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Arkansas whitewater, Spirits Creek

Newton county, County Road 76 to County Road 2434 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Newton County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the County Road 76 to County Road 2434 section is one of them.
    This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. There's camping available near Spirits Creek. This section of Spirits Creek in Newton
County is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of  
paddling rivers. The starting point is not too far from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Spy Rock Redding Loop is always a pleasant adventure, and while you're here why not pop by Deep Hollow. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Boston Mountains. Near Spirits Creek you discover the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur which is a great hiking trail. Spirits Creek typically gets much precipitation. Most of the rain falls all through May while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Spirits Creek, County Road 76 to County Road 2434 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 Spirits Creek.
 Whitewater Near Spirits Creek:
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Hurricane Creek, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (ShoReservoir Lake to Highway 215)
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Mormon Creek, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Headwaters to Mill Creek)
Mill Creek, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Devil's Canyon to Highway 215)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.6 miles long (Redding Campground to Highway 23)
 Hotels Near Spirits Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 10 miles away
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 22 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 22 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 23 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spirits Creek:
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 3 miles away
White Rock Mt, Mountainburg, 3 miles away
Turner Bend, Ozark, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Spirits Creek:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 3 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spirits Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 65 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 16 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spirits Creek:
River Valley Golf, Alma , 18 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 19 miles away

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