There are now five squadrons in district 31. Our members enjoy a wide range of boating from canoeing, kayaking, or rafting our many rivers, to sailing, fishing, houseboating or jetskiing on our different lakes or powerboating on the Arkansas or even on the great Mississippi. Many members trailerboat to different areas in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Some members have more than one type of boat so they can enjoy the various kinds of boating our district offers, and with the many different types of lakes, rivers, and waterways in our district, our members have myriad opportunities to enjoy their boating pleasure.
Beaver Lake Sail and Power Squadron in Rogers, Arkansas, home of the Daisy Air Rifle (famous for its Red Ryder series), is located in the northwestern part of Arkansas between the city of Fayetteville on the south and the resort area of Eureka Springs in the north. Rogers is an historic city and contains the War Eagle Mill (a water-powered grist mill), the War Eagle Caverns, and features the Ozark Mountain Music Show all year long. Two lakes in the area (Beaver Lake and Table Rock) offer a variety of boating, though Beaver Lake is more for sail and flat-bottomed boats as it is a rather shallow lake. The seventh squadron formed in District 31, Beaver Lake Squadron received its charter on 16 May, 1987.
Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron in Grove, Oklahoma
(Squadron ID 2007)
Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron in Grove, Oklahoma is located at the far northeastern corner of Oklahoma close to the Kansas , Missouri and Arkansas borders. Grove, OK is the largest town on the lake, however members of the squadron reside in areas all around the lake. Grand Lake O' Cherokees has the distinction of having Pensacola Dam, the world's longest multiple arch dam. This lake holds a number of sailing regattas and fishing tournaments yearly. It is also popular with owners of powerboats who enjoy cruises and other water activities on the lake. The eighth squadron formed in District 31, Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron received its charter on 29 January, 2000.
The Little Rock
Power Squadron relinquist it's charter to the Operating Committee of USPS at the August
2006 Governing Board meeting in
New York City, thus reducing the number of squadrons in D31 to six.
Little Rock Power Squadron in Little Rock, Arkansas is located in the middle of the state in the riverport city of Little Rock on the banks of the Arkansas Waterway Navigation System. Little Rock being the capital of Arkansas and an old riverport has many old historic buildings. Many of their members enjoy boating through the lock and dam of the Arkansas River Navigation System on their way to the Mississippi River or on one of the nearby lakes, such as Lake Conway, Lake Ouachita, and Lake Darnanelle. The sixth squadron in District 31, Little Rock Squadron received its squadron charter on 4 April, 1973.
Norman Sail and Power Squadron in Norman, Oklahoma
(Squadron ID 3835)
Norman Sail and Power Squadron in Norman, Oklahoma is located in the central part of Oklahoma which is often referred to as the frontier or plains country. Norman is Oklahoma's state's third-largest city and is the home of the University of Oklahoma. Norman is also known for its Medieval Fair, a chocolate festival, as well as numerous ballet, music and art events. Norman has a number of parks in the area, one of their largest being the Thunderbird State Park. Also their Little River Zoo Park which encompasses 25 acres is a popular place to visit. Many Norman squadron members boat on nearby Lake Thunderbird. The ninth squadron of District 31, Norman Squadron's charter is dated 29 November, 2000.
Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(Squadron ID 4005)
Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is located in the middle of the state and still has the flavor of the old west with a modern touch. It is known as the "Horse Capital of the World" and is home to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Red Earth Indian Center. Oklahoma City is in a good central location to boat on lakes which abound in that state, some nearby ones being Lake Hefner, Lake Eufuala, and Lake Texoma. The fourth and most western squadron in District 31, Oklahoma City Squadron received its charter on 8 October, 1971.
River Valley Sail & Power Squadron in Ft.Smith, Arkansas
(Squadron ID 4790)
The River Valley Sail & Power Squadron relinquist it's charter to the Operating Committee of USPS at the August 2006 Governing Board meeting in New York City, thus reducing the number of squadrons in D31 to five.
River Valley Sail & Power Squadron in Fort Smith, Arkansas is located in the historic site of the region's first military fort that was situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers. A navigation channel (The McClellan-Kerr Navigation System) on the Arkansas River connects Ft. Smith with other ports and the Mississippi River. Members enjoy river boating as well as boating on nearby Dardanelle Lake. The newest squadron of District 31 was granted its charter on 14 September 2002
Tulsa Power Squadron in Tulsa, Oklahoma
(Squadron ID 5955)
The Tulsa Power Squadron relinquist it's charter to the Operating Committee of USPS at the September 2010 Governing Board meeting in Bellevue, WA thus reducing the number of squadrons in D31 to four.
Tulsa Power Squadron in Tulsa, Oklahoma is located in the northeastern part of Oklahoma in what is called the "Green Country" due to a large number of rivers and lakes which keep the area green. The Port of Catoosa, in Tulsa's general vicinity, is the United States' most inland riverport and is the head of the Arkansas River Navigation System which starts in Oklahoma and ends in eastern Arkansas where it meets the the Mississippi River. Many of the smaller rivers in the area offer float trips, canoeing and kayaking while the numerous lakes offer all types of boating. The first squadron of District 31, Tulsa received its charter on 15 March, 1965.
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