Tuesday Fitness Fix: Kayaking Arkansas

Check here every Tuesday for a
fitness fix rundown. I’ll be on the lookout for running, cycling, tri’s,
adventure races, and other active outlets taking place around the state that I’ll
highlight each week. This week:
Kayaking and Canoeing

Zoie Clift

 


Into kayaking or canoeing? Though
several waterways can be used year-round, spring is the best time for good
water levels. Best known of all the Arkansas streams is the Buffalo National
River, federally protected to stay just as it is for generations to come. But
there are many more options for paddlers to take on.

Below are the 18 major Arkansas
waterways divided by level of difficulty. Just click on the river name below to
find further details on each. Some qualify for more than one classification
because of different sections of difficulty found along the river. Take care out there and enjoy the view from the water!



Class I: Easy- Moving water with
few riffles and small waves:




Big Piney







Buffalo National River







Caddo River







Cadron Creek







Crooked Creek







Eleven Point







Kings River







Little Missouri







Little Red River







Ouachita River







Saline River







Spring River







Strawberry River







White River





 

C


lass II: Medium: Fairly
frequent but unobstructed rapids:



Buffalo National River







Caddo River







Cadron Creek







Cossatot River







Crooked Creek







Eleven Point







Illinois Bayou







Kings River







Little Missouri







Little Red River







Mulberry River







Ouachita River







Saline River







Spring River







Strawberry River







White River







Class III: Difficult: Numerous
rapids with high and irregular waves:




Big Piney



Cossatot River







Illinois Bayou







Little Missouri







Little Red River







Mulberry River







Class IV: Very Difficult: Long
rapids characterized by high and irregular waves with boulders directly in
swift current:




Cossatot River



Little Missouri





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