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Arkansas whitewater, Falls Branch

Newton county, Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     9 miles
  The Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass section of Falls Branch in Newton County is 9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Newton County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Harrison, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby
    but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. 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 rivers in this state are less demanding. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass stretch is one of them. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. The wild scenery of the Boston Mountains is great. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Since  
you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Pedestal Rocks Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Falls Branch is next to Rock House Hollow which is positively worth checking out. The overriding mark in the region is the George Mountain; folks from Mount Judea love to come here. This river is so great. Hiking along the Hideout Trail is tremendous fun.

Falls Branch, Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass 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 Falls Branch.
 Whitewater Near Falls Branch:
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Boss Hollow, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.8 miles long (Headwaters to Hurricane Creek)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Buffalo River, Newton/Searcy County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Carver to Woolum)
Left Hand Prong, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Headwaters to Victor Road)
Falling Water Creek, Pope/Searcy County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Falling Water Falls to Richland Campground)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
 Hotels Near Falls Branch:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 22 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 24 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 24 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Falls Branch:
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 7 miles away
Pedestal Rock Scenic Area, Pelsor, 7 miles away
Fairview, Pelsor, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Falls Branch:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 5 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 7 miles away
Hurricane Trail, Newton , 8 miles away
Sulphur Trail, Pope , 9 miles away
Boyd Trail, Pope , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Falls Branch:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 23 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Falls Branch:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 20 miles away

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