These 8 Wild And Scenic Rivers In Arkansas Will Exhilarate Any Outdoor Lover
The Natural State has over 80,000 miles of river flowing throughout the state. Out of these thousands of miles, less than 1% are designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. Eight rivers have this title and each one has its own unique beauty to enjoy. These special streams offer endless adventures that everyone can enjoy. Let’s pick one to paddle as we tour these different rivers.
Keep in mind that these rivers cross multiple towns so the addresses listed for each river is just one possible put-in area. If you’d like to know the criteria for a Wild and Scenic River, visit this page.
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Which river is your favorite? Have you paddled them all? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! Submit your gorgeous river photos in our Facebook Group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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