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Arkansas whitewater, Brushy Creek

Polk county, Polk County 408 to Cossatot at Highway 246 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     6.2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Brushy Creek in Arkansas is 6.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II+(III) section of whitewater. The river winds through the Ouachita Mountains and you get great scenery. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more forgiving than in other states, so better
    not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. If you're coming from Fort  
Smith it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Cossatot River State Park is a good place to stretch your legs a bit, and during your journey here you'll meet some people from Vandervoort for sure. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors entertaining stuff the Ouachita Mountains has to offer. Brushy Creek gets a great deal of water. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and January on the other hand is the driest. During the summer months at Brushy Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's.

Brushy Creek, Polk County 408 to Cossatot at Highway 246 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 Brushy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brushy Creek:
Brushy Creek, Polk County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (Polk County 408 to Cossatot at Highway 246)
Cossatot River, Howard and Polk County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.1 miles long (Highway 246 to Ed Banks Road)
Cossatot River, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.4 miles long (County Road 31 to Highway 246)
Camp/Flat Creek, Polk/ Howard County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4.5 miles long (Polk County Road 33 to Cossatot River)
Cossatot River, Howard and Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.25 miles long (Ed Banks Road to Highway 278/4)
Baker Creek, Howard County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Ed Banks Road to Weyerhauser road)
Harris Creek, Howard County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Cossatot River, Howard/ Sevier County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Gilliam Lake to County Road 70)
Moore Creek, Howard County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Ouachita River, Polk and Montgomery County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 35.4 miles long (Acorn to Little Hope Road)
 Hotels Near Brushy Creek:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 9 miles away
Western Plaza Inn, De Queen , 21 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 41 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Poteau, Poteau , 46 miles away
BEST WESTERN Traders Inn, Poteau , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brushy Creek:
Cossatot River State Park - Ed Banks Bridge, Wickes, 4 miles away
Cossatot River State Park - Sand Bar Bridge, Wickes, 5 miles away
Cossatot River State Park - Cossatot Falls, Wickes, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brushy Creek:
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 2 miles away
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 18 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brushy Creek:
Mena Golf Club, Mena , 9 miles away
Ouachita Country Club, Mena , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Brushy Creek
Shady Lake, Polk , 15 miles away
Irons Fork Reservoir, Polk , 15 miles away

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