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Arkansas whitewater, Richland Creek

Searcy county, Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(IV)     8.5 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Harrison, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201 section of Richland Creek in Arkansas is 8.5 miles long and is a class II-III(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arkansas are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers
    in this state are less demanding. There's camping available near Richland Creek. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wonderful Searcy County scenery
and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The river winds through the Boston Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning  
trip. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to Armstrong Hollow while you're here at Richland Creek. You'll meet a lot of folks from Witts Springs here, and going for a hike along the Hideout Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. While you're here at Richland Creek you can take a hike along the Pedestal Rocks Trail. Richland Creek is a pretty wet place usually with a great deal of rain.

Richland Creek, Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201 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 Richland Creek.
 Whitewater Near Richland Creek:
Sulphur Creek, Searcy County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 6 miles long (Southern Fork to Richland Creek)
Richland Creek, Searcy County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Richland Creek Campground to NFR 1201)
Bobtail Creek, Searcy County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.75 miles long (FS 1219A to Richland Creek)
Big Devil's Fork, Newton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.75 miles long (Hill Cemetery to Richland Creek Campground)
Long Devil's Fork, Newton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 5 miles long (Hike in from CR 32 to Richland Creek Campground)
Richland Creek, Newton/Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6.2 miles long (Moore to Richland Creek Campground)
Buffalo River, Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.3 miles long (Woolum to Tyler Bend)
Falling Water Creek, Pope/Searcy County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Falling Water Falls to Richland Campground)
Falls Branch, Newton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 9 miles long (Tarlton Flats to NFS Road 1200 Close to Bass)
Illinois Bayou - Middle Fork, Pope County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Smyrna to Bayou Bluff)
 Hotels Near Richland Creek:
The Queen Anne House Bed And B, Harrison , 25 miles away
Hotel Seville, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Harrison , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Harrison, Harrison , 27 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRISON, Harrison , 27 miles away
Quality Inn Harrison, Harrison , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Richland Creek:
Richland Creek, Witts Springs, 3 miles away
Buffalo National River - Woolum, Gilbert, 7 miles away
Pedestal Rock Scenic Area, Pelsor, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Richland Creek:
Hideout Trail, Newton , 7 miles away
Pedestal Rocks Trail, Pope , 10 miles away
Sulphur Trail, Pope , 13 miles away
Boyd Trail, Pope , 13 miles away
Mail Trail, Pope , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Richland Creek:
Buffalo National River, Harrison - AR , 26 miles away
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas , 29 miles away
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away
Bull Shoals State Park, Arkansas , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Richland Creek:
Lost Mine Golf Course, Marshall , 13 miles away
Searcy County Golf Club Ironhead Course, Marshall , 18 miles away

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