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Arkansas whitewater, Saline River - North Fork

Saline county, Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5.7 miles
 
There is no public parking at the Steelbridge access. Only walk in beside the bridge. There are '' No Parking '' signs posted on either side of the bridge Says Jay

The nature scenery of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're
    coming from Little Rock-North Little Rock it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time
in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park section of Saline River - North Fork in Arkansas is 5.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít  
have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park stretch is one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Ouachita Mountains is a great experience. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Stillhouse Hollow is a fine location to look at, and there are plenty of folks from Benton here at Saline River - North Fork. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors fun stuff the Ouachita Mountains has to offer.

Saline River - North Fork, Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park 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 - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Saline River - North Fork:
Saline River - North Fork, Saline County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.7 miles long (Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park)
Lake Norrell Spillway, Saline County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.2 miles long (Lake Norrell Spillway)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
Rock Creek, Pulaski County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.2 miles long (Chenal Parkway to Boyle Park)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Rockport Ledge)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Blakely Creek - North Fork, Hot Spring County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (North Fork Road to Highway 84)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
 Marinas Near Saline River - North Fork:
Little Rock Yacht Club, Little Rock , 17 miles away
River Valley Marina, Little Rock , 18 miles away
R & J Marina, Hot Springs Village , 19 miles away
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Saline River - North Fork:
Americas Best Inn Benton, Benton , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Benton, Benton , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Benton Inn, Benton , 4 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Little Rock Benton, Benton , 4 miles away
Days Inn Benton, Benton , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saline River - North Fork:
Benton RV Park, Benton, 5 miles away
I-30 Travel Park, Benton, 5 miles away
Salem Pines Mobile Home Park, Benton, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saline River - North Fork:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 29 miles away
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas , 17 miles away
Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas , 23 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saline River - North Fork:
Longhills Golf Course, Benton , 5 miles away
Silver Springs Country Club, Benton , 6 miles away
Hurricane Golf & Country Club, Bryant , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Saline River - North Fork
Lake Norrell, Saline , 6 miles away
Nall Lake, Grant , 13 miles away
Lake Winona, Saline , 18 miles away

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