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Arkansas whitewater, Clark Creek

Newton county, Lost Valley section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     1 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Arkansas tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Lost Valley section of Clark Creek in Newton County is 1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Harrison, please print out a copy of the road map further
    down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are
lots of good spots for that around here. 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. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The Lost Valley section is one of a few paddling  
sections in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a pleasant hiking trail near Clark Creek called the Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, and people from Compton love to come here. And that's not all the things you can do here in the Boston Mountains. A delightful place to go to close to Clark Creek is Gossett Hollow; do put some time aside to spend at Eden Falls since you're here at Clark Creek. This is such a fun river. Near Clark Creek you come across the Turkey Trail which is a pleasant hiking trail.

Clark Creek, Lost Valley 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 Clark Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clark Creek:
Clark Creek, Newton County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Boen Gulf Branch, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 10.4 miles long (Headwaters to Buffalo River)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.1 miles long (Kyles to Pruitt)
Osage Creek, Newton/Boone/Carroll County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Compton to Carroll County Road 11)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Broadwater Hollow, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.25 miles long (Park Boundary to Cecil Creek)
Beech Creek, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 7.5 miles long (Cave MtNorth Road to Highway 21)
 Hotels Near Clark Creek:
Days Inn Harrison, Harrison , 22 miles away
Super 8 Harrison AR, Harrison , 22 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 22 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clark Creek:
Buffalo National River - Lost Valley, Ponca, 1 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 3 miles away
Buffalo National River - Kyles Landing, Compton, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Clark Creek:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 13 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 15 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 15 miles away
Ozark Highlands Trail, Johnson , 18 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clark Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 23 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Missouri , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Clark Creek
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 15 miles away

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