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Arkansas whitewater, South Fourche LaFave

Perry county, Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     11.3 miles
 
We did Hollis to Deberrie 11 mi in a canoe Sunday 3/15/09, gauge ht 3.5-4, rain 2 days ago.  Beautiful scenery, little murky. A big rock Blockhead got us, dumped, not the only exciting place though. Says Slim

The natural beauty of Perry County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Russellville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting
    some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.
This section of South Fourche LaFave in Arkansas is 11.3 miles long and is a class II+(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Arkansas is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby  
campground. The beautiful Ouachita Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Spring Hollow is a wonderful site to spend some time at, and you'll meet a lot of people from Casa here. But wait, there's more entertaining things to do in the Ouachita Mountains. South Fourche LaFave is a wet spot that gets lots of rainfall. May is the wettest month with most rain while January is frequently the driest month.

South Fourche LaFave, Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge 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 South Fourche LaFave.
 Whitewater Near South Fourche LaFave:
South Fourche LaFave, Perry County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 11.3 miles long (Highway 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge)
Trace Creek, Perry County, 6 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)
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
Cedar Creek, Conway County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3.5 miles long (Petit Jean St. Park)
Galla Creek, Pope County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.15 miles long (Crow MtNorth Road to Galla Creek Lake)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 24 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
 Marinas Near South Fourche LaFave:
North Shores Resort & Marina, Jessieville , 12 miles away
Lucky Landing, Atkins , 19 miles away
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 20 miles away
R & J Marina, Hot Springs Village , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near South Fourche LaFave:
Los Lagos At Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Russellville, Russellville , 21 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Russellville , 21 miles away
Springs Hotel And Spa, Hot Springs , 22 miles away
Red Roof Inn Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Fourche LaFave:
South Fourche Campground, Perry County, 3 miles away
River Road, Ola, 7 miles away
Quarry Cove, Ola, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Fourche LaFave:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 23 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 15 miles away
Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas , 18 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Fourche LaFave:
Cortez Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 13 miles away
Desoto Golf Course, Hot Springs Village , 14 miles away
Hot Springs Golf And Country Club, Hot Springs Village , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near South Fourche LaFave
Nimrod Lake, Perry , 7 miles away
Galla Creek Wildlife Lake, Pope , 16 miles away
Lake Winona, Saline , 17 miles away

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