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Arkansas whitewater, Haw Creek

Johnson county, Along Highway 23 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Johnson County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The Along Highway 23 section of Haw Creek in Arkansas is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III+ section by American Whitewater. 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 rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Great exercise and spending
some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. When you're paddling down a Boston Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if  
you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
The Grassy Point Trail offers hiking at its best, and Ozark National Forest is a good place. So much exciting stuff to do in the Boston Mountains, not enough time. Haw Creek is a place with many visitors from Hagarville, and Haw Creek is right by the Turkey Trail. This is such a wonderful river. You might want to pay a visit to Bowman Hollow if you're here at Haw Creek. All through the warm months highs here at Haw Creek get into the 90's; the nighttime is a tad cooler of course, regularly in the 60's.

Haw Creek, Along Highway 23 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 Haw Creek.
 Whitewater Near Haw Creek:
Haw Creek, Johnson County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (Along Highway 23)
Big Piney Creek, Johnson County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Highway 12to Helton's Farm)
Little Piney Creek, Johnson County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Mt Levi to Hagarville)
Bear Creek - Big Piney Tributary, Johnson County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Graves Creek, Pope County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.9 miles long (Headwaters to Big Piney Creek)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 8.4 miles long (Helton's Farm to Long Pool Campground)
Big Piney Creek, Newton Johnson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 16 miles long (Walnut to Ft. Douglas)
Big Piney Creek, Pope County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 4.4 miles long (Long Pool Campground to Highway 164)
Sandy Springs Hollow, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Deer to Murray)
Hurricane Creek, Newton / Pope County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 10 miles long (Cub Creek to Big Piney)
 Marinas Near Haw Creek:
Spadra Waterfront Marina, Clarksville , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Haw Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Clarksville, Clarksville , 18 miles away
Best Western Sherwood Inn, Clarksville , 18 miles away
Super 8 Clarksville AR, Clarksville , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARKSVILLE, Clarksville , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarksville, Clarksville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Haw Creek:
Haw Creek Falls, Hagarville, 1 miles away
Hurricane Creek Wilderness, Hagarville, 2 miles away
Long Pool, Dover, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Haw Creek:
Grassy Point Trail, Johnson , 3 miles away
Turkey Trail, Newton , 8 miles away
Peggy Steep Trail, Johnson , 9 miles away
Boston Cutoff, Newton , 9 miles away
Gunter Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Haw Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 34 miles away
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 68 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 4 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Haw Creek:
Clarksville Country Club, Clarksville , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Haw Creek
Lake Ludwig, Johnson , 15 miles away

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