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Arkansas whitewater, Salado Creek

Independence county, Camp Tahkotah to US 167 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     10 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section of Salado Creek is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Batesville, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course,
    there are campgrounds nearby. 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. A bit of exercise and a
chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nature scenery of Independence County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Camp Tahkotah to US 167 section is one of them. Since you're on this  
site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. When you're paddling down a Boston Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Salado Creek you'll perhaps meet some folks from Pleasant Plains. Salado Creek is a wet place that gets a lot of rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Throughout the long summer days here at Salado Creek, high temperatures usually reach the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's.

Salado Creek, Camp Tahkotah to US 167 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 Salado Creek.
 Whitewater Near Salado Creek:
Salado Creek, Independence County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10 miles long (Camp Tahkotah to US 167)
Big Creek, Cleburne County, 13 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Low water bridge to Old Iron Bridge)
Wolf Bayou, Cleburne / Stone County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Galens Road to Highway 14)
Possum Walk Creek, Cleburne County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 8.7 miles long (Five Mile Road to Highway 263)
Strawberry River, Izard Sharp Lawrence Independence County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 22 miles long (US 167 to Ark 58)
 Hotels Near Salado Creek:
Econo Lodge Batesville, Batesville , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Batesville, Batesville , 10 miles away
Super 8 Batesville, Batesville , 10 miles away
Ramada Batesville, Batesville , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BATESVILLE, Batesville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salado Creek:
Speedway RV Park, Batesville, 7 miles away
Wyldewood Retreat center & Summer, Searcy, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salado Creek:
Jacksonport State Park, Arkansas , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salado Creek:
Batesville Country Club, Batesville , 9 miles away
Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Batesville , 9 miles away
Bald Knob Country Club, Bald Knob , 17 miles away

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