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Arkansas whitewater, Sugar Creek

Scott Logan county, NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     6.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a short drive from Fort Smith, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This stretch of Sugar Creek in Scott/ Logan County is 6.2 miles long and it is classified as a class II+(III) section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or
park your RV at a nearby campground. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area stretch is one of them. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip.  
The beauty of the Ouachita Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
At Sugar Creek you always meet someone from Booneville. Summer brings highs in the 90's to Sugar Creek. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's. Highs during the winter are mostly in the 40's, and throughout the dark hours in the winter at Sugar Creek temperatures sink to the 20's. Sugar Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. May is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest of the months is January.

Sugar Creek, NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area 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 Sugar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sugar Creek:
Sugar Creek, Scott/ Logan County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area)
Jack Creek, Logan County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 3 miles long (Jack Creek Road to Jack Creek Rec Area)
Gutter Rock Creek, Logan County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 3 miles long (FR 1631C to Robert Hill Road)
Fiddlers Creek, Montgomery County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (NFR 274 Access to Ouachita River Close to Sims)
Mill Creek, Scott County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Big Shoal Creek, -blank- County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (NFR 1601 to NFR 1614)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (USFS Dragover)
 Hotels Near Sugar Creek:
HarbourView Inn, Charleston , 21 miles away
French Quarter Inn, Charleston , 21 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 29 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 35 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sugar Creek:
Knoppers Ford, Booneville, 1 miles away
Jack Creek, Booneville, 2 miles away
Hise Hill, Magazine, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Sugar Creek:
Magazine Hiking Trail, Logan , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sugar Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 64 miles away
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sugar Creek:
Cherokee Creek Golf Club, Booneville , 8 miles away
Meadowbrook Country Club, Paris , 16 miles away

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