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Oklahoma whitewater, Mountain Fork

Polk McCurtain county, Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II+(IV)     28 miles
 
I am interested in a three to four day trip, maybe starting near Beaver Bend and ending somewhere on Little River. Is that possible?† Says John

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. 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. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There's camping available near Mountain Fork. 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. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake stretch is one of them. The Highway 259 Close  
to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake section of Mountain Fork in Polk/ McCurtain County is 28 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II+(IV) section by American Whitewater. When you're paddling down a Ouachita Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The beautiful scenery of Polk/ McCurtain County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Smithville here.

Mountain Fork, Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above 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 Mountain Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mountain Fork:
Buffalo Creek, McCurtain County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake)
Mountain Fork, Polk/ McCurtain County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 28 miles long (Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake)
Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Le Flore/ McCurtain County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville)
Kiamichi River, Le Flore County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Above Highway 63 to Highway 259 at Big Cedar)
Bok tu kolo Creek, McCurtain County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259)
Big Creek, Leflore County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Arkansas state line to Page Oklahoma)
Robinson Creek, Polk/ Sevier County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser rd)
Outlaw Creek, McCurtain County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.25 miles long (Broken Bow spillway to Mountain Fork River)
Camp/Flat Creek, Polk/ Howard County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4.5 miles long (Polk County Road 33 to Cossatot River)
Mountain Fork, McCurtain County, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.2 miles long (Broken Bow dam to Highway 70)
 Hotels Near Mountain Fork:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 23 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 28 miles away
Western Plaza Inn, De Queen , 28 miles away
Super 8 Idabel, Idabel , 35 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Poteau, Poteau , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountain Fork:
A to Z Guest Ranch, Smithville, 8 miles away
Kiamichi River 1, Hodgen, 11 miles away
Horse Heaven Ranch, Talihina, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Mountain Fork:
Billy Creek Trail, Le Flore , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mountain Fork:
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountain Fork
Broken Bow Lake, McCurtain , 19 miles away

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