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Arkansas whitewater, Cove Creek

Faulkner county, Martinville to Mallet Town section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     4.9 miles
  The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The starting location is a short drive from Little Rock-North Little Rock, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The Martinville to Mallet Town stretch of Cove Creek in Faulkner County is 4.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I(II) section
    of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This is one of a small number of paddling
sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great 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:
You need to check out Pin Oak Break while you're here at Cove Creek, and when you're here it's always fun to stop by Woolly Hollow State Park. Whohoo, so much enjoyable stuff in one place! The Boston Mountains is great! Here at Cove Creek you'll in all probability meet some folks from Damascus. A good deal of precipitation falls at Cove Creek. May is the wettest month with most rain, and August meanwhile is the driest month. At Cove Creek all through the summertime highs are in the 90's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Cove Creek, Martinville to Mallet Town 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 Cove Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cove Creek:
Cove Creek, Faulkner County, 1 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.9 miles long (Martinville to Mallet Town)
Hogan's Creek, Van Buren - Faulkner County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Highway 92 to Cove Creek)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 6 miles away
      Class I(III) - 10 miles long (Cove Creek Run: Highway 65 to Highway 285)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 7 miles away
      Class I(III) - 4.5 miles long (Pinnacle Springs to Highway 65)
Cadron Creek, Faulkner County, 15 miles away
      Class I(II) - 13 miles long (Highway 124 to Pinnacle Springs Campground)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 107 to Hardin Bridge)
Cadron Creek - Middle Fork, Faulkner County, 20 miles away
      Class I(II) - 6.4 miles long (Highway 356 to Highway 124)
Little Red River - South Fork, Van Buren County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 26.5 miles long (Brushy Fork to Highway 65)
Little Red River - Archey's Fork, Pope Van Buren County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 20 miles long (Morris Road Bridge to US 65)
Cadron Creek - East Fork, Faulkner County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Highway 36 to White Oak Bridge)
 Marinas Near Cove Creek:
Choctaw Marina & Storage Units, Choctaw , 13 miles away
Paradise Landing, Mayflower , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cove Creek:
Howard Johnson Inn - Conway, Conway , 11 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Conway, Conway , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Conway, Conway , 11 miles away
Super 8 Conway, Conway , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Conway, Conway , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cove Creek:
Ozark Trade Center, Damascus, 6 miles away
Cadron Creek Outfitters, Bee Branch, 11 miles away
Choctaw - Greers Ferry Lake, -blank-, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cove Creek:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 59 miles away
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 68 miles away
Woolly Hollow State Park, Arkansas , 14 miles away
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas , 26 miles away
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cove Creek:
Centennial Valley Country Club, Conway , 11 miles away
Conway Country Club, Conway , 12 miles away
Red River Golf Club, Clinton , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Cove Creek
Beaver Fork Lake, Faulkner , 9 miles away
Lake Overcup, Conway , 18 miles away

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