37th Annual Spring Caminata – 2021


Along Beech Creek, and close to the Buffalo National River in Northwest Arkansas, lies almost 400 acres of beautiful, pristine land. It is an ecosystem rich in unique landscapes and unusual natural features, as well as a place of spiritual, recreational and ecological values. Arco Iris Earth Care Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our Sacred Ozark Wilderness and empowering our community with skills for sustainable living through the education of Indigenous culture.

Every spring, the Grandmothers and community members meet to walk the boundary of the land in a blessing ceremony. We warmly invite you to participate in this spiritual pilgrimage as a way to bless these sacred mountains and receive the many gifts of this beautiful earth. The caminata begins with a 2 mile walk on a primitive trail followed by a potluck style meal. Bring drinking water and wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes as well as food to share with the table. 

For driving diretions or more information: 
email helloarcoiris@gmail.com


Call to let us know that you are coming ahead of time since you will not have cell reception on the land. 870-861-5506. Use your GPS or Map App of choice to get to Boxley Baptist Church (remember to download/print directions in case you don’t have service). Directions to Wild Magnolia for the Spring Walk: Get to Boxley Highway 21s. Turn right on county road 9660 NC right next to the Buffalo River bridge. Go 1 mile up that gravel/dirt road. Turn right at the first dirt road. Go 1 mile until you get to our Wild Magnolia Sign. Drive into the parking area and park. We meet there at noon to plant our South Prayer Staff at the gate then walk 2 miles to plant the West Prayer Staff at the Fairy Pond.

If you can volunteer or wish to donate please reach out by email :helloarcoiris@gmail.com or by phone 870-861-5506.


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