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Arkansas whitewater, Mulberry River

Franklin county, Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
  This stretch of Mulberry River in Franklin County is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the water flowing gracefully down Mulberry River attract people from near and far. The put-in is not too far from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip,
    so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Arkansas
is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great  
exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Big Foot Hollow is a pleasant site to take a look at close to Mulberry River, and Burrell Spring is always fun to check out. These mountains rock, just explore all the cool stuff to do in the Boston Mountains. Bee Rock is a nice place to visit while in the region, and you can go for a hike on the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur. This river is a great place to visit. You'll meet a lot of people from Alix here; don't leave Mulberry River without first going for a hike along the Spy Rock Redding Loop.

Mulberry River, Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery 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:
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.6 miles long (Redding Campground to Highway 23)
Hurricane Creek, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (ShoReservoir Lake to Highway 215)
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Mormon Creek, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Headwaters to Mill Creek)
Mill Creek, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Devil's Canyon to Highway 215)
 Hotels Near Mulberry River:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 8 miles away
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 23 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 23 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 26 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mulberry River:
Turner Bend, Ozark, 3 miles away
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 6 miles away
Redding, Combs, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Mulberry River:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 7 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mulberry River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 62 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away

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