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Arkansas whitewater, Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary

Perry county, NFR 45 to NFR 86 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     4.5 miles
  This section of Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary in Perry County is 4.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II+(III) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The wild scenery of the Ouachita Mountains is great. The NFR 45 to NFR 86 section is one of a few paddling
    sections in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hot Springs, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít
get lost. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but  
if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary you stumble on good places like Hickory Hollow; Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary is near Lake Ouachita State Park which is a gorgeous place. So much fun stuff to do in the Ouachita Mountains, not sufficient time. All through the days of summer here at Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary, high temperatures ordinarily reach the 90's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's. For the period of the wintertime highs are commonly in the 40's with temperatures at Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary dipping down into the 20's during winter nights.

Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary, NFR 45 to NFR 86 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 South Fourche Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
South Fourche LaFave, Perry County, 1 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 11.3 miles long (Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge)
Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary, Perry County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 4.5 miles long (NFR 45 to NFR 86)
Trace Creek, Perry County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.5 miles long (NFR 780 to Highway 7)
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
Cedar Creek, Conway County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3.5 miles long (Petit Jean St. Park)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 22 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Galla Creek, Pope County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.15 miles long (Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
 Marinas Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
North Shores Resort & Marina, Jessieville , 10 miles away
Brady Mountain Water Toys, Royal , 18 miles away
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
Los Lagos At Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 12 miles away
Springs Hotel And Spa, Hot Springs , 19 miles away
Red Roof Inn Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 20 miles away
Rodeway Inn Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 20 miles away
Embassy Suites Hot Springs - Hotel - Spa, Hot Springs , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
South Fourche Campground, Perry County, 2 miles away
Bear Creek Equestrian Camp, Jessieville, 4 miles away
Iron Springs, Hot Springs Village, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 21 miles away
Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 20 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary:
Desoto Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 12 miles away
Hot Springs Golf And Country Club, Hot Springs Village , 12 miles away
Cortez Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary
Nimrod Lake, Perry , 6 miles away
Lake Ouachita, Garland , 17 miles away
Bethel Lake, Garland , 18 miles away

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