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Arkansas whitewater, Shop Creek - West Fork

Newton county, Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     6 miles
  The Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon section of Shop Creek - West Fork in Newton County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Newton County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Shop Creek - West Fork will make you feel great. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon section is one of a few
    paddling sections in this river system. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Some people
prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. When you're paddling down a Boston Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The  
starting location is a short drive from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
On a delightful day at Shop Creek - West Fork you can take a hike along the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail; Ozark National Forest is a charming site any time of year. Having a tremendous time in the Boston Mountains is trouble-free. If you're stopping by Shop Creek - West Fork from Parthenon, you won't be the only one; there is a delightful hiking trail close by called the Turkey Trail.

Shop Creek - West Fork, Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Shop Creek - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Shop Creek - West Fork:
Shop Creek - West Fork, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon)
Long Branch, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.5 miles long (Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo)
Little Buffalo River - East Fork, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 7.3 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.1 miles long (Kyles to Pruitt)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Pruitt to Hasty)
 Hotels Near Shop Creek - West Fork:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 20 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 21 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shop Creek - West Fork:
Dogwood Campground, Jasper, 5 miles away
Hog Heaven RV Park, Jasper, 6 miles away
Top Of The Mountain Park, Jasper, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Shop Creek - West Fork:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 2 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 12 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 14 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 14 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shop Creek - West Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 20 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away
 Lakes Near Shop Creek - West Fork
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 16 miles away

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