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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Newton county, Pruitt to Hasty section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Harrison, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Newton County and the water flowing gracefully down Buffalo River have people coming here. 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 lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This is
    a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Pruitt to Hasty stretch is just one of many. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother
nature have a lot of people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This stretch of Buffalo River in Arkansas is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. 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. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Flatiron Bluff is an attention-grabbing thing to see while you're here at Buffalo River. The Alum Cove National Recreation Trail offers hiking at its best, and you should certainly go to Gray Bluff while here. This is such a wonderful river. The views at Buffalo National River will blow your mind, and a great spot to stop by is Boomer Hollow. Here at Buffalo River there are plenty of folks from Harrison. For the period of the days of summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Buffalo River.

Buffalo River, Pruitt to Hasty 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 Buffalo River.
 Whitewater Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo River, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Pruitt to Hasty)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hasty to Carver)
Buffalo River, Newton/Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Carver to Woolum)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Broadwater Hollow, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.25 miles long (Park Boundary to Cecil Creek)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.1 miles long (Kyles to Pruitt)
Shop Creek - West Fork, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon)
Long Branch, Newton County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.5 miles long (Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 11 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Pruitt Landing, Marble Falls, 2 miles away
Buffalo National River - Ozark, Marble Falls, 4 miles away
Buffalo National River - Carver, Hasty, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo River:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 13 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 17 miles away
Hideout Trail, Newton , 17 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 18 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 12 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 24 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Missouri , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Links Golf & Athletic Club, Harrison , 13 miles away
Harrison Country Club, Harrison , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo River
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 11 miles away

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