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Arkansas whitewater, Blaylock Creek

Montgomery county, Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Hope, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the cool fresh water have people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Arkansas is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for
    beginners. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River stretch is one of them. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Nfr 106 to
Little Missouri River stretch of Blaylock Creek in Arkansas is 6 miles long and is a class III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wild scenery of the Ouachita Mountains is great. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. 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. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
There are perfect places to look at along the Gap Mountain
  Trail, and the cheerful folks of Langley like to hang out nearby. So much cool stuff in the Ouachita Mountains, just impressive. You absolutely ought to check out Daisy State Park since you're here at Blaylock Creek. Blaylock Creek is a pretty wet place regularly with a large amount of precipitation. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and January on the other hand is the driest.

Blaylock Creek, Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River 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 Blaylock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Blaylock Creek:
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
Little Missouri River, Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge)
Little Missouri River, Montgomery/ Pike County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Albert Pike Campgound to Highway 84 Bridge)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Saline River, Howard County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Shady Lake to Highway 84)
Blocker Creek, Pike County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84)
Harris Creek, Howard County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Moore Creek, Howard County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Saline River, Sevier / Howard County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Dierks Lake to Highway 70)
 Marinas Near Blaylock Creek:
Highway 70 Landing & Marina, Newhope , 11 miles away
Kirby Landing Marina, Kirby , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Blaylock Creek:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 25 miles away
Western Plaza Inn, De Queen , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites - Hope, AR, Hope , 44 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOPE, Hope , 44 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Hope, Hope , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blaylock Creek:
Albert Pike, Langley, 4 miles away
Camp Albert Pike Store and Cabin, Caddo Gap, 4 miles away
Bard Springs, Umpire, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Blaylock Creek:
Gap Mountain Trail, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Gypsum Trail, Pike , 19 miles away
Kizzia Trail, Pike , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blaylock Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 63 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 15 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Blaylock Creek
Shady Lake, Polk , 6 miles away
Lake Greeson, Pike , 19 miles away

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