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Arkansas whitewater, Little Mill Creek - East Fork

Franklin county, Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     4 miles
  The Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek section of Little Mill Creek - East Fork is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Fort Smith, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting
    here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek stretch is just one of them. On this section you
do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. 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. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The beautiful Boston  
Mountains scenery is an added bonus. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're dropping by Little Mill Creek - East Fork from Mountainburg, you won't be the only one. A trip to Lake Fort Smith State Park when you're here at Little Mill Creek - East Fork is a good idea, and hiking along the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur is splendid fun. This river is so wonderful. A large amount of precipitation falls at Little Mill Creek - East Fork. For the duration of the month of May you get the most rain around here; January meanwhile is the driest month.

Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek 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 - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Mill Creek - East Fork:
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 1 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, 7 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, 11 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 - East Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 14 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 16 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 16 miles away
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 17 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Mill Creek - East Fork:
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 5 miles away
White Rock Mt, Mountainburg, 7 miles away
White Oak, Cecil, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little Mill Creek - East Fork:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 5 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 19 miles away
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Mill Creek - East Fork:
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 - East Fork:
River Valley Golf, Alma , 11 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 12 miles away

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