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Arkansas whitewater, Buffalo River

Marion county, Buffalo Point to Rush Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7.5 miles
  The wonderful Marion County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Buffalo River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. 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. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large
number of paddling spots. If you're coming from Mountain Home it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. The Buffalo Point to Rush Landing stretch of Buffalo River in Arkansas is 7.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time  
outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Panther Hollow is a good place to discover; you're sure to come across some good folks from Harriet here. This site, the Boston Mountains, has so much outdoors entertaining stuff. Bull Shoals State Park is a good place to visit. Throughout the summertime highs here at Buffalo River reach the 90's, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Buffalo River, Buffalo Point to Rush Landing 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, Marion County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Buffalo Point to Rush Landing)
Buffalo River, Marion County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 24.4 miles long (Rush Landing to Buffalo City)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.9 miles long (Maumee to Buffalo Point)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.8 miles long (Gilbert to Maumee)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 16 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, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 22 miles long (Lydalusk to Shirley)
North Sylamore Creek, Stone County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Barkshed to Allison)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
 Marinas Near Buffalo River:
Lakeview Cove Marina, Lakeview , 15 miles away
BULL Shoals Lake Boat Dock, Bull Shoals , 16 miles away
Norfork Trout Dock, Norfork , 19 miles away
Oakland Marina, Oakland , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Buffalo River:
His Place Resort, Cotter , 11 miles away
The River Rock Hotel And Lake, Mountain Home , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNTAIN HOME, Mountain Home , 18 miles away
Super 8 Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Mountain Home, Mountain Home , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River - Rush Landing, Harriet, 1 miles away
Buffalo National River - Buffalo Point, Harriet, 2 miles away
Hidden Hollow Campground, Yellville, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buffalo River:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 39 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buffalo River:
Searcy County Golf Club Ironhead Course, Marshall , 13 miles away
Rivercliff Golf Club, Bull Shoals , 15 miles away
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Buffalo River
Bull Shoals Lake, Baxter , 15 miles away

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