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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Searcy county, Maumee to Buffalo Point section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     10.9 miles
  This section of Buffalo River in Searcy County is 10.9 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The put-in is
    not too far from Mountain Home, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go  
ahead and pack your sleeping bag. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Peter Hollow if you're here at Buffalo River. You'll meet a lot of people from Harriet here. Summertime highs at Buffalo River frequently tend to be in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Buffalo River. Buffalo River mostly gets a large amount of rainfall. For the duration of the month of May you get the most rain around here while January is generally the driest month.

Buffalo River, Maumee to Buffalo Point 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, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.9 miles long (Maumee to Buffalo Point)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 24.4 miles long (Rush Landing to Buffalo City)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.8 miles long (Gilbert to Maumee)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Tyler Bend to Gilbert)
Meadow Creek, Stone County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.3 miles long (CR 1 to CR 3)
Little Red River - Middle Fork, Searcy Van Buren Stone County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 22 miles long (Lydalusk to Shirley)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
 Marinas Near Buffalo River:
Lakeview Cove Marina, Lakeview , 18 miles away
BULL Shoals Lake Boat Dock, Bull Shoals , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
His Place Resort, Cotter , 14 miles away
The River Rock Hotel And Lake, Mountain Home , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNTAIN HOME, Mountain Home , 22 miles away
Super 8 Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 22 miles away
Hampton Inn Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Spring Creek, Harriet, 2 miles away
Buffalo National River - Buffalo Point, Harriet, 3 miles away
Buffalo National River - Maumee South, Marshall, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 37 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Searcy County Golf Club Ironhead Course, Marshall , 9 miles away
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 12 miles away
Rivercliff Golf Club, Bull Shoals , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo River
Bull Shoals Lake, Baxter , 17 miles away

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