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Arkansas whitewater, Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary

Johnson county, Headwaters to Big Piney Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     4 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The nature scenery of Johnson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Headwaters to Big Piney Creek stretch is
    one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Harrison, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure
to keep you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section of Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary in Arkansas is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. This is a pretty  
decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Pelsor here, and on a pleasant day you can take a hike along the Gunter Trail. This place, the Boston Mountains, has so much outdoors exciting things. You certainly must stop by Ozark National Forest if you're here at Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary. If the weather is great here at Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, you can go for a hike along the Grassy Point Trail.

Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Headwaters to Big Piney Creek 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 Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary:
Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Johnson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Johnson County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Highway 12to Helton's Farm)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 5 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Graves Creek, Pope County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
Haw Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (Along Highway 23)
Little Piney Creek, Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Mt Levi to Hagarville)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
 Hotels Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary:
Americas Best Value Inn, Russellville , 22 miles away
Super 8 Russellville, Russellville , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn, Russellville , 22 miles away
Clarion Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 22 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary:
Hurricane Creek Wilderness, Hagarville, 3 miles away
Haw Creek Falls, Hagarville, 4 miles away
Fairview, Pelsor, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary:
Grassy Point Trail, Johnson , 5 miles away
Gunter Trail, Pope , 6 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 6 miles away
Silver Point Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 32 miles away
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 68 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 8 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 20 miles away
Lake Russellville, Pope , 20 miles away

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