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Arkansas whitewater, Boen Gulf Branch

Newton county, Headwaters to Buffalo River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V(V+)     10.4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Newton County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at Boen Gulf Branch are pretty good. This stretch of Boen Gulf Branch in Arkansas is 10.4 miles long and is according to American
    Whitewater a class III-V(V+) section of whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting a good workout and just being out
on the river for a while will make you glad you came. If you're coming from Harrison it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.  
This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Whitewater paddling here in the Boston Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Boen Gulf Branch is near Ozark National Forest which is a beautiful site, and at Boen Gulf Branch you always meet someone from Deer. And if that's not sufficient there's lots more exciting things to do in the Boston Mountains. If you would like a little side trip, try Pine Hollow, and hiking along the Boston Cutoff is great fun. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Boen Gulf Branch is right by the Turkey Trail.

Boen Gulf Branch, Headwaters to Buffalo River 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 Boen Gulf Branch.
 Whitewater Near Boen Gulf Branch:
Boen Gulf Branch, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Clark Creek, Newton County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Beech Creek, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 7.5 miles long (Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Adkins / Hailstone Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 13 miles long (Dixon Ridge Road to Highway 21 bridge)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 13.6 miles long (NFR 1463 to Highway 21)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Long Branch, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.5 miles long (Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo)
 Hotels Near Boen Gulf Branch:
Days Inn Harrison, Harrison , 26 miles away
Super 8 Harrison AR, Harrison , 26 miles away
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 26 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boen Gulf Branch:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 5 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 8 miles away
Buffalo National River - Kyles Landing, Compton, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Boen Gulf Branch:
Turkey Trail, Newton , 10 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 10 miles away
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 11 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 14 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boen Gulf Branch:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 27 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Boen Gulf Branch
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 20 miles away

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