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Oklahoma whitewater, Buffalo Creek

McCurtain county, Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     11 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The wonderful Oklahoma scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. 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. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake section is one of them. When you're paddling down a Ouachita Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery
along the way too. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This section of Buffalo Creek is 11 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag.  
If you're coming from Fort Smith it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near Buffalo Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Buffalo Creek without first going for a hike along the Boktuklo Trail, and there are plenty of people from Watson here. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the exciting stuff in the Ouachita Mountains. There's good hiking along the Beaver Lodge Nature Trail. Summertime highs at Buffalo Creek mostly tend to be in the 90's. Summer night lows fall down to the 60's.

Buffalo Creek, Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake 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 Buffalo Creek.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo Creek:
Buffalo Creek, McCurtain County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake)
Bok tu kolo Creek, McCurtain County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259)
Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Le Flore/ McCurtain County, 11 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, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.25 miles long (Broken Bow spillway to Mountain Fork River)
Mountain Fork, McCurtain County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.2 miles long (Broken Bow dam to Highway 70)
Mountain Fork, Polk/ McCurtain County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 28 miles long (Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake)
Kiamichi River, Le Flore County, 18 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, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Robinson Creek, Polk/ Sevier County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser rd)
Glover River, McCurtain County, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 25 miles long (Rd 56000 Close to Octavia to Highway 3 at North Pole)
 Marinas Near Buffalo Creek:
Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Buffalo Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 21 miles away
Super 8 Idabel, Idabel , 28 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Idabel, Idabel , 28 miles away
Comfort Suites Idabel, Idabel , 28 miles away
Western Plaza Inn, De Queen , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo Creek:
A to Z Guest Ranch, Smithville, 6 miles away
Hochatown State Park - Eagle Drive, Broken Bow, 11 miles away
Hochatown State Park - Turkey Circle, Broken Bow, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo Creek:
Boktuklo Trail, McCurtain , 12 miles away
Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, McCurtain , 12 miles away
Little Eagle Trail, Le Flore , 16 miles away
Honobia Trail, Le Flore , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo Creek:
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo Creek
Broken Bow Lake, McCurtain , 12 miles away

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