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Arkansas whitewater, Little Mill Creek

Franklin county, Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.75 miles
  If you're coming from Fort Smith it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout section of Little Mill Creek in Franklin County is 2.75 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make
    the trip here worthwhile. 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. Getting your paddling muscles
activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. When you're paddling down a Boston Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so  
better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Mill Creek is right by the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur; there are plenty of people from Mountainburg here at Little Mill Creek. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors entertaining things the Boston Mountains has to offer. A spree to Little Mill Creek wouldn’t be complete without a tour to close by Lake Fort Smith State Park.

Little Mill Creek, Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Mill Creek:
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Mormon Creek, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Headwaters to Mill Creek)
Mill Creek, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Devil's Canyon to Highway 215)
Hurricane Creek, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (ShoReservoir Lake to Highway 215)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Mountainburg to Lancaster Bridge)
Clear Creek, Crawford County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Chester to Mountainburg)
 Hotels Near Little Mill Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 14 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 15 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 15 miles away
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 16 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Mill Creek:
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 5 miles away
Vine Prairie, Mulberry, 6 miles away
White Oak, Cecil, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little Mill Creek:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 6 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 19 miles away
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Mill Creek:
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 10 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Mill Creek:
River Valley Golf, Alma , 11 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 11 miles away

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