Special Events


Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Participate in our 40th annual Jungle Boater Race this year on Sunday, March 14th, 2021. Race begins at 11 am due to the rain in the forecast. Race course: Byrd's Landing to Turner Bend Landing. We ask that all reservation and pre-registration be received by midnight Saturday, March 13th. Entry fee is $35 per participant--includes T-shirt and taxes. If the river is 4.2 ' We will reschedule for March 21st. We will mass start each category at one minute intervals in the order listed below. Slackers will start yourselves when you are ready.
Order of Start:
1. Raft
2. Women's SUP
3. Women's Solo Canoe
4. Women's Tandem Canoe
5. Women's Kayak
6. Men's SUP
7. Men's Solo Canoe
8. Men's Kayak
9. Parent and Child Canoe -child must be under 14 years of age.
10. Geezer Solo Canoe( 60+)
11. Geezer Tandem Canoe
12. Mixed Tandem Canoe
13. Men's Tandem Canoe

On the date of the race arrive by 9 am to pick up T-shirt and race number tag- it will be in a bag ready for you. If you have not emailed us the liability release form, your bag will not be ready. Duct-taped the number tag on the left side front of the boat for the timer to recognize when you arrive at the finish line. Be at the Byrd's landing an hour early to get ready.
All pre-registration can be made online:
You can still register today until midnight Saturday, March 13th 12:00 am
We encourage everyone to follow the social distancing of 6' apart. Face masks should be worn while mingling at Byrd's Landing and at Turner Bend after the race.

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Mulberry River Spring
Clean-Up Day

30th Annual
March 6t h 2021
Hosted by Turner Bend & Sponsored by The Mulberry River Society

ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY: U.S. Forest Service, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, Arkansas Stream Team, Steve Outlaw, Tom and Gale Scott, Green Source Recycling, Burford Distributing, and Turner Bend Outfitter

Check-in @ Turner Bend Store @ 9:00 a.m. Get your assignment
and go to work

Great lunch served @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Drawing for door prizes

Festivities will be held in Turner Bend Campground across from the store. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing of 6' apart and wear a face mask when close to other folks. Bring Lawn chairs.

Door Prizes Provided By: Turner Bend, River Towne BBQ, Arkansas Stream Team, Post Familie Winery, Mt. Bethel Winery, Mulberry Mountain Lodging, Oark General Store, Pig Trail Liquor, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, Homegrown, Byrd's Riverfront Restaurant, Belle Point Beverage, Meadors Lumber, Mark McGee, Don O'neal, Graphic Services, and others. Belle Point Beverage, Burford Distributing, Fayettechill, and more.

Call for details 479-667-3641

If inclement weather, we will reschedule to Saturday March 10th
Volunteers needed
Check out the Mulberry River Society on FaceBook.com