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Arkansas whitewater, De Roche Creek

Hot Spring Clark county, Highway 283 to Highway 67 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.5 miles
  If you're coming from Arkadelphia 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. This stretch of De Roche Creek in Hot Spring/Clark County is 5.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that many of the
    rivers in this state are not very demanding. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't
find a large number of other places. When you're paddling down a Ouachita Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people  
coming here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The campgrounds here at De Roche Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
At De Roche Creek you always meet someone from Arkadelphia. DeGray Lake Resort State Park is a great spot to pop by. Summertime at De Roche Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 90's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 70's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 50's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at De Roche Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes De Roche Creek a wet site.

De Roche Creek, Highway 283 to Highway 67 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 De Roche Creek.
 Whitewater Near De Roche Creek:
De Roche Creek, Hot Spring/Clark County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Highway 283 to Highway 67)
Blakely Creek - North Fork, Hot Spring County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (North Fork Road to Highway 84)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Rockport Ledge)
 Marinas Near De Roche Creek:
Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina, Arkadelphia , 5 miles away
Power Boats, Hot Springs National Park , 13 miles away
Hot Springs Marina, Hot Springs National Park , 13 miles away
Rod's Marina, Royal , 17 miles away
Sunset Cove Marina, Hot Springs National Park , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near De Roche Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ARKADELPHIA - CADDO VALLEY, Caddo Valley , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Arkadelphia, Arkadelphia , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Arkadelphia, Arkadelphia , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN Continental Inn, Arkadelphia , 3 miles away
Days Inn Arkadelphia, Arkadelphia , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near De Roche Creek:
Arkadelphia KOA, Arkadelphia, 2 miles away
Iron Mountain, Arkadelphia, 5 miles away
Camp Winnamocka, Arkadelphia, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near De Roche Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 16 miles away
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Arkansas , 9 miles away
Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas , 15 miles away
Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near De Roche Creek:
Degray Lake Resort State Park Golf Course, Bismarck , 8 miles away
Caddo Creek Golf Club, Bismarck , 9 miles away
Lakeside Golf Club, Hot Springs , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near De Roche Creek
De Gray Lake, Clark , 4 miles away
Lake Hamilton, Garland , 13 miles away
Lake Catherine, Hot Spring , 16 miles away

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