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Arkansas whitewater, Spring River - South Fork

Fulton Sharp county, Saddle to Hardy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     18 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds
    nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other spots. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make
it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful. The put-in location is a short drive from West Plains, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.  
    The Saddle to Hardy stretch of Spring River - South Fork in Arkansas is 18 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Mammoth Spring State
  Park rejuvenates the soul, and nearby you locate splendid locations like Hubble Hollow. Yeah, come up here to the Boston Mountains for a splendid time. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Raccoon Spring, and you'll possibly meet some people from Cherokee Village here. This river is always fun. Roaring Springs is an inspiring place to stop by while you're here, and as expected, everyone loves Grand Gulf State Park.

Spring River - South Fork, Saddle to Hardy 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 Spring River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Spring River - South Fork:
Spring River - South Fork, Fulton Sharp County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Saddle to Hardy)
Spring River, Fulton/Sharp County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Mammoth Spring to Hardy)
Strawberry River, Izard Sharp Lawrence Independence County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 22 miles long (US 167 to Ark 58)
 Marinas Near Spring River - South Fork:
Thunderbird Marina, Cherokee Village , 3 miles away
Boxhound Marina and Resort, Horseshoe Bend , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Spring River - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN Village Inn, Hardy , 5 miles away
Days Inn Hardy, Hardy , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BATESVILLE, Batesville , 31 miles away
Econo Lodge West Plains, West Plains , 31 miles away
Super 8 Batesville, Batesville , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spring River - South Fork:
Mammoth Spring Resort, Mammoth Spring, 2 miles away
Hardy Camper Park, Hardy, 6 miles away
Many Islands Camp, Hardy, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spring River - South Fork:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 54 miles away
Mammoth Spring State Park, Arkansas , 9 miles away
Grand Gulf State Park, Missouri , 13 miles away
Lake Charles State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spring River - South Fork:
Cherokee Village North Golf, Cherokee Village , 2 miles away
Thayer Country Club, Thayer , 10 miles away
Cedar Glade Golf Course, Horseshoe Bend , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Spring River - South Fork
Lake Thunderbird, Sharp , 3 miles away
Camp Kia Kima Lake, Fulton , 3 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Sharp , 6 miles away

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