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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

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


CLASS I-II     15.3 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Harrison, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Carver to Woolum section of Buffalo River in Arkansas is 15.3 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
    willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Whitewater rafting
and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature  
are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Buffalo River without first checking out Copper Bluff; Buffalo River is a place with many visitors from Western Grove. Be careful coming to the Boston Mountains, you might not ever wanna return home again. Hiking along the Hideout Trail is delightful fun, and Buffalo River is close to Ed Clair Hollow which is unquestionably worth checking out. This river is so good. Have a good hiking adventure along the Pedestal Rocks Trail; if you're hooked on cool geologic highlights try Clair Bluff.

Buffalo River, Carver to Woolum 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/Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Carver to Woolum)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Hasty to Carver)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 17 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Carver, Hasty, 5 miles away
Buffalo National River - Woolum, Gilbert, 6 miles away
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo River:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 12 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 15 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 17 miles away
Sulphur Trail, Pope , 17 miles away
Boyd Trail, Pope , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 18 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 29 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 15 miles away
Harrison Country Club, Harrison , 20 miles away
Links Golf & Athletic Club, Harrison , 20 miles away

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