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Oklahoma whitewater, Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork

Le Flore McCurtain county, Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     12.5 miles
 
I don't own a raft, so is there a number of a place to call and rent one? Says Ryan

If you're coming from Fort Smith it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville section of Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork is 12.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking in Oklahoma is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beautiful scenery of Le Flore/ McCurtain County and the sparkling
of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Ouachita Mountains scenery is wonderful. The Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.  
Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork you discover the Little Eagle Trail which is a delightful hiking trail, and this is a popular site for folks from Smithville. Be careful coming to the Ouachita Mountains, you might not ever want to go home again.

Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork.
 Whitewater Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Le Flore/ McCurtain County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville)
Bok tu kolo Creek, McCurtain County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259)
Buffalo Creek, McCurtain County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake)
Kiamichi River, Le Flore County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Above Highway 63 to Highway 259 at Big Cedar)
Mountain Fork, Polk/ McCurtain County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 28 miles long (Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake)
Little River, Leflore/ Pushmataha County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 40 miles long (Honobia to Cloudy Road)
Outlaw Creek, McCurtain County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.25 miles long (Broken Bow spillway to Mountain Fork River)
Big Creek, Leflore County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Arkansas state line to Page Oklahoma)
Glover River, McCurtain County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 25 miles long (Rd 56000 Close to Octavia to Highway 3 at North Pole)
Rocky Creek, McCurtain County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Timber Road 74000 to West Fork Glover River)
 Marinas Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Cedar Lake South Shore, Le Flore , 16 miles away
Cedar Lake North Shore, Le Flore , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 29 miles away
Ozark Inn, Mena , 29 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Poteau, Poteau , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN Traders Inn, Poteau , 34 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites POTEAU, Poteau , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
A to Z Guest Ranch, Smithville, 3 miles away
Pashubbe Trailhead, Hodgen, 10 miles away
Pipe Springs Campground, Le Flore County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Boktuklo Trail, McCurtain , 8 miles away
Little Eagle Trail, Le Flore , 10 miles away
Billy Creek Trail, Le Flore , 12 miles away
Honobia Trail, Le Flore , 14 miles away
Turney Ranch Trail, Le Flore , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork:
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork
Cedar Lake, Le Flore , 16 miles away

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