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Arkansas whitewater, Long Branch

Newton county, Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     5.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the water flowing gracefully down Long Branch are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo section of Long Branch in Arkansas is 5.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Harrison, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo section
is one of them. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whitewater paddling here in the Boston Mountains is a great experience. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting  
here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Ozark National Forest is a wonderful place, and you might also want to pay a visit to Thomas Hollow while you're here at Long Branch. That right there is heaps of entertaining things already but it goes on, the Boston Mountains has it all. If you're stopping by Long Branch from Parthenon, you won't be the only one, and if you're interested in cool geologic characteristics try Rainbow Bluff.

Long Branch, Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Long Branch.
 Whitewater Near Long Branch:
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, 5 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)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 8 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 Long Branch:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 22 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 22 miles away
Super 8 Harrison AR, Harrison , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 23 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Long Branch:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 8 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 9 miles away
Buffalo National River - Kyles Landing, Compton, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Long Branch:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 4 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 10 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 11 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 14 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Long Branch:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 23 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 12 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Long Branch
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 17 miles away

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