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Arkansas whitewater, Little Missouri River

Pike county, Narrows Dam to CR 222 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     5.2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Pike County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater paddling here in the Ouachita
    Mountains is a great experience. The Narrows Dam to CR 222 stretch of Little Missouri River in Arkansas is 5.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. This is not the only paddling section in
this river system, there are others too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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 starting location is a reasonable drive from Hope, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down  
the page. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Gypsum Trail is always a great adventure, and Daisy State Park is a wonderful place any time of year. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Ouachita Mountains. Near Little Missouri River you come across the Kizzia Trail which is a good hiking trail. Crater of Diamonds State Park is a great site to stretch your legs a bit; you'll in all probability meet some folks from Murfreesboro here.

Little Missouri River, Narrows Dam to CR 222 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, Pike County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 5.2 miles long (Narrows Dam to CR 222)
Blocker Creek, Pike County, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 9 miles long (Along Highway 369 to Little Missouri below Highway 84)
Little Missouri River, Polk/ Montgomery/ Pike County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 11.5 miles long (Highway 84 Bridge to US Highway 70 Bridge)
Little Missouri River, Montgomery/ Pike County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Albert Pike Campgound to Highway 84 Bridge)
Caddo River, Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (Norman to Amity)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 24 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
Saline River, Howard County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Shady Lake to Highway 84)
Saline River, Sevier / Howard County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.6 miles long (Dierks Lake to Highway 70)
Moore Creek, Howard County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6.5 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
 Marinas Near Little Missouri River:
Kirby Landing Marina, Kirby , 7 miles away
HWY 70 Landing & Marina, Kirby , 9 miles away
Highway 70 Landing & Marina, Newhope , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Missouri River:
Hampton Inn - Suites - Hope AR, Hope , 25 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HOPE, Hope , 26 miles away
Best Western Hope, Hope , 26 miles away
Super 8 Hope, Hope , 26 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Hope, Hope , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Missouri River:
Dam Area, Murfreesboro, 2 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, 3 miles away
Pikeville, Murfreesboro, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Little Missouri River:
Kizzia Trail, Pike , 5 miles away
Gypsum Trail, Pike , 7 miles away
Gap Mountain Trail, Montgomery , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Missouri River:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 52 miles away
Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas , 5 miles away
Daisy State Park, Arkansas , 7 miles away
Millwood State Park, Arkansas , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Missouri River:
Nashville Country Club, Nashville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Missouri River
Lake Greeson, Pike , 2 miles away

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