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Arkansas whitewater, Little Buffalo River - East Fork

Newton county, Deer to Murray section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     7.3 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The starting point is not too far from Harrison, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There
    are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. 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's camping available near Little Buffalo River - East Fork. The Deer to Murray section of Little Buffalo River - East Fork in Arkansas is 7.3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV(V+) section of whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,  
either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater paddling here in the Boston Mountains is a great experience. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Thomas Hollow is close to Little Buffalo River - East Fork and is certainly a good place to take a look at, and while you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Parthenon. Whohoo, so many cool things in one place! The Boston Mountains is unbeatable! There's wonderful hiking along the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, and don't leave without visiting Ozark National Forest.

Little Buffalo River - East Fork, Deer to Murray 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 Little Buffalo River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork:
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Long Branch, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.5 miles long (Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo)
Little Buffalo River - East Fork, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 7.3 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Shop Creek - West Fork, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Boen Gulf Branch, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
 Hotels Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 23 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 23 miles away
Super 8 Harrison AR, Harrison , 24 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 9 miles away
Dogwood Campground, Jasper, 9 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 4 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 9 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 11 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 14 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 23 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Buffalo River - East Fork
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 18 miles away

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