Kayaking Polk Bayou

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Polk Bayou in Batesville
Polk Bayou in Batesville

Polk Bayou is an easy, leisurely float via kayak or canoe that offers plenty of scenic beauty. You float under several bridges with nice architectural lines, along rural countryside, and right through downtown Batesville.

Pronounced “Poke” Bayou by locals, the stream feeds into the White River.

The bayou has several great options for floating and Oneal Outfitters has great rates for boat rental and shuttle service.

 

Kayaking Polk Bayou
Kayaking Polk Bayou
One of the many bridges over Polk Bayou
One of the many bridges over Polk Bayou
The horses are curious about the kayaker.
The horses are curious about the kayaker.
The bayou winds through rural farms.
The bayou winds through rural farms.
The bayou has wide and narrow spots.
The bayou has wide and narrow spots.
It's a great fishing stream as well.
It's a great fishing stream as well.
Float right through downtown Batesville.
Float right through downtown Batesville.
Immerse yourself in nature on a Polk Bayou float trip.
Immerse yourself in nature on a Polk Bayou float trip.