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Arkansas whitewater, Wolf Bayou

Cleburne Stone county, Galens Road to Highway 14 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     6.4 miles
  The nature scenery of Arkansas and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section of Wolf Bayou is 6.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. If you're coming from Batesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great
    attractions for lots of people. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting
or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers  
in this state are less demanding. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Still Hollow is a great place to stop at nearby, and why not take a look at Burton Point also if you're here. There's no way anybody can get bored here in the Boston Mountains. This is a popular spot for folks from Marcella. Wolf Bayou is a wet place that gets much precipitation. Through March this area sees the most rain; January is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year at Wolf Bayou arrives with high temperatures in the 90's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Wolf Bayou, Galens Road to Highway 14 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 Wolf Bayou.
 Whitewater Near Wolf Bayou:
Wolf Bayou, Cleburne / Stone County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.4 miles long (Galens Road to Highway 14)
Possum Walk Creek, Cleburne County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 8.7 miles long (Five Mile Road to Highway 263)
Big Creek, Cleburne County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Low water bridge to Old Iron Bridge)
Salado Creek, Independence County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10 miles long (Camp Tahkotah to US 167)
Bayou Des Arc River, White County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Romance to Lake Barnett)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Rose Bud to Highway 36)
Strawberry River, Izard Sharp Lawrence Independence County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 22 miles long (US 167 to Ark 58)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Highway 36 to White Oak Bridge)
 Marinas Near Wolf Bayou:
Dam Site Marina, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Eden Isle Marina, Heber Springs , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Wolf Bayou:
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HEBER SPRINGS, Heber Springs , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Batesville, Batesville , 16 miles away
Comfort Suites Batesville, Batesville , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BATESVILLE, Batesville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wolf Bayou:
Lindsey's Rainbow Resort, Heber Springs, 13 miles away
Old Highway 25 - Greers Ferry Lake, -blank-, 13 miles away
Speedway RV Park, Batesville, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wolf Bayou:
Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas , 38 miles away
Jacksonport State Park, Arkansas , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wolf Bayou:
Lost Creek Golf Club, Heber Springs , 14 miles away
Riverland Golf Course, Heber Springs , 14 miles away
Tannenbaum Golf Club, Drasco , 16 miles away

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