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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Marion county, Rush Landing to Buffalo City section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     24.4 miles
  The Rush Landing to Buffalo City stretch of Buffalo River in Marion County is 24.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I(II) section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Marion County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before
    you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons
to come. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Rush Landing to Buffalo City stretch is just one of them. The starting location is a short drive from Mountain Home, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wild scenery of the  
Boston Mountains is great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
If you want to pop by some attention-grabbing stuff, pop by Crystal Point. Bull Shoals State Park is a tremendous location, and the fine people of Harriet like to hang out nearby. This is a really good river. Buffalo River gets a large amount of water. May is when you get the most rain here while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. High temperatures at Buffalo River through the months of summer are in the 90's; the overnight is a little cooler of course, frequently in the 60's.

Buffalo River, Rush Landing to Buffalo City 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 Buffalo River.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo River, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class I(II) - 24.4 miles long (Rush Landing to Buffalo City)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.9 miles long (Maumee to Buffalo Point)
North Sylamore Creek, Stone County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Barkshed to Allison)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.8 miles long (Gilbert to Maumee)
Meadow Creek, Stone County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.3 miles long (CR 1 to CR 3)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Tyler Bend to Gilbert)
Little Red River - Middle Fork, Searcy Van Buren Stone County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 22 miles long (Lydalusk to Shirley)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
 Marinas Near Buffalo River:
Lakeview Cove Marina, Lakeview , 13 miles away
Norfork Trout Dock, Norfork , 15 miles away
BULL Shoals Lake Boat Dock, Bull Shoals , 15 miles away
Tracy Ferry Marina, Mountain Home , 17 miles away
Buzzard Roost Harbor, Mountain Home , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
His Place Resort, Cotter , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNTAIN HOME, Mountain Home , 14 miles away
Super 8 Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
White Buffalo Resort, Mountain Home, 4 miles away
Buffalo National River - Rush Landing, Harriet, 4 miles away
Buffalo National River - Buffalo Point, Harriet, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 43 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Twin Lakes Golf Course, Mountain Home , 12 miles away
Big Creek Golf, Mountain Home , 12 miles away
Rivercliff Golf Club, Bull Shoals , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo River
Bull Shoals Lake, Baxter , 14 miles away
Norfork Lake, Baxter , 19 miles away

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