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Arkansas whitewater, Little Red River - Middle Fork

Searcy Van Buren Stone county, Lydalusk to Shirley section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     22 miles
  This stretch of Little Red River - Middle Fork in Searcy Van Buren Stone County is 22 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time,
    so why not pack your camp stove too. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mountain Home, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find
the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery.  
You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
If you feel like a little side tour, try Miller Hollow, and people from Fox love to come here. Be careful coming to the Boston Mountains, you might not ever want to go back home again. Throughout the long summer days at Little Red River - Middle Fork highs are frequently in the 90's while night lows are typically in the 60's. All through the wintertime the highs are frequently in the 40's while Little Red River - Middle Fork overnight low temperatures all through the winter are in the 20's.

Little Red River - Middle Fork, Lydalusk to Shirley 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 Red River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
Little Red River - Middle Fork, Searcy Van Buren Stone County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 22 miles long (Lydalusk to Shirley)
Meadow Creek, Stone County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.3 miles long (CR 1 to CR 3)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 20 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 124 to Pinnacle Springs Campground)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 21 miles away
      Class I(III) - 4.5 miles long (Pinnacle Springs to Highway 65)
Hogan's Creek, Van Buren - Faulkner County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Highway 92 to Cove Creek)
Cadron Creek - Middle Fork, Faulkner County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6.4 miles long (Highway 356 to Highway 124)
Cove Creek, Faulkner County, 23 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.9 miles long (Martinville to Mallet Town)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 23 miles away
      Class I(III) - 10 miles long (Cove Creek Run: Highway 65 to Highway 285)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
 Marinas Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
Fairfield Bay Community Club, Fairfield Bay , 9 miles away
Choctaw Marina & Storage Units, Choctaw , 11 miles away
Smith Hill Creek Marina, Edgemont , 17 miles away
Shiloh Marina, Higden , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
BEST WESTERN Hillside Inn, Clinton , 8 miles away
Super 8 Clinton, Clinton , 10 miles away
Days Inn Mountain View, Mountain View , 21 miles away
BEST WESTERN Fiddlers Inn, Mountain View , 21 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Mountain View, Mountain View , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
Whispering Pines Trailer Park, Clinton, 7 miles away
Golden Pond RV Park, Shirley, 10 miles away
Golden Pond RV Park, Fairfield Bay, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 58 miles away
Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Red River - Middle Fork:
Red River Golf Club, Clinton , 8 miles away
Mountain Ranch Golf Club, Fairfield Bay , 9 miles away
Mountain Ranch Golf, Fairfield Bay , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Red River - Middle Fork
Greers Ferry Nursery Pond, Cleburne , 13 miles away

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