Pronounced "Foosh La Fay," this Arkansas River tributary is 140 miles long and runs through the Arkansas River Valley and the Ouachita National Forest. The Fourche LaFave Bridge which spans the river at Scenic Ark. 7 in Perry County is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The South Fourche LaFave River, which flows into the Fourche LaFave, is floatable for approximately 40 miles, from Hollis to the community of Deberrie near Aplin. The section can be divided into three parts: the upper is described as a fun Class I-11 stream with good current separated by a few pools. The middle stretch is a small gorge area with several Class II + rapids. The lower section is slower with several long pools separated by Class I and II drops.