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Arkansas whitewater, Caddo River

Montgomery county, Norman to Amity section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     29 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Montgomery County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Arkadelphia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Norman to Amity stretch of Caddo River is 29 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time,
    so why not pack your camp stove too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The river winds through the Ouachita Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Caddo River there are plenty of folks from Glenwood. Caddo River is a relatively wet place generally with a lot of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May, and January on the other hand is the driest. At Caddo River during the summer highs are in the 90's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 40's, and night lows at Caddo River all through the wintertime commonly plunge into the 20's.

Caddo River, Norman to Amity 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 Caddo River.
 Whitewater Near Caddo River:
Caddo River, Montgomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Norman to Amity)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (USFS Dragover)
Little Missouri River, Pike County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 5.2 miles long (Narrows Dam to CR 222)
Blocker Creek, Pike County, 20 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84)
Fiddlers Creek, Montgomery County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 5.5 miles long (NFR 274 Access to Ouachita River Close to Sims)
Little Missouri River, Montgomery/ Pike County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Albert Pike Campgound to Highway 84 Bridge)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Little Missouri River, Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 29 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
 Marinas Near Caddo River:
HWY 70 Landing & Marina, Kirby , 9 miles away
Lake Ouachita Resort Marina, Mount Ida , 11 miles away
Kirby Landing Marina, Kirby , 13 miles away
Little Fir Landing, Mount Ida , 16 miles away
Highway 70 Landing & Marina, Newhope , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Caddo River:
Baymont Inn & Suites Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 32 miles away
Clarion Resort On The Lake, Hot Springs , 32 miles away
Super 8 Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 32 miles away
Staybridge Suites HOT SPRINGS, Hot Springs , 32 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hot Springs, Hot Springs , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Caddo River:
Caddo River Camping and Canoe Rentals, Glenwood, 3 miles away
Arrowhead Cabin and Canoe Rentals, Caddo Gap, 4 miles away
Crystal, Norman, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Caddo River:
Gap Mountain Trail, Montgomery , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Caddo River:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 37 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 16 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas , 21 miles away
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Caddo River:
Glenwood Country Club, Glenwood , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Caddo River
Lake Greeson, Pike , 17 miles away

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