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Arkansas whitewater, Mulberry River

Crawford Franklin county, Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     16 miles
  The average Arkansas whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Mulberry River is 16 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some
    kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The nature scenery of Arkansas and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. 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. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215 section is just one of them. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The beauty of the Boston Mountains is a great plus for this river. 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. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
There's pleasant hiking along the Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, and don't leave without stopping by Lake Fort Smith State Park. You clearly have to have a thing about the Boston Mountains. You're sure to bump into some wonderful folks from Mulberry here; nearby you find great places like Deer Creek Hollow. This is such a wonderful river. Mulberry River is a wet place that gets a large amount of rain.

Mulberry River, Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215 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 Mulberry River.
 Whitewater Near Mulberry River:
Little Mill Creek - East Fork, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Little Mill Creek, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.75 miles long (Three Forks to Mill Creek takeout)
Hurricane Creek, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (ShoReservoir Lake to Highway 215)
Little Mill Creek - Middle Fork, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.25 miles long (Close to Fern to Little Mill Creek)
Mormon Creek, Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Headwaters to Mill Creek)
Mulberry River, Crawford Franklin County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Campbell's Cemetery to Highway 215)
Mill Creek, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Devil's Canyon to Highway 215)
Spirits Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (County Road 76 to County Road 2434)
Mulberry River, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Highway 23 to Campbell's Cemetery)
Frog Bayou, Crawford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Mountainburg to Lancaster Bridge)
 Hotels Near Mulberry River:
Americas Best Value Inn Ozark, Ozark , 11 miles away
Days Inn Alma, Alma , 18 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Alma , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Van Buren, Van Buren , 25 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren, Van Buren , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mulberry River:
Shores Lake Campground, Franklin County, 4 miles away
White Oak, Cecil, 5 miles away
White Rock Mt, Mountainburg, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Mulberry River:
Shores Lake Water Rock Spur, Franklin , 5 miles away
Spy Rock Redding Loop, Franklin , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mulberry River:
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Arkansas , 13 miles away
Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mulberry River:
River Valley Golf, Alma , 13 miles away
Eagle Crest Golf Course, Alma , 14 miles away

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