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Arkansas whitewater, Mulberry River

Franklin Johnson county, Wolf Pen Recreation Area to Redding Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     12 miles
 
This river is great for a workout and moves very quickly when the river is right.  This is not a lazy drinking river.  Great adrenaline rush and the wild life is great too.  Lots of red eared sliders and various water snakes.  Deer are abundant here too.  If you want a challenge but don't want to be under water all day, this is the one.  However, watch the river gauge.  It fluctuates. Says Phil Houston

This river is great for a workout
    and moves very quickly when the river is right.  This is not a lazy drinking river.  Greatr adrenaline rush and the wild life is great too.  Lots of red eared sliders and various water snakes.  Deer are abundant here too. 
If you want a challenge but don't want to be under water all day, this is the one.  However, watch the river gauge.  It fluctuates. Says Phil Houston

This river has some very fun rapids on it, if you launch at Redding Camp be ready to get right into it for your first drop. As you launch the water seems flat in the pool with a rope swing to your right of the launch and rock ledges across the shore where people go to swim. Just down from
 
    this is a great play rapid with a forgiving pool below to catch swamped canoes. My Brother, his wife and 6 month old baby did this river with me this spring. Although I dont suggest taking a baby on the river, he's a adrenaline
  junky from birth and he loved it the whole time. I will always love floating the Mulberry and optimal water level is 2.8 feet at the USGS gauge near Mulberry, AR( http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=07252000) but can be floated when the gauge reads no lower than 2.0 for an enjoyable float. Says Josh Winters

The put-in location is a short drive from Russellville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Mulberry River, Wolf Pen Recreation Area to Redding 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 Mulberry River.
 Whitewater Near Mulberry River:
Horsehead Creek - West Fork, Johnson County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5 miles long (FR 1445A to Horsehead Creek)
Mulberry River, Franklin Johnson County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Wolf Pen Recreation Area to Redding Campground)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.6 miles long (Redding Campground to Highway 23)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery)
White River, Madison Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 37 miles long (Pettigrew to Elkins)
Little Mulberry Creek, Madison County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (County Road 104 to County Road 105)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Kings River, Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class III+ - 11 miles long (Dripping Springs to Highway 74)
Illinois Bayou - East Fork, Pope County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (FS Road 1301 to Bayou Bluff)
 Hotels Near Mulberry River:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 19 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 21 miles away
BEST WESTERN Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mulberry River:
Horsehead Lake Campground and Picnic Area, Johnson County, 8 miles away
Turner Bend, Ozark, 9 miles away
Chateau Aux Arc RV Park, Altus, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Mulberry River:
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 3 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 14 miles away
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mulberry River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 52 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Mulberry River
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 19 miles away

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