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Oklahoma whitewater, Bok tu kolo Creek

McCurtain county, Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     9 miles
  This section of Bok tu kolo Creek in McCurtain County is 9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The nature scenery of McCurtain County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. 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. A bit of exercise and spending
    some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in is not too far from Fort Smith, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Whitewater paddling here in the Ouachita Mountains  
is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Little Eagle Trail; the good folks of Bethel like to hang out close by. That right there is plenty of entertaining stuff already but it goes on, the Ouachita Mountains has it all. Going for a hike on the Boktuklo Trail is always a wonderful adventure. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Bok tu kolo Creek, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; during the dark hours in the wintertime at Bok tu kolo Creek temperatures drop to the 20's.

Bok tu kolo Creek, Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259 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 Bok tu kolo Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
Bok tu kolo Creek, McCurtain County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259)
Buffalo Creek, McCurtain County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake)
Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Le Flore/ McCurtain County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville)
Outlaw Creek, McCurtain County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.25 miles long (Broken Bow spillway to Mountain Fork River)
Glover River, McCurtain County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 25 miles long (Rd 56000 Close to Octavia to Highway 3 at North Pole)
Little River, Leflore/ Pushmataha County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 40 miles long (Honobia to Cloudy Road)
Rocky Creek, McCurtain County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Timber Road 74000 to West Fork Glover River)
Mountain Fork, McCurtain County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.2 miles long (Broken Bow dam to Highway 70)
Kiamichi River, Le Flore County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Above Highway 63 to Highway 259 at Big Cedar)
Whitewater Outfitter - Beavers Bend River Floats, Mccurtain County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Marinas Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 22 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Idabel, Idabel , 28 miles away
Super 8 Idabel, Idabel , 29 miles away
Comfort Suites Idabel, Idabel , 29 miles away
Western Plaza Inn, De Queen , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
A to Z Guest Ranch, Smithville, 4 miles away
Hochatown State Park - Quail Circle, Broken Bow, 12 miles away
Hochatown State Park - Turkey Circle, Broken Bow, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
Boktuklo Trail, McCurtain , 7 miles away
Little Eagle Trail, Le Flore , 11 miles away
Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, McCurtain , 14 miles away
Honobia Trail, Le Flore , 15 miles away
Turney Ranch Trail, Le Flore , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bok tu kolo Creek:
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Bok tu kolo Creek
Broken Bow Lake, McCurtain , 14 miles away

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