About Us

Ozark Adventures has been serving outdoor enthusiasts in Springfield, Missouri and the greater Ozarks area since 1979.  With our large selection of outdoor clothing and gear, it’s your first stop when planning any outdoor activity.  Find the clothing and gear you need for hiking, backpacking, paddling, rock climbing, camping, and other outdoor activities.  Featuring clothing and gear from The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Merrell, Chaco, Kelty, and Deuter.  Our friendly and experienced sales team will make shopping with us your best adventure!

Meet Our Staff

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Barb

From:  Aurora, Missouri

With OA since:  October 1997

What I enjoy:  “My family likes road trips and have visited Zion, Arches, and the North Rim.  Zion alone was worth the 3000+ miles put on our car.  Some of my favorite experiences come from places like the Great Smokey Mountains.  The light there in the old growth rain forest, the rapid water of the Little River, the fog and vistas – It has it all. To see sights so spectacular within the U.S., we should be so thankful.  I grew up here in Missouri and know about our richly diverse trails and waterways, but like almost all working stiffs wish I could be out in it more.  I am proud to be  busy homemaker.  My husband Jeff and girls Rachel and Emma share these same values.  My family and I have a lot yet to see and curiosity is a great motivator.  Come in and let me know where you want to go!”

Favorite things to help customers with:  Footwear – I love trying to match peoples needs with current footwear technologies.  Whether its a cute pair of Chacos or a Lowa boot for a 14er, I like the Challenge!

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Alex

From:  Springfield, Missouri

With OA since:  May 2007

What I enjoy:  “I enjoy camping, hiking, recreational & whitewater kayaking, golfing, and shooting.”

Favorite things to help customers with:  My favorite thing to help customers with is winter apparel.  I enjoy talking about the technology and functionality of different garments.  I also enjoy helping customers with kayaks and Yakima racks because I like the challenge of meeting specific customer needs.

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Aaron

From:  Jefferson City, Missouri

With OA since:  November 2012

What I enjoy:  “I enjoy every aspect of the great outdoors!  Except for the ticks, I can’t say I’m a big fan.  I enjoy spending  my time on our beautiful river systems, backpacking our great trails, rock climbing, and mountain biking.  I grew up spending my time outdoors, whether it was enjoying time at the family farm or the numerous camping trips we took as a family.  I have been surrounded by nature my entire life.  For me it was a rim to rim backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon that sparked my enthusiasm for adventure.  I have come to enjoy the physical and mental challenges, as well as the amazing places that my adventures have taken me.  I strive to expand my knowledge and understanding of the natural world around us through exportation and adventure!  I also enjoy photography and sandwiches!”

Favorite thing to help customers with:  Gear in general.  From tents and sleeping bags to backpacks and boats, I love helping people find the best options for they’re particular needs!

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Mason

From:  Springfield, Missouri

With OA since:  April 2015

What I enjoy:  “My passion is traveling, whether it be by plain, boat, foot, or train. Growing up I have always lived close to water, salt and fresh alike and love to fish, canoe, kayak, and do just about anything else water based.”

Favorite thing to help customers with:  I thoroughly enjoy helping customers with clothing, be the concern functionality or just plain style.   

Bri

From:  Topeka, Kansas

With OA since:  July 2016

What I enjoy:  “I enjoy spending time outdoors. Whether that be paddling a kayak down on Table Rock Lake, hiking one of the many trails throughout the Ozarks or biking around town on a nice day. I’ve just began to explore all that the regain has to offer and look forward to seeing what it has in store for me! ”

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