We are excited to share the Camp Orr Trails in the Buffalo National River Valley. The terrain is dynamic, remote, and unforgiving, so we need a RLW completed on each Mountain Bike Rider prior to the leader booking the event.
Each Rider (or Minor's Parent/Guardian) must:
Youth/Minor - Waiver & Release of Liability (Parent/Guardian) link:
Adult Rider - Camp Orr Trails Waiver & Release of Liability link:
(This must be done for each Camp Orr Trail ride)
Trails are such a vital part of the outdoor activities that Scouting promotes. Those activities are key to how we positively develop youth into leaders and help shape their character. Camp Orr is the only BSA Camp in the USA located inside of a National Park. The Camp is owned by the Westark Area Council and we encourage outdoor enthusiasts from mountain bikers to hikers to horseback riders to take advantage of the beautiful & scenic trails on Camp Orr! However, quality trails do require upkeep and maintenance. Your gift can help us keep reaching young people with the beauty of Camp Orr and the outdoors!
Donate Now: http://bit.ly/trailscamporr or Scan the QR Code
The terrain on the West side of the river is rugged and challenging. The first challenge is getting across the river! A great way to check the river levels is through our friends and upstream neighbors at the Buffalo Outdoor Center. Check the river levels on their site and if the river is below the Normal floating level (low yellow or even better red), then it is much easier to wade across the river with your bike and enjoy the adventure on the other side!
Knowing the only way out is back across the river adds to the thrill of the unique experience.
May I donate to help improve Camp Orr and the Trails?
YES! Donations are Welcome: http://bit.ly/trailscamporr
Do I have to sign a Release of Liability every time I ride the Camp Orr Trails?
YES - unfortunately we need a current RLW for each bike riding event.
Are the Camp Orr Trails open to the public?
- The Trails around Triple Falls are open to the public. Please stay on the trails to protect the land.
- The Old River Trail (ORT - mainly used by horse back riders) and the Buffalo River Trial (BRT - mainly used by hikers/backpackers) both cross Camp Orr property and we ask folks to stay on the trials while crossing.
- The Mountain Biking Trails require a reservation and a release of liability.
- The other trails are for registered Scouts and Scouters only (private property).
May I Be A Scout or Registered Adult with Scouting?
YES! Then you can enjoy all the beauty and wonder of Camp Orr and many other Adventures!
What is the Scout Oath?
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
What is the Scout Law?
A Scout is - Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
What is the Outdoor Code?
As an American, I will do my best to – Be clean in my outdoor manners. Be careful with fire. Be considerate in the outdoors. Be conservation minded.
What is the Leave No Trace program?
Leave No Trace: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/leave-no-trace/