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Arkansas whitewater, Graves Creek

Pope county, Headwaters to Big Piney Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     1.9 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The put-in location is a short drive from Russellville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Headwaters to Big Piney Creek stretch of Graves Creek in Arkansas is 1.9 miles long and has been determined
by American Whitewater to be a class III+(IV) section. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Headwaters to Big Piney Creek stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. The nearby  
hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Felkins Point is rather near Graves Creek, and going for a hike on the Grassy Point Trail is always a good adventure. That right there is heaps of fun things already but it goes on, the Boston Mountains has it all. Graves Creek is near Ozark National Forest which is a gorgeous spot; there are great locations to explore along the Silver Point Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer.

Graves Creek, Headwaters to Big Piney 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 Graves Creek.
 Whitewater Near Graves Creek:
Graves Creek, Pope County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Big Piney Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Highway 12to Helton's Farm)
Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Haw Creek, Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (Along Highway 23)
Little Piney Creek, Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Mt Levi to Hagarville)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
Left Hand Prong, Pope County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Headwaters to Victor Road)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
 Marinas Near Graves Creek:
White River Marina, Spur , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Graves Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn, Russellville , 16 miles away
Super 8 Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
Clarion Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn, Russellville , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Graves Creek:
Long Pool, Dover, 3 miles away
Hurricane Creek Wilderness, Hagarville, 6 miles away
Haw Creek Falls, Hagarville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Graves Creek:
Grassy Point Trail, Johnson , 4 miles away
Silver Point Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Still Hollow Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Gunter Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Graves Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 37 miles away
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 62 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 17 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Graves Creek:
Golf Express, Russellville , 17 miles away
Russellville Country Club, Russellville , 18 miles away
Lions Den Golf Course, Dardanelle , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Graves Creek
Lake Russellville, Pope , 14 miles away
Lake Dardanelle, Pope , 19 miles away
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 19 miles away

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