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Oklahoma whitewater, Washita River

Murray Carter county, Dougherty to Gene Autry section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     9 miles
  The nature scenery of Oklahoma and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Washita River in Oklahoma is 9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Ardmore, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state
    is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches
in this river system, there are a few others too. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whitewater paddling here in the Arbuckle Mountains is a great experience. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other places for that. Getting  
your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Dougherty here at Washita River; don't leave Washita River without first going for a hike along the Cliffside Trail. You truly have to have a thing about the Arbuckle Mountains. Cedar Falls is a perfect local attraction, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area is a fine local destination. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. All through the months of summer at Washita River temperatures are commonly in the 90's.

Washita River, Dougherty to Gene Autry 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 Washita River.
 Whitewater Near Washita River:
Washita River, Murray/ Carter County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Dougherty to Gene Autry)
Pennington Creek, Johnston County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 9 miles long (Highway 7 to Tishomingo)
 Marinas Near Washita River:
Lake Murray Marina, Ardmore , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Washita River:
Super 8 Sulphur, Sulphur , 9 miles away
Red Roof Inn Ardmore, Ardmore , 11 miles away
Budget Inn Ardmore OK, Ardmore , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Ardmore, Ardmore , 13 miles away
Super 8 Ardmore, Ardmore , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Washita River:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area - Buckhorn Camp Ground, Dougherty, 5 miles away
Chickasaw National Recreation Area - Guy Sandy Camp Ground, Dougherty, 6 miles away
Chickasaw National Recreation Area - The Point Camp Ground, Dougherty, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Washita River:
Cliffside Trail, Murray , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Washita River:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur - OK , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Washita River:
Sulphur Hills Golf Course, Sulphur , 10 miles away
Dornick Hills Golf & Country, Ardmore , 11 miles away
Lake View Golf Course, Ardmore , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Washita River
Lake Murray, Love , 19 miles away

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