Whether you’re a canoe enthusiast, a kayak aficionado, a fan of big rafts, or just someone who loves to hang out on an inner tube, float trips are a staple for those who love the outdoors in the Natural State. Arkansas’s rivers and creeks are a great way to see the best of our gorgeous state. Here are 12 places where you can have epic adventures on the water:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For safety tips and details about the difficulty ratings listed here, try this Floater’s Guide. For more places to float and access points to the rivers on this list, go here and click on the name of the river you’re interested in.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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