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Arkansas whitewater, Richland Creek

Newton Searcy county, Moore to Richland Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     6.2 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This stretch of Richland Creek is 6.2 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV+ section by American Whitewater. The Moore to Richland Creek Campground section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting some good exercise
    and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an
area with plenty of places for that. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay  
the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Hideout Trail; during your trip here you'll meet some people from Tilly for sure. And if that's not sufficient there's lots more entertaining things to do in the Boston Mountains. Hiking along the Pedestal Rocks Trail is delightful fun; as expected, A visit to Rose Hollow is always fun. At this river you will never have a bad time. Richland Creek gets a lot of water. May is the month that gets the most rain, and January is when it's the driest.

Richland Creek, Moore to Richland Creek Campground 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 Richland Creek.
 Whitewater Near Richland Creek:
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Falling Water Creek, Pope/Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Falling Water Falls to Richland Campground)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Illinois Bayou - Middle Fork, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Smyrna to Bayou Bluff)
Illinois Bayou - North Fork, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (CR1000 to FS181)
 Hotels Near Richland Creek:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 27 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 27 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 29 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 29 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Richland Creek:
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 Richland Creek:
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 , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Richland Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 28 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Richland Creek:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 17 miles away

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