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Arkansas whitewater, Jack Creek

Logan county, Jack Creek Road to Jack Creek Rec Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     3 miles
  This section of Jack Creek in Arkansas is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III+ section. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Arkansas is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Whitewater paddling here in the Ouachita Mountains
    is a great experience. The campgrounds here at Jack Creek are pretty good. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from
far and near. The starting location is a short drive from Russellville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better  
reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Magazine here at Jack Creek. For the duration of the summertime at Jack Creek temperatures are mostly in the 90's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. Through the wintertime the highs are generally in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Jack Creek are in the 20's. Jack Creek commonly gets lots of rain. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Jack Creek, Jack Creek Road to Jack Creek Rec Area 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 Jack Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jack Creek:
Jack Creek, Logan County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 3 miles long (Jack Creek Road to Jack Creek Rec Area)
Sugar Creek, Scott/ Logan County, 4 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area)
Gutter Rock Creek, Logan County, 15 miles away
      Class III+ - 3 miles long (FR 1631C to Robert Hill Road)
Fiddlers Creek, Montgomery County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (NFR 274 Access to Ouachita River Close to Sims)
Big Shoal Creek, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (NFR 1601 to NFR 1614)
Mill Creek, Scott County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (USFS Dragover)
 Hotels Near Jack Creek:
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 21 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 21 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 33 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jack Creek:
Jack Creek, Booneville, 1 miles away
Knoppers Ford, Booneville, 2 miles away
Hise Hill, Magazine, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Jack Creek:
Magazine Hiking Trail, Logan , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jack Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 63 miles away
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jack Creek:
Cherokee Creek Golf Club, Booneville , 8 miles away
Meadowbrook Country Club, Paris , 14 miles away

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