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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

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


CLASS I-II     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Harrison, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch of Buffalo River is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Hasty to Carver section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. The
wild scenery of the Boston Mountains is great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Arkansas you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of Newton County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of  
places for that. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
At Buffalo River you always meet someone from Hasty, and if you havenít been to Buffalo National River, you should schedule some time for it since you're here. Yeah, come up here to the Boston Mountains for a good time. Take a hike on the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail; Chimney Rock Bluff is an interesting spot to visit while at Buffalo River. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Hideout Trail, and nearby you locate Stillhouse Hollow which is a good place to take a look at.

Buffalo River, Hasty to Carver 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, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hasty to Carver)
Buffalo River, Newton/Searcy County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Carver to Woolum)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Pruitt to Hasty)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Shop Creek - West Fork, Newton County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 14 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Carver, Hasty, 2 miles away
Buffalo National River - Pruitt Landing, Marble Falls, 6 miles away
Dogwood Campground, Jasper, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo River:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 14 miles away
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 14 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 15 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 16 miles away
Cherry Ridge Trail, Pope , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 14 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Missouri , 38 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Links Golf & Athletic Club, Harrison , 15 miles away
Harrison Country Club, Harrison , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo River
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 15 miles away

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