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Arkansas whitewater, Galla Creek

Pope county, Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3.15 miles
  If you're coming from Russellville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Galla Creek is 3.15 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind
    that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the water flowing gracefully
down Galla Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake section is one of them. The campgrounds here at Galla Creek are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.  
This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular site for people from Pottsville, and Petit Jean State Park is a fine site to take a look at on a gorgeous day. Be careful coming to the Boston Mountains, you might not ever want to go home again. You beyond doubt must take a look at Lake Dardanelle State Park since you're here at Galla Creek. The high level of rain makes Galla Creek a pretty wet site.

Galla Creek, Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake 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 Galla Creek.
 Whitewater Near Galla Creek:
Galla Creek, Pope County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.15 miles long (Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake)
Cedar Creek, Conway County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3.5 miles long (Petit Jean St. Park)
Illinois Bayou, Pope County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Hector to Scottsville)
Illinois Bayou, Pope County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bayou Bluff to Hector)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Graves Creek, Pope County, 21 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 22 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Illinois Bayou - North Fork, Pope County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (CR1000 to FS181)
South Fourche LaFave, Perry County, 23 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 11.3 miles long (Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge)
Illinois Bayou - Middle Fork, Pope County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Smyrna to Bayou Bluff)
 Marinas Near Galla Creek:
Lucky Landing, Atkins , 6 miles away
White River Marina, Spur , 10 miles away
Charlie's Hidden Harbor, Morrilton , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Galla Creek:
Quality Inn Russellville, Russellville , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Russellville , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 8 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 8 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Galla Creek:
Bells Chapel Bait Shop and RV, Atkins, 4 miles away
Ivys Cove RV Retreat, Russellville, 5 miles away
Sweeden Island Park, Pottsville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Galla Creek:
Cowan Hollow Trail, Pope , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Galla Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 43 miles away
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 55 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 10 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 12 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Galla Creek:
Galla Creek Golf Course, Pottsville , 2 miles away
Russellville Country Club, Russellville , 8 miles away
Golf Express, Russellville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Galla Creek
Galla Creek Wildlife Lake, Pope , 5 miles away
Lake Russellville, Pope , 9 miles away
Lake Dardanelle, Pope , 10 miles away

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