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Arkansas whitewater, Lee Creek

Crawford county, Highway 220 to NFS Access section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     3 miles
  If you're coming from Fort Smith it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Crawford County and the water flowing gracefully down Lee Creek have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. 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. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery. This stretch of Lee Creek in Arkansas is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class II+ section
by American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time  
outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The campgrounds here at Lee Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Cedarville come to Lee Creek; naturally, everybody loves Devil's Den State Park. And if that's not enough there's lots more entertaining stuff to do in the Boston Mountains. Going for a hike on the Butterfield Hiking Trail is always a delightful adventure. Lake Fort Smith State Park is a nice site to go if you're at Lee Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes Lee Creek a wet location. May is the wettest month with most rain while January is typically the driest month.

Lee Creek, Highway 220 to NFS Access 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 Lee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lee Creek:
Lee Creek, Crawford County, 1 miles away
      Class II+ - 3 miles long (Highway 220 to NFS Access)
Hart Creek, Crawford County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (to Highway 220)
Cedar Creek - West Fork, Crawford County, 7 miles away
      Class II+ - 1.9 miles long (Highway 162 to Cedar Creek)
Cedar Creek - East Fork, Crawford County, 7 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.8 miles long (Hobbitown to Cedar Creek)
Ben Doodle Branch, Crawford County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Camping area to Highway 220)
Cedar Creek, Crawford County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Confluence to Rudy)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Fall Creek, Washington / Crawford County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Strickler to Lee Creek)
Blackburn Creek, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Lancaster Bridge to Rudy)
 Marinas Near Lee Creek:
Wildcat Marina, Van Buren , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Lee Creek:
Hampton Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Van Buren Inn, Van Buren , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 13 miles away
Super 8 Van Buren/Ft. Smith Area, Van Buren , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites VAN BUREN-FT SMITH AREA, Van Buren , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lee Creek:
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork, 8 miles away
KOA Campgrounds, Alma, 13 miles away
Alma KOA Kampground, Alma, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Lee Creek:
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lee Creek:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 64 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 8 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lee Creek:
Cedars Country Club, Van Buren , 14 miles away
FT Smith Country Club, Fort Smith , 15 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Lee Creek
Lee Creek Reservoir, Crawford , 12 miles away
Hollis Lake, Crawford , 17 miles away
Wildcat Mountain Lake, Sebastian , 18 miles away

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