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Arkansas whitewater, Osage Creek

Newton Boone Carroll county, Compton to Carroll County Road 11 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Harrison, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Newton/Boone/Carroll County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable
    for beginners. 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. The Compton to Carroll County Road 11 section of Osage Creek is 6 miles long and
has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Compton to Carroll County Road 11 section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The Boston Mountains scenery is wonderful.  
No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Nearby Owl Hollow is a great place to go if you're at Osage Creek, and you'll in all probability meet some people from Compton here. So much fun stuff to do here in the Boston Mountains, too pleasant to be true. Lots of rain falls at Osage Creek. The wettest month of the year is usually May, that's the one that rains the most; the driest month is January. High temperatures at Osage Creek through the months of summer are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's.

Osage Creek, Compton to Carroll County Road 11 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 Osage Creek.
 Whitewater Near Osage Creek:
Osage Creek, Newton/Boone/Carroll County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Compton to Carroll County Road 11)
Broadwater Hollow, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 0.25 miles long (Park Boundary to Cecil Creek)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.1 miles long (Kyles to Pruitt)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 10.6 miles long (Ponca to Kyles)
Boulder Creek, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Headwaters to Henson Creek)
Clark Creek, Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Lost Valley)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 6.1 miles long (Boxley to Ponca)
Buffalo River, Newton County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Pruitt to Hasty)
Stepp Creek, Newton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1.25 miles long (Gum Branch to ELFB)
Long Branch, Newton County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 5.5 miles long (Hike in from CR 28 to East Fork Little Buffalo)
 Marinas Near Osage Creek:
Cricket Creek Marina, Omaha , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Osage Creek:
Days Inn Harrison, Harrison , 14 miles away
Super 8 Harrison AR, Harrison , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Osage Creek:
Buffalo National River - Kyles Landing, Compton, 5 miles away
Buffalo National River - Steel Creek, Compton, 6 miles away
Buffalo National River - Erbie Group, Jasper, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Osage Creek:
Alum Cove National Recreation Trail, Newton , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Osage Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 15 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 25 miles away
Table Rock State Park, Missouri , 26 miles away
Withrow Springs State Park, Arkansas , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Osage Creek:
Links Golf & Athletic Club, Harrison , 14 miles away
Harrison Country Club, Harrison , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Osage Creek
Beaver Lodge Lake, Boone , 8 miles away

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