: Volunteers will perform trail maintenance tasks along the Buffalo River Hiking Trail to create a level 24-inch-wide walking tread across hillsides varying from gentle to steep. Tasks vary from moderate (raking leaves) to difficult (removing tree stumps and large rocks). Volunteers can choose tasks according to their own interests and abilities.
Hosting Organization: The Ozark Society
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 4 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Difficult
Minimum Age: 16
Area and Attractions: Come visit America's first National River! The Buffalo River is a famed canoe stream offering visitors clear water, impressive cliffs, a vast variety of plants and animals, and numerous historic sites. Close to our campsites are swimming holes along the river as well as hiking trails to panoramic overlooks high above the water. Recreational activities such as hiking, caving, and canoeing abound on the Buffalo River.
Accommodations: Car-Camping Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in car camping tent sites. Provided equipment includes pots, pans, cooking utensiles, camp stoves, and ice chests. The campsite includes picnic tables, grills, campfire rings, and water hydrants. Showers will be available mid-week. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, water filtration system, and personal items.
Climate Information: In both Spring and Fall, the climate is generally favorable, with daytime temperatures around 60 degrees and night temperatures around 40 degrees, though it can be warmer or colder. It may also rain. Volunteers should bring clothing for warm, chilly, dry, and wet conditions.
Travel Information: No airport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Little Rock National Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 15