Special thanks to Blk Elk Media for this short video of our 2020 event! This video does a great job of showing the family friendly spirit of this event!
If you own a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy the overlanding lifestyle or you just want to learn more about this fast growing passion you are invited to join Natural State Overland at Mulberry Mountain Lodge, in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas October 12-14 2023, where you will rendezvous with others who share your interest in overland style travel and all the adventure it brings! If you haven't experienced the trails and backroads of the Ozarks, you don't want to miss this opportunity, and if you have this is your chance to get back out there.
NOTE: NO ATV's or Side-by-Sides are allowed at this event for any reason.
This event is strictly for highway legal vehicles and dualsport bikes. There are no exceptions.
Come share your experiences, knowledge, and enthusiasm while you learn from others and talk to vendors about their overland related products and participate in our vendor sponsored door-prize giveaways, all in a family friendly atmosphere! We are also planning various presentations on overland related topics, and trip reports, as well as ample opportunity to get out and explore the beautiful Ozark National Forest. Those attending the Rendezvous will also have the opportunity to watch single engine aircraft arrive and depart from Byrd's grass airstrip!
Join our Natural State Overland Facebook group and Like our Rendezvous in the Ozarks Page to keep up to date with all the information about this event and submit your ideas and suggestions as we make this event one you will want to return to year after year!
Last year (2022) we had over 750 vehicles attend from 26 states! We had 36 vendor booths, and over 20 different product demos, trip reports, and presentations to choose from! See pictures HERE! This year we are planning for an even bigger crowd! We also have a free event app for those attending!
Mulberry Mountain Lodge and event center is our venue for Rendezvous 2023! Located in Arkansas on a beautiful mountain top along highway 23, a National Scenic Byway, and surrounded by all the Ozark National Forest has to offer! Mulberry Mountain is your destination for all outdoor sports and events with:
70+ electric sites with 50 amp, 30 amp, & 110v hookups
Large wooded primitive camping area
Off-road trails for every skill level
Borders Ozark National Forest
Clean restrooms with showers
Four large fishing ponds
Convention & Reception Hall
Amphitheater overlooking the Ozarks
Disc golf course
In 2022 we decided to spotlight three upscale outdoor destinations in Arkansas for our Vendor Appreciation Doorprize Drawing during our Vendor Appreciation Dinner at the Rendezvous this year. We want to thank these three adventure destinations in Arkansas for their support of Rendezvous in the Ozarks.
Longbow Resort is a remote cabin getaway spanning two square miles in Prim, Arkansas, between Greers Ferry Lake and Mountain View in the Ozarks. Named Arkansas’ own “Garden of Eden” and described as a “secluded, enchanted paradise” by Southern Living magazine, this breathtaking resort preserves the natural beauty of its landscape while providing guests a perfect setting in which to relax and embrace nature.
Lindsey’s Resort in the Ozarks on the Little Red River has been serving families and groups in Arkansas for more than 50 years. You’ll come for the fishing and stay for the fun - with rustic log cabins and camping, the Pot O’ Gold Restaurant and nearby attractions like Greers Ferry Lake, several great golf courses, the Ozark Folk Center and more.