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Arkansas whitewater, Bayou Des Arc River

White county, Romance to Lake Barnett section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     7 miles
  The Romance to Lake Barnett section of Bayou Des Arc River is 7 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and
    if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The scenic beauty of White County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great.
There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus. If you're coming from Searcy it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few  
others too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're going to Bayou Des Arc River from Rose Bud, you won't be the only one. At Bayou Des Arc River through the long summer days highs are in the 90's. Summer night lows sink down to the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Bayou Des Arc River are in the 20's. Bayou Des Arc River frequently gets lots of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May; January is when it's the driest.

Bayou Des Arc River, Romance to Lake Barnett 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 Bayou Des Arc River.
 Whitewater Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Bayou Des Arc River, White County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Romance to Lake Barnett)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Rose Bud to Highway 36)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Highway 36 to White Oak Bridge)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 107 to Hardin Bridge)
Cadron Creek - Middle Fork, Faulkner County, 17 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6.4 miles long (Highway 356 to Highway 124)
Big Creek, Cleburne County, 19 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Low water bridge to Old Iron Bridge)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 21 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 124 to Pinnacle Springs Campground)
Possum Walk Creek, Cleburne County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 8.7 miles long (Five Mile Road to Highway 263)
Wolf Bayou, Cleburne / Stone County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Galens Road to Highway 14)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 27 miles away
      Class I(III) - 4.5 miles long (Pinnacle Springs to Highway 65)
 Marinas Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Heber Springs Marina, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Dam Site Marina, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Eden Isle Marina, Heber Springs , 16 miles away
Shiloh Marina, Higden , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Days Inn Beebe, Beebe , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HEBER SPRINGS, Heber Springs , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Days Inn & Suites - Cabot, Cabot , 15 miles away
Super 8 Cabot, Cabot , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Wagon Circle Recreational Vehicle Park, Heber Springs, 13 miles away
Sugar Loaf - Greers Ferry Lake, -blank-, 13 miles away
River Rock RV Park, Herber Springs, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas , 20 miles away
Toltec Mounds State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bayou Des Arc River:
Cypress Creek Course, Cabot , 13 miles away
Riverland Golf Course, Heber Springs , 14 miles away
Lost Creek Golf Club, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Bayou Des Arc River
Indian Lakes, Lonoke , 14 miles away
Indian Head Lake - South, Lonoke , 14 miles away
Taton Lake, Lonoke , 15 miles away

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