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Arkansas whitewater, Little Missouri River

Polk Montgomery Pike county, Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     11.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Hope it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up
    quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The campgrounds here at Little Missouri River are pretty good. This section of Little Missouri River is 11.5
miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The Ouachita Mountains scenery is wonderful.  
There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
The Gypsum Trail is a glorious hiking trail next to Little Missouri River, and Little Missouri River is next to Daisy State Park which is a charming place. But wait, there's more cool stuff to do in the Ouachita Mountains. You're sure to bump into some great folks from Langley here, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Gap Mountain Trail.

Little Missouri River, Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge 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 Little Missouri River.
 Whitewater Near Little Missouri River:
Little Missouri River, Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge)
Blocker Creek, Pike County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84)
Little Missouri River, Montgomery/ Pike County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Albert Pike Campgound to Highway 84 Bridge)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
Saline River, Howard County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Shady Lake to Highway 84)
Little Missouri River, Pike County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 5.2 miles long (Narrows Dam to CR 222)
Moore Creek, Howard County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Harris Creek, Howard County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Caddo River, Montgomery County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Norman to Amity)
 Marinas Near Little Missouri River:
Highway 70 Landing & Marina, Newhope , 4 miles away
Kirby Landing Marina, Kirby , 12 miles away
HWY 70 Landing & Marina, Kirby , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Missouri River:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites - Hope AR, Hope , 38 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOPE, Hope , 38 miles away
Best Western Hope, Hope , 38 miles away
Super 8 Hope, Hope , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Missouri River:
Star of the West, Newhope, 4 miles away
Arrowhead Point, Newhope, 5 miles away
Camp Albert Pike Store and Cabin, Caddo Gap, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little Missouri River:
Gap Mountain Trail, Montgomery , 10 miles away
Gypsum Trail, Pike , 13 miles away
Kizzia Trail, Pike , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Missouri River:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 59 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 8 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas , 19 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Missouri River:
Nashville Country Club, Nashville , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Missouri River
Shady Lake, Polk , 12 miles away
Lake Greeson, Pike , 13 miles away

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