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Arkansas whitewater, Fall Creek

Washington Crawford county, Strickler to Lee Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     12 miles
  This stretch of Fall Creek is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, as you can see on the road map further down. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful
    Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The wonderful Washington / Crawford County scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section has enough mileage for an overnight
trip, so pack your sleeping bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people  
coming from far and near. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Devil's Den State Park rejuvenates the spirit; Fall Creek is a location with many visitors from Chester. But wait, there's more enjoyable things to do in the Boston Mountains. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Fall Creek; Butterfield Hiking Trail is a magnificent local trail. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is a splendid spot to go if you're at Fall Creek. Fall Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. Through the month of May you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is January.

Fall Creek, Strickler to Lee Creek 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 Fall Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fall Creek:
Fall Creek, Washington / Crawford County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Strickler to Lee Creek)
Lee Creek, Crawford County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 3 miles long (Highway 220 to NFS Access)
Hart Creek, Crawford County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (to Highway 220)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Ben Doodle Branch, Crawford County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Camping area to Highway 220)
Blackburn Creek, Crawford County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Clear Creek, Crawford County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Chester to Mountainburg)
Cedar Creek - East Fork, Crawford County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.8 miles long (Hobbitown to Cedar Creek)
Cedar Creek - West Fork, Crawford County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 1.9 miles long (Highway 162 to Cedar Creek)
Cedar Creek, Crawford County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 7.7 miles long (Confluence to Rudy)
 Marinas Near Fall Creek:
Wildcat Marina, Van Buren , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 17 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 17 miles away
Best Western Van Buren Inn, Van Buren , 17 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork, 5 miles away
Winn Creek RV Retreat, Winslow, 11 miles away
Silver Leaf Camp Park, Winslow, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Fall Creek:
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 60 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 5 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Golf Club Valley View, Farmington , 14 miles away
Golf Club at Valley View, Farmington , 16 miles away
Cedars Country Club, Van Buren , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Lee Creek Reservoir, Crawford , 17 miles away
Lake Wilson, Washington , 18 miles away

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