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Arkansas whitewater, Horsehead Creek - West Fork

Johnson county, FR 1445A to Horsehead Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. 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 FR 1445A to Horsehead Creek section of Horsehead Creek - West Fork is 5 miles long and is according
    to American Whitewater a class III-IV+ section of whitewater. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Horsehead Creek - West Fork are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. You
might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the FR 1445A to Horsehead Creek section is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are  
great attractions for lots of people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Hartman love to come to Horsehead Creek - West Fork, and hiking along the Spy Rock Redding Loop is tremendous fun. There's no way somebody can get bored here in the Boston Mountains. Going for a hike along the Ozark Highlands Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. The high level of rainfall makes Horsehead Creek - West Fork a quite wet place.

Horsehead Creek - West Fork, FR 1445A to Horsehead 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 Horsehead Creek - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Horsehead Creek - West Fork, Johnson County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5 miles long (FR 1445A to Horsehead Creek)
Mulberry River, Franklin Johnson County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Wolf Pen Recreation Area to Redding Campground)
Illinois Bayou - East Fork, Pope County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (FS Road 1301 to Bayou Bluff)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.6 miles long (Redding Campground to Highway 23)
White River, Madison Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 37 miles long (Pettigrew to Elkins)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery)
Little Mulberry Creek, Madison County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (County Road 104 to County Road 105)
Kings River, Madison County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 11 miles long (Dripping Springs to Highway 74)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
 Marinas Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Spadra Waterfront Marina, Clarksville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 13 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Horsehead Lake Campground and Picnic Area, Johnson County, 1 miles away
Wolf Pen, Oark, 5 miles away
Chateau Aux Arc RV Park, Altus, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 10 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 13 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 52 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 32 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork:
Clarksville Country Club, Clarksville , 14 miles away
Meadowbrook Country Club, Paris , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Horsehead Creek - West Fork
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 14 miles away

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