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Arkansas whitewater, White River - Middle Fork

Madison county, Arnett to Hicks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     1.75 miles
  This section of White River - Middle Fork in Arkansas is 1.75 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The campgrounds here at White River - Middle Fork
    are pretty good. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. The natural beauty of Arkansas and
the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There arenít any hotels right  
nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Tatum Spring will fill your soul with perfect feelings; Lutman Hollow is unquestionably a glorious location to explore. This location, the Boston Mountains, has so much outdoors enjoyable stuff. During your tour to White River - Middle Fork you'll meet some folks from Winslow for sure. The high level of rain makes White River - Middle Fork a pretty wet site. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and January on the other hand is the driest.

White River - Middle Fork, Arnett to Hicks 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 White River - Middle Fork.
 Whitewater Near White River - Middle Fork:
White River - Middle Fork, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 1.75 miles long (Arnett to Hicks)
White River - West Fork, Washington County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Woolsey to Greenland)
Blackburn Creek, Crawford County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Mill Creek, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Devil's Canyon to Highway 215)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Clear Creek, Crawford County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Chester to Mountainburg)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Mormon Creek, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Headwaters to Mill Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (ShoReservoir Lake to Highway 215)
 Marinas Near White River - Middle Fork:
War Eagle Marina, Springdale , 17 miles away
Hickory Creek Marina, Lowell , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near White River - Middle Fork:
The Chancellor Hotel, Fayetteville , 11 miles away
Staybridge Suites FAYETTEVILLE/UNIV OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville , 12 miles away
The Inn At Carnall Hall, Fayetteville , 12 miles away
Best Western Windsor Suites, Fayetteville , 13 miles away
Candlewood Suites FAYETTEVILLE-UNIV OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River - Middle Fork:
Silver Leaf Camp Park, Winslow, 8 miles away
Winn Creek RV Retreat, Winslow, 10 miles away
Fayetteville RV Park, Fayetteville, 11 miles away
 Trails Near White River - Middle Fork:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 15 miles away
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near White River - Middle Fork:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 56 miles away
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 67 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 16 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 17 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White River - Middle Fork:
Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club, Fayetteville , 8 miles away
Razorback Park Golf Course, Fayetteville , 10 miles away
Gator Golf Course, Fayetteville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near White River - Middle Fork
Lake Wilson, Washington , 8 miles away

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