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Arkansas whitewater, Illinois Bayou - East Fork

Pope county, FS Road 1301 to Bayou Bluff section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     10 miles
  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. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This stretch of Illinois Bayou - East Fork is 10 miles long and has been
    rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. 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. If you're a camper you can camp at one of
the great campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the FS Road 1301 to Bayou Bluff section is just one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The wild scenery  
of the Boston Mountains is great. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Silver Point Trail, and you have to without doubt explore Pilot Rock during your stay. So many exciting things to do here in the Boston Mountains, too wonderful to be true. You certainly must explore Ozark National Forest since you're here at Illinois Bayou - East Fork. Illinois Bayou - East Fork is right by the Grassy Point Trail, and at Illinois Bayou - East Fork you always meet someone from Hagarville.

Illinois Bayou - East Fork, FS Road 1301 to Bayou Bluff 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 Illinois Bayou - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Graves Creek, Pope County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 4 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Little Piney Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Mt Levi to Hagarville)
Big Piney Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Highway 12to Helton's Farm)
Haw Creek, Johnson County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (Along Highway 23)
Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
Left Hand Prong, Pope County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Headwaters to Victor Road)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
 Marinas Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
White River Marina, Spur , 15 miles away
Spadra Waterfront Marina, Clarksville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn, Russellville , 16 miles away
Super 8 Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn, Russellville , 16 miles away
Clarion Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Russellville, Russellville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Long Pool, Dover, 4 miles away
Hurricane Creek Wilderness, Hagarville, 6 miles away
Haw Creek Falls, Hagarville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Grassy Point Trail, Johnson , 3 miles away
Silver Point Trail, Pope , 9 miles away
Still Hollow Trail, Pope , 9 miles away
Gunter Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 39 miles away
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 61 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 9 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 16 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork:
Golf Express, Russellville , 17 miles away
Russellville Country Club, Russellville , 17 miles away
Lions Den Golf Course, Dardanelle , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Illinois Bayou - East Fork
Lake Russellville, Pope , 14 miles away
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 16 miles away
Lake Dardanelle, Pope , 18 miles away

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