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Arkansas Taildragging at Byrd's Adventure Center Arkansas Taildragging at Byrd's Adventure Center

Latitude 35 40' 37" N
Longitude 93 43' 59" W

Sectional view of Byrd's Adventure Center


Dale and Perry at Byrd's Adventure Center

All pilots and aircraft welcome. Byrd's Adventure Center features two grass runways on 800 private acres surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. Our primary 1900' strip is suitable for many single-engine airplanes, while our secondary 1000' runway is dedicated to powered parachutes and trikes. Pilots are encouraged to monitor channel 122.8. (123.45 during fly-ins).

Bring gear for non-flying activities including fishing, canoeing, trail hikes, and campfire cookouts. Snacks, drinks, ice and handmade sandwiches are available at Byrd's on-site store. Restaurant dining is nearby at the Oark Cafe. Aviation fuel is available at the Ozark (7M5) and Clarksville (H35) municipal airports. Ethanol-free fuel for Light Sport Aircraft is available locally at Turner Bend and the Oark General Store. A courtesy vehicle can be arranged. Call us at 479-667-4066 or 479-667-4199

Flying at Byrd's Adventure Center is free! RV camping with hookups is $10 per person per night. Primitive camping is $7 per person per night with access to our large heated shower house. Cabins are available on site. Call for reservations. In addition to wingtip camping and fishing, Byrd's hosts fly-ins every spring and fall. Please check our calendar for upcoming events. More information below.

Byrd's runway looking east

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Byrd's Adventure Center Grass Strip Details

Latitude 35 40' 37" N
Longitude 93 43' 59" W

Orientation 07/25
Turf Surface (uneven in places)
1,900' Long + a 600' rough-cut extension (2,500' total)
1,000' Unobstructed approach on east side
Trees on west side
300' Unobstructed width
Field Elevation 800 MSL
Unicom 122.8
No Tie-Down Fees
Fuel available nearby at Ozark (7M5) and Clarksville (H35) municipal airports
For additional information contact us at: 479-667-4066 or 479-667-4199

The Mitchell Family with their Cessna 175 at Byrd's


Bear on the runway at Byrd's Adventure Center

Bear on the runway at Byrd's Adventure Center. Photo by Robert Walker.

Byrd's Adventure Center on the Mulberry River in Arkansas. Photo by Robert Walker.


Dennis at the Spring Fly-in


Robert Walker explores Battleship Rock at Byrd's


Patrick on the short runway at Byrd's Adventure Center in Arkansas


Craig and his gyro at the Fall Fly-in


Pilot camp at Byrd's Adventure Center


Byrd's Autumn Fly-in

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Thanks for making Byrd's Adventure Center the leading ATV park in Arkansas and one of the top canoe, kayak, and raft rental services on the wild and scenic Mulberry River. Since 1982, Byrd's Adventure Center has been the original off road and ATV park in Arkansas. In addition to hundreds of miles of ORV and ATV trails in the surrounding Ozark National Forest, Byrd's Adventure Center offers 800-acres of the ultimate trails, mud pits, and obstacles for your ATV, UTV (side by side), motorcycle, and stock or modified 4x4. With concerts beginning in the 1980s, Byrd's was the original music venue in the Mulberry River Valley. In 1995 Byrd's staff obtained the first permit to teach rock climbing in the Ozark National Forest. Byrd's Adventure Center was the first RV Campground and one of the first to offer lodging and cabin rentals along the wild and scenic Mulberry River. Arkansas' first adventure race, the Ozark Challenge, originated at Byrd's in 1998. The first hang gliding aerotow clinic in Arkansas took place at Byrd's in 2004. In 2010 Byrd's Adventure Center was base camp for the first Outward Bound courses in Arkansas.

Thanks to everyone who helped us grow at Byrd's Adventure Center! We look forward to serving you.  –the Byrd's staff