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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Searcy county, Woolum to Tyler Bend section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     15.3 miles
  If you're coming from Harrison it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Woolum to Tyler Bend section of Buffalo River in Searcy County is 15.3 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. This is not
    the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.
The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The natural beauty of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The campgrounds here at Buffalo River are pretty good. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable  
for beginners. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Rocky Hollow is a great spot to check out close by, and if you're here you will meet lots of people from close by Saint Joe. That right there is lots of cool things already but it goes on, the Boston Mountains has it all. No need to travel far to stop at out of the ordinary stuff like Cash Bend; Red Bluff is a great site to go to while in the region. At this river you will never have a bad time. All the water falling down from the sky makes Buffalo River a wet spot.

Buffalo River, Woolum to Tyler Bend 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, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Tyler Bend to Gilbert)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.8 miles long (Gilbert to Maumee)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.9 miles long (Maumee to Buffalo Point)
Buffalo River, Newton/Searcy County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Carver to Woolum)
Crooked Creek, Boone/ Marion County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 52 miles long (Harman to Highway 101)
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 24 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 24 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 26 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Woolum, Gilbert, 4 miles away
Buffalo Camping and Canoeing, Gilbert, 7 miles away
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Buffalo River:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 17 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 25 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 5 miles away
Searcy County Golf Club Ironhead Course, Marshall , 12 miles away

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