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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Newton county, NFR 1463 to Highway 21 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     13.6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the
    water flowing gracefully down Buffalo River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful. This section of Buffalo River in Newton County is 13.6 miles long and has been
rated as a class II-III+ section by American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The NFR 1463 to Highway 21 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds  
nearby. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff.

Briefly about the general area:
A magnificent spot near Buffalo River is Little Pine Hollow, and places like Ozark National Forest are great to visit. Having a great time in the Boston Mountains is painless. There is a wonderful hiking trail next to Buffalo River called the Boston Cutoff, and if you're popping by from Deer, you won't be the only one. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Going for a hike on the Turkey Trail is always a pleasant adventure. Buffalo River is a quite wet place frequently with a great deal of precipitation.

Buffalo River, NFR 1463 to Highway 21 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Buffalo River.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo River:
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, 3 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.6 miles long (NFR 1463 to Highway 21)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Adkins / Hailstone Creek, Newton County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge)
Clark Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Little Mulberry Creek, Madison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (County Road 104 to County Road 105)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
Quality Inn & Suites Clarksville, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Best Western Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville, Clarksville , 25 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 8 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 11 miles away
Ozone, Ozone, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo River:
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 9 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 9 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 11 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 12 miles away
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 30 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away

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