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Arkansas whitewater, Cedar Creek - East Fork

Crawford county, Hobbitown to Cedar Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     2.8 miles
  This stretch of Cedar Creek - East Fork is 2.8 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Fort Smith, 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 keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added
    bonus. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Hobbitown to Cedar Creek stretch
is just one of many. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the  
river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Devil's Den State Park are nice to go to; on a tremendous day you can take a hike along the Butterfield Hiking Trail. Life's too short to enjoy all the cool stuff in the Boston Mountains. Lake Fort Smith State Park is a glorious location to have a look at, and at Cedar Creek - East Fork you always meet someone from Cedarville. This river is always fun. Cedar Creek - East Fork is a wet place that gets a lot of rain. Most of the rain falls through May, and January meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the long summer days here at Cedar Creek - East Fork, high temperatures usually reach the 90's.

Cedar Creek - East Fork, Hobbitown to Cedar Creek 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 Cedar Creek - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Cedar Creek, Crawford County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Confluence to Rudy)
Cedar Creek - East Fork, Crawford County, 1 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.8 miles long (Hobbitown to Cedar Creek)
Cedar Creek - West Fork, Crawford County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 1.9 miles long (Highway 162 to Cedar Creek)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Lancaster Bridge to Rudy)
Lee Creek, Crawford County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 3 miles long (Highway 220 to NFS Access)
Hart Creek, Crawford County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (to Highway 220)
Ben Doodle Branch, Crawford County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Camping area to Highway 220)
Clear Creek, Crawford County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Chester to Mountainburg)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Mountainburg to Lancaster Bridge)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Wildcat Marina, Van Buren , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Hampton Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, Van Buren , 6 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites VAN BUREN-FT SMITH AREA, Van Buren , 6 miles away
Super 8 Van Buren/Ft. Smith Area, Van Buren , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Overland RV Park, Van Buren, 6 miles away
Park Ridge RV Campground, Van Buren, 7 miles away
Alma KOA Kampground, Alma, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek - East Fork:
Cedars Country Club, Van Buren , 7 miles away
FT Smith Country Club, Fort Smith , 8 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek - East Fork
Lee Creek Reservoir, Crawford , 7 miles away
Hollis Lake, Crawford , 10 miles away
Wildcat Mountain Lake, Sebastian , 11 miles away

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