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Arkansas whitewater, Strawberry River

Izard Sharp Lawrence Independence county, US 167 to Ark 58 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     22 miles
  This stretch of Strawberry River in Arkansas is 22 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Arkansas and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The average Arkansas whitewater rafting
    or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people
coming from far and near. If you're coming from Batesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the US 167 to Ark 58 section is one of them. The beautiful Boston Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good spots for that  
around here. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag. The campgrounds here at Strawberry River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Strawberry River without first paying a visit to Lofferty Springs; lots of people from Evening Shade come here. That right there is heaps of cool stuff already but it goes on, the Boston Mountains has it all. Blue Hole is around here and always good to go to. All the water falling down from the sky makes Strawberry River a wet place. The month with most of the rain is May; January meanwhile is the driest month.

Strawberry River, US 167 to Ark 58 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 Strawberry River.
 Whitewater Near Strawberry River:
Strawberry River, Izard Sharp Lawrence Independence County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 22 miles long (US 167 to Ark 58)
Spring River - South Fork, Fulton Sharp County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Saddle to Hardy)
Spring River, Fulton/Sharp County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Mammoth Spring to Hardy)
 Marinas Near Strawberry River:
Thunderbird Marina, Cherokee Village , 11 miles away
Boxhound Marina and Resort, Horseshoe Bend , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Strawberry River:
Days Inn Hardy, Hardy , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BATESVILLE, Batesville , 19 miles away
Ramada Batesville, Batesville , 19 miles away
Super 8 Batesville, Batesville , 19 miles away
Comfort Suites Batesville, Batesville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Strawberry River:
Deer Run Park, Evening Shade, 7 miles away
Hardy Camper Park, Hardy, 12 miles away
Many Islands Camp, Hardy, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Strawberry River:
Ozark National Scenic River, Van Buren - MO , 63 miles away
Mammoth Spring State Park, Arkansas , 22 miles away
Grand Gulf State Park, Missouri , 26 miles away
Lake Charles State Park, Arkansas , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Strawberry River:
Cherokee Village North Golf, Cherokee Village , 11 miles away
Cedar Glade Golf Course, Horseshoe Bend , 17 miles away
Turkey Mountain Golf Course, Horseshoe Bend , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Strawberry River
Lake Thunderbird, Sharp , 11 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Sharp , 13 miles away
Camp Kia Kima Lake, Fulton , 15 miles away

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