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Arkansas whitewater, Big Devil's Fork

Newton county, Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     4.75 miles
  The nature scenery of Arkansas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you're coming from Harrison it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Big Devil's Fork in Arkansas is 4.75 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting
    a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't
matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here  
a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The wild scenery of the Boston Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
At Big Devil's Fork you always meet someone from Witts Springs; don't leave Big Devil's Fork without first going for a hike along the Hideout Trail. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Boston Mountains. Nearby Pine Hollow is a wonderful place to go if you're at Big Devil's Fork, and there's glorious hiking along the Pedestal Rocks Trail.

Big Devil's Fork, Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Big Devil's Fork.
 Whitewater Near Big Devil's Fork:
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Falling Water Creek, Pope/Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Falling Water Falls to Richland Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Illinois Bayou - Middle Fork, Pope County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Smyrna to Bayou Bluff)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
 Hotels Near Big Devil's Fork:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 27 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 27 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Devil's Fork:
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 2 miles away
Pedestal Rock Scenic Area, Pelsor, 7 miles away
Buffalo National River - Woolum, Gilbert, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Big Devil's Fork:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 4 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Sulphur Trail, Pope , 9 miles away
Boyd Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
Mail Trail, Pope , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Devil's Fork:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 26 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 26 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Devil's Fork:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 16 miles away

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