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Arkansas whitewater, Ouachita River

Hot Spring county, Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     6 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hot Springs, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Arkansas scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers
    here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The wild scenery of the Ouachita Mountains is great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern stretch of Ouachita River in Arkansas is 6 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting  
a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place to take a look at near Ouachita River is Long Hollow; a journey to Hot Springs National Park is recommended. So many enjoyable things in the Ouachita Mountains, just unbelievable. Ouachita River is not far at all from Malvern, and visiting Lake Catherine State Park is a good thing to do. Coming to this river is always a good idea. For the period of the warm months at Ouachita River highs are commonly in the 90's, and during the night it cools down to the 70's.

Ouachita River, Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern 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 Ouachita River.
 Whitewater Near Ouachita River:
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 0.1 miles long (Rockport Ledge)
Ouachita River, Hot Spring County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Remmel Dam to I-30 at Malvern)
Blakely Creek - North Fork, Hot Spring County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 2.9 miles long (North Fork Road to Highway 84)
Gulpha Creek, Garland County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.2 miles long (Ridgeway Road to Highway 270)
Saline River - Alum Fork, Saline County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.5 miles long (Highway 5 to Benton City Park)
De Roche Creek, Hot Spring/Clark County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Highway 283 to Highway 67)
Saline River - North Fork, Saline County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.7 miles long (Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park)
Lake Norrell Spillway, Saline County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.2 miles long (Lake Norrell Spillway)
Saline River - Middle Fork, Garland County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.9 miles long (Iron Springs to Buffalo Gap Road)
Trace Creek, Perry County, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.5 miles long (NFR 780 to Highway 7)
 Marinas Near Ouachita River:
Balboa Dam Stoarge, Hot Springs Village , 13 miles away
R & J Marina, Hot Springs Village , 13 miles away
Hot Springs Marina, Hot Springs National Park , 14 miles away
Power Boats, Hot Springs National Park , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Ouachita River:
Comfort Inn Malvern, Malvern , 3 miles away
Super 8 Malvern, Malvern , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Malvern, Malvern , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MALVERN, Malvern , 4 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Hot Springs AR, Hot Springs , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ouachita River:
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs, 6 miles away
Cloud Nine RV Park, Hot Springs National Park, 8 miles away
Bartee Meadow RV Park and Camping, Hot Springs National Park, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ouachita River:
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - AR , 13 miles away
Lake Catherine State Park, Arkansas , 4 miles away
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ouachita River:
Lakeside Golf Club, Hot Springs , 8 miles away
Lakeview Golf Club, Hot Springs National , 9 miles away
Malvern Country Club, Malvern , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Ouachita River
Lake Catherine, Hot Spring , 2 miles away
Lake Hamilton, Garland , 11 miles away
Sleepy Valley Lake, Garland , 13 miles away

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