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Arkansas whitewater, Cedar Creek

Conway county, Petit Jean St. Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV(V+)     3.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Russellville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Petit Jean St. Park stretch of Cedar Creek is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV(V+) section of whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can
    pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll
have to walk back to the start over and over. The scenic beauty of Conway County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Petit Jean St. Park stretch is one of them. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more  
forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
The good folks of Adona like to hang out close by, and Cedar Creek is next to Petit Jean State Park which is a delightful site. Don't leave Cedar Creek without first paying a visit to Cedar Falls. All the water falling down from the sky makes Cedar Creek a wet place. The wettest month of the year is generally May, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is January. At Cedar Creek through the months of summer highs are in the 90's, and the overnight is quite colder of course, ordinarily in the 60's.

Cedar Creek, Petit Jean St. Park 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 Cedar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek:
Cedar Creek, Conway County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3.5 miles long (Petit Jean St. Park)
Galla Creek, Pope County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.15 miles long (Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake)
South Fourche LaFave, Perry County, 18 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 11.3 miles long (Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge)
Trace Creek, Perry County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.5 miles long (NFR 780 to Highway 7)
Illinois Bayou, Pope County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Hector to Scottsville)
Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary, Perry County, 22 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 4.5 miles long (NFR 45 to NFR 86)
Illinois Bayou, Pope County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bayou Bluff to Hector)
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 23 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Little Red River - South Fork, Van Buren County, 28 miles away
      Class II(III) - 26.5 miles long (Brushy Fork to Highway 65)
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek:
Lucky Landing, Atkins , 4 miles away
Charlie's Hidden Harbor, Morrilton , 11 miles away
White River Marina, Spur , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek:
Quality Inn Russellville, Russellville , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Russellville , 14 miles away
Days Inn Morrilton, Morrilton , 14 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Morrilton , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MORRILTON, Morrilton , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek:
Showers Point Group Site, -blank-, 1 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, 2 miles away
Sweeden Island Park, Pottsville, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 36 miles away
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 64 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 1 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 20 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek:
Galla Creek Golf Course, Pottsville , 9 miles away
Russellville Country Club, Russellville , 16 miles away
Golf Express, Russellville , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek
Galla Creek Wildlife Lake, Pope , 5 miles away
Harris Brake Public Fishing Lake, Perry , 14 miles away
Harris Brake Lake, Perry , 15 miles away

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