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Shepherd of the Ozarks

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About SOTO

Shepherd of the Ozarks is a year-round 460 acre Christian Conference/Retreat center located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas.

Here you can enjoy many activities including hiking, exploring, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, floating, snorkeling, volleyball, frisbee golf, and the extreme adventure sports of high challenge Ropes Course, Wilderness Paintball, as well as visiting the petting zoo and watching the natural wildlife.

Nestled in this wilderness setting are nine luxurious log-cabin-style lodges varying in decor and size to sleep from 10 to a group of 400 people. All of them include kitchens, meeting spaces, private bedrooms and bunk areas. Massive rock fireplaces, rocking chairs on the porch and comfortable beds invite you to come away for refreshment and relaxation. Shepherd of the Ozarks offers the ideal setting for your:

    • Youth Retreat / Camps
    • Family Reunions
    • Corporate Retreats
    • College Retreats
    • Women and Men's Retreats


The mission of Shepherd of the Ozarks is to be a Christ-centered camping and conference ministry. Through this ministry, located in the Ozark Mountains of north central Arkansas, God is proclaimed and exalted and people are equipped for His service. Shepherd of the Ozarks supports the Body of Christ by facilitating evangelism and spiritual growth and meeting emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals, families and groups. Through the use of its facilities, resources and staff in a variety of programs, Shepherd of the Ozarks enriches the lives of people of all ages.