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Arkansas whitewater, Blocker Creek

Pike county, Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     9 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hope, as you can see on the road map further down. The Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84 stretch of Blocker Creek in Pike County is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class III+ section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those
    in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Pike County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
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. The Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. A good workout and just  
being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The river winds through the Ouachita Mountains and you get great scenery. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Kizzia Trail, and you'll in all probability meet some people from Langley here. And that's not all the things you can do here in the Ouachita Mountains. Daisy State Park is both fine and picturesque, and it's in the vicinity of Blocker Creek, and don't leave Blocker Creek without first going for a hike along the Gap Mountain Trail.

Blocker Creek, Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84 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 Blocker Creek.
 Whitewater Near Blocker Creek:
Blocker Creek, Pike County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84)
Little Missouri River, Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge)
Little Missouri River, Montgomery/ Pike County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Albert Pike Campgound to Highway 84 Bridge)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
Saline River, Howard County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Shady Lake to Highway 84)
Little Missouri River, Pike County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 5.2 miles long (Narrows Dam to CR 222)
Caddo River, Montgomery County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Norman to Amity)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Harris Creek, Howard County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
 Marinas Near Blocker Creek:
Highway 70 Landing & Marina, Newhope , 5 miles away
Kirby Landing Marina, Kirby , 11 miles away
HWY 70 Landing & Marina, Kirby , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Blocker Creek:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites - Hope AR, Hope , 40 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOPE, Hope , 40 miles away
Best Western Hope, Hope , 40 miles away
Super 8 Hope, Hope , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blocker Creek:
Camp Albert Pike Store and Cabin, Caddo Gap, 4 miles away
Albert Pike, Langley, 4 miles away
Star of the West, Newhope, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Blocker Creek:
Gap Mountain Trail, Montgomery , 7 miles away
Kizzia Trail, Pike , 15 miles away
Gypsum Trail, Pike , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blocker Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 57 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 8 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas , 20 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Blocker Creek
Shady Lake, Polk , 13 miles away
Lake Greeson, Pike , 13 miles away

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