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Arkansas whitewater, Saline River - Middle Fork

Garland county, Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     0.9 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hot Springs, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Saline River - Middle Fork in Garland County is 0.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. The Ouachita Mountains
    scenery is wonderful. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others
too. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting  
or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Hot Springs Village love to come to Saline River - Middle Fork, and Lake Ouachita State Park is a great site to stretch your legs a bit. Whohoo, so many amusing things in one place! The Ouachita Mountains rocks! Hot Springs National Park is one of the destinations in the neighborhood of Saline River - Middle Fork that are good to go to.

Saline River - Middle Fork, Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road 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 Saline River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 0 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
Trace Creek, Perry County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.5 miles long (NFR 780 to Highway 7)
Bear Creek South Fourche Tributary, Perry County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 4.5 miles long (NFR 45 to NFR 86)
South Fourche LaFave, Perry County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 11.3 miles long (Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Cedar Creek, Conway County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3.5 miles long (Petit Jean St. Park)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
Blakely Creek - North Fork, Hot Spring County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (North Fork Road to Highway 84)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Rockport Ledge)
 Marinas Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
North Shores Resort & Marina, Jessieville , 3 miles away
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 14 miles away
R & J Marina, Hot Springs Village , 14 miles away
Sunset Cove Marina, Hot Springs National Park , 16 miles away
Brady Mountain Water Toys, Royal , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
Los Lagos At Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 5 miles away
Springs Hotel And Spa, Hot Springs , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 14 miles away
Embassy Suites Hot Springs - Hotel - Spa, Hot Springs , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
Iron Springs, Hot Springs Village, 0 miles away
Bear Creek Equestrian Camp, Jessieville, 7 miles away
South Fourche Campground, Perry County, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 15 miles away
Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas , 21 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saline River - Middle Fork:
Desoto Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 5 miles away
Hot Springs Golf And Country Club, Hot Springs Village , 6 miles away
Cortez Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Saline River - Middle Fork
Bethel Lake, Garland , 12 miles away
Dillon Lake, Garland , 12 miles away
Sleepy Valley Lake, Garland , 13 miles away

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