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Arkansas whitewater, Beech Creek

Newton county, Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     7.5 miles
 
There is nothing class III about this creek, it is solid class IV+. Don't under sell it. Says paddledog

This section of Beech Creek is 7.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in is not too
    far from Harrison, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.
A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the water flowing gracefully down Beech Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The river winds  
through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a nice hiking trail close to Beech Creek called the Boston Cutoff, and this is a popular spot for folks from Kingston. There's no way anybody can get bored here in the Boston Mountains. Going for a hike on the Turkey Trail is always a pleasant adventure; Panther Camp Hollow is in the neighborhood, and is a fine spot.

Beech Creek, Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21 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 Beech Creek.
 Whitewater Near Beech Creek:
Buffalo River, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Beech Creek, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 7.5 miles long (Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21)
Boen Gulf Branch, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Clark Creek, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.6 miles long (NFR 1463 to Highway 21)
Adkins / Hailstone Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Kings River, Madison Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 67 miles long (Highway 74 to Missouri 86)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
 Hotels Near Beech Creek:
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 27 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Clarksville, Clarksville , 27 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 27 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 27 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beech Creek:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 6 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 9 miles away
Buffalo National River - Kyles Landing, Compton, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Beech Creek:
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 11 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 12 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 13 miles away
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 14 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beech Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 29 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 16 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Missouri , 38 miles away

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