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Arkansas whitewater, North Sylamore Creek

Stone county, Barkshed to Allison section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Mountain Home, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The Barkshed to Allison section of North Sylamore Creek in Arkansas is 12.5 miles long and
    is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The wonderful Stone County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is one of a small number
of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The wild scenery of the Boston Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
The fine people of Fifty Six like to hang out nearby, and a wonderful spot to have a look at close by is Caney Hollow. Man, is there a lot of cool stuff to do in the Boston Mountains. A short visit to Branscum Spring is always worthwhile. Through the warmest time of the year highs here at North Sylamore Creek reach the 90's. Summer nighttime lows descend down to the 60's.

North Sylamore Creek, Barkshed to Allison 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 North Sylamore Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Sylamore Creek:
North Sylamore Creek, Stone County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Barkshed to Allison)
Meadow Creek, Stone County, 20 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.3 miles long (CR 1 to CR 3)
Little Red River - Middle Fork, Searcy Van Buren Stone County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 22 miles long (Lydalusk to Shirley)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 25 miles away
      Class I(II) - 24.4 miles long (Rush Landing to Buffalo City)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
Possum Walk Creek, Cleburne County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 8.7 miles long (Five Mile Road to Highway 263)
Wolf Bayou, Cleburne / Stone County, 29 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Galens Road to Highway 14)
 Marinas Near North Sylamore Creek:
Norfork Trout Dock, Norfork , 11 miles away
Quarry Marina, Mountain Home , 12 miles away
Jordan Marina, Calico Rock , 12 miles away
Tracy Ferry Marina, Mountain Home , 15 miles away
Lake Norfork Marina, Henderson , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near North Sylamore Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Mountain View, Mountain View , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN Fiddlers Inn, Mountain View , 12 miles away
Days Inn Mountain View, Mountain View , 12 miles away
Days Inn Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Sylamore Creek:
Shady Grove RV Park, Mountain View, 3 miles away
Gunner Pool, Fifty Six, 4 miles away
North Sylamore Campground, Stone County, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Sylamore Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 65 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Sylamore Creek:
Pine Hills Golf Course, Mountain View , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near North Sylamore Creek
Norfork Lake, Baxter , 11 miles away

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