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Arkansas whitewater, Lake Norrell Spillway

Saline county, Lake Norrell Spillway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     0.2 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Little Rock-North Little Rock, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful scenery of Saline County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The Lake Norrell Spillway stretch of Lake Norrell Spillway in Saline County is 0.2 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out
    on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The Lake Norrell Spillway section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. 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. This is a very short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The beauty of the Ouachita Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're  
visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some friendly folks from Benton here. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a fine location to stretch your legs a bit. Lake Norrell Spillway is a quite wet place usually with a large amount of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May, and January is when it's the driest. For the duration of the days of summer highs here at Lake Norrell Spillway get into the 90's with overnight lows in the 60's.

Lake Norrell Spillway, Lake Norrell Spillway 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 Lake Norrell Spillway.
 Whitewater Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Lake Norrell Spillway, Saline County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.2 miles long (Lake Norrell Spillway)
Saline River - North Fork, Saline County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.7 miles long (Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
Rock Creek, Pulaski County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.2 miles long (Chenal Parkway to Boyle Park)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Rockport Ledge)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Blakely Creek - North Fork, Hot Spring County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (North Fork Road to Highway 84)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 30 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
 Marinas Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Little Rock Yacht Club, Little Rock , 15 miles away
River Valley Marina, Little Rock , 16 miles away
R & J Marina, Hot Springs Village , 18 miles away
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton, Benton , 9 miles away
Americas Best Inn Benton, Benton , 9 miles away
Best Western Benton Inn, Benton , 9 miles away
Econo Lodge Benton, Benton , 9 miles away
Days Inn Benton, Benton , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Pfeifer Camp, Little Rock, 9 miles away
Benton RV Park, Benton, 9 miles away
I-30 Travel Park, Benton, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 30 miles away
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lake Norrell Spillway:
Longhills Golf Course, Benton , 9 miles away
Alotian Golf Club, Roland , 9 miles away
Hurricane Golf & Country Club, Bryant , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Lake Norrell Spillway
Lake Norrell, Saline , 0 miles away
Koban Lake, Pulaski , 14 miles away
Lake Winona, Saline , 15 miles away

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