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Newton county, Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     5 miles
  The Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground section of Long Devil's Fork in Newton County is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Harrison, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Newton County scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors
    are great attractions for lots of people. The Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on
an afternoon. When you're paddling down a Boston Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. 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. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Whitewater rafting  
and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There's camping available near Long Devil's Fork.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Pelsor here, and Long Devil's Fork is right by the Hideout Trail. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the entertaining stuff in the Boston Mountains. If you're here, you might as well stop by Sugar Gap; hiking along the Pedestal Rocks Trail is wonderful fun. At this river you will always have a good time.

Long Devil's Fork, Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground 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 Long Devil's Fork.
 Whitewater Near Long Devil's Fork:
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Falling Water Creek, Pope/Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Falling Water Falls to Richland Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Left Hand Prong, Pope County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Headwaters to Victor Road)
Illinois Bayou - North Fork, Pope County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (CR1000 to FS181)
 Hotels Near Long Devil's Fork:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 28 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Long Devil's Fork:
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 2 miles away
Pedestal Rock Scenic Area, Pelsor, 6 miles away
Richland Creek wildernes Post, Pelsor, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Long Devil's Fork:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 3 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 6 miles away
Sulphur Trail, Pope , 8 miles away
Boyd Trail, Pope , 8 miles away
Mail Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Long Devil's Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 26 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Long Devil's Fork:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 17 miles away

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