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Arkansas whitewater, Lee Creek

Crawford Washington county, Devils Den State Park to Highway 220 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8.4 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Crawford Washington County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good
    workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. For all you camping people there are
campgrounds nearby. The Devils Den State Park to Highway 220 stretch of Lee Creek is 8.4 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are  
less demanding. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The wild scenery of the Boston Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Fort Smith State Park is a good location, and nearby you find the Butterfield Hiking Trail which is a wonderful hiking trail. Just can't get enough of the Boston Mountains. Places like Devil's Den State Park are wonderful to visit; you'll probably meet some people from Chester here. This is such a fun river. High temperatures at Lee Creek during the months of summer are in the 90's; the nighttime is quite colder of course, frequently in the 60's.

Lee Creek, Devils Den State Park to Highway 220 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 Lee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lee Creek:
Hart Creek, Crawford County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (to Highway 220)
Ben Doodle Branch, Crawford County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.5 miles long (Camping area to Highway 220)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Lee Creek, Crawford County, 3 miles away
      Class II+ - 3 miles long (Highway 220 to NFS Access)
Blackburn Creek, Crawford County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Fall Creek, Washington / Crawford County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Strickler to Lee Creek)
Clear Creek, Crawford County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Chester to Mountainburg)
Cedar Creek - East Fork, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.8 miles long (Hobbitown to Cedar Creek)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Mountainburg to Lancaster Bridge)
Cedar Creek - West Fork, Crawford County, 10 miles away
      Class II+ - 1.9 miles long (Highway 162 to Cedar Creek)
 Marinas Near Lee Creek:
Wildcat Marina, Van Buren , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Lee Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 15 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 16 miles away
Best Western Van Buren Inn, Van Buren , 16 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lee Creek:
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork, 3 miles away
Winn Creek RV Retreat, Winslow, 11 miles away
Silver Leaf Camp Park, Winslow, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Lee Creek:
Butterfield Hiking Trail, Crawford , 1 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lee Creek:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 62 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 3 miles away
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lee Creek:
Golf Club Valley View, Farmington , 15 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 16 miles away
River Valley Golf, Alma , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Lee Creek
Lee Creek Reservoir, Crawford , 16 miles away
Lake Wilson, Washington , 18 miles away
Hollis Lake, Crawford , 20 miles away

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