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Arkansas whitewater, Adkins / Hailstone Creek

Newton county, Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     13 miles
 
The fact of almost no walk out on this creek ups the level. You must put on by 10:00 am to complete this run in time for take out before dark. Says paddledog

The starting location is a short drive from Harrison, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge section of Adkins / Hailstone Creek in Arkansas is 13 miles long and is according to American
    Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state
are less demanding. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. The campgrounds here at Adkins / Hailstone  
Creek are pretty good. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge section is one of them. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The wonderful Newton County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Adkins / Hailstone Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Ozark National Forest when you're here at Adkins / Hailstone Creek is never a bad idea, and going for a hike along the Turkey Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area.

Adkins / Hailstone Creek, Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Adkins / Hailstone Creek.
 Whitewater Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek:
Boen Gulf Branch, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Beech Creek, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 7.5 miles long (Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21)
Adkins / Hailstone Creek, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.6 miles long (NFR 1463 to Highway 21)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Clark Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Little Mulberry Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (County Road 104 to County Road 105)
 Hotels Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Clarksville, Clarksville , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 8 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 10 miles away
Ozone, Ozone, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek:
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 9 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 9 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 11 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 12 miles away
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 29 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 13 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Adkins / Hailstone Creek
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 20 miles away

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