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Arkansas whitewater, Hurricane Creek

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

 

CLASS II-III+     10 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery.
    If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This  
section of Hurricane Creek is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III+ section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a tremendous hiking trail near Hurricane Creek called the Gunter Trail; Ozark National Forest is worth visiting. Yep, outdoors amusing stuff truly is bountiful here in the Boston Mountains. The Cherry Ridge Trail is a wonderful hiking trail in close proximity to Hurricane Creek. The warmest time of the year at Hurricane Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's.

Hurricane Creek, Cub Creek to Big Piney 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 Hurricane Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hurricane Creek:
Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Johnson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
Big Piney Creek, Johnson County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Highway 12to Helton's Farm)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Haw Creek, Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (Along Highway 23)
Little Buffalo River - East Fork, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 7.3 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Shop Creek - West Fork, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon)
Graves Creek, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
 Hotels Near Hurricane Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Clarksville, Clarksville , 24 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 24 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Russellville , 24 miles away
Super 8 Russellville, Russellville , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hurricane Creek:
Hurricane Creek Wilderness, Hagarville, 4 miles away
Haw Creek Falls, Hagarville, 5 miles away
Fairview, Pelsor, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Hurricane Creek:
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 6 miles away
Gunter Trail, Pope , 6 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 6 miles away
Grassy Point Trail, Johnson , 7 miles away
Silver Point Trail, Pope , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hurricane Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 29 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 9 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 29 miles away

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