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Arkansas whitewater, Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork

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

 

CLASS III-IV     4.25 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the water flowing gracefully down Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork will make you feel great. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Fort Smith, as
    you can see on the road map further down. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork in Arkansas is 4.25 miles long and  
is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a great hiking adventure along the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur. A trip to Lake Fort Smith State Park when you're here at Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork is never a bad idea; a spree to Fern Spring will fill your spirit with delightful feelings. This is such a great river. You'll meet a lot of folks from Mountainburg here. For the duration of the summertime months at Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork temperatures are ordinarily in the 90's while overnight lows are generally in the 60's.

Little Mill Creek - Middle 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 - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork:
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 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 - Middle Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 14 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 15 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 22 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork:
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 5 miles away
Vine Prairie, Mulberry, 7 miles away
White Rock Mt, Mountainburg, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 5 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 19 miles away
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork:
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 9 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 - Middle Fork:
River Valley Golf, Alma , 11 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 11 miles away

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