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Arkansas whitewater, Mill Creek

Scott county, Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Fort Smith, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Scott County and the water flowing gracefully down Mill Creek have people coming here. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. The wild scenery of the Ouachita Mountains is great. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there
    are lots of good rivers for that around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River stretch is one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds
nearby. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section of Mill Creek in Scott County is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas  
are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Boles come to Mill Creek. Through the summertime, highs ordinarily are in the 90's at Mill Creek. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 60's. Highs during the winter are ordinarily in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Mill Creek. A great deal of precipitation falls at Mill Creek. May is the wettest month with most rain, and January on the other hand is the driest.

Mill Creek, Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Mill Creek, Scott County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Highway 270 to Fourche LaFAvenue River)
Ouachita River, Polk and Montgomery County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 35.4 miles long (Acorn to Little Hope Road)
Ouachita River, Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 29.4 miles long (Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground)
Sugar Creek, Scott/ Logan County, 19 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (NFR 19 to Jack Creek Rec Area)
Blaylock Creek, Montgomery County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Nfr 106 to Little Missouri River)
Harris Creek, Howard County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Highway 246 to Highway 278/4)
Brushy Creek, Polk County, 21 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (Polk County 408 to Cossatot at Highway 246)
Crooked Creek, Montgomery County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (NFR 43 to Little Missouri)
Cossatot River, Polk County, 22 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.4 miles long (County Road 31 to Highway 246)
Saline River, Howard County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Shady Lake to Highway 84)
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Ozark Inn, Mena , 16 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Fort Smith, Fort Smith , 39 miles away
Home2 Suites By Hilton Fort Smith, Fort Smith , 40 miles away
Candlewood Suites FORT SMITH, Fort Smith , 40 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Fort Smith, Fort Smith , 40 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Y City Mountain Inn, Boles, 1 miles away
Mill Creek, Boles, 5 miles away
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Arkansas , 21 miles away
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 23 miles away
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Ouachita Country Club, Mena , 12 miles away
Mena Golf Club, Mena , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Irons Fork Reservoir, Polk , 7 miles away

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