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Boxley to Ponca Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Buffalo River

Boxley to Ponca Info
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Put In:  Highway 21 Bridge at Boxley
Take Out:  Highway 74 Bridge at Ponca
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  11 cfs @ 12/14/2016 01:30 PM - Buffalo River near Boxley, AR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  6.0 feet
Streamflow Comments: 

Minimum Flow = 5.6 feet, Optimum Flow = 6.0 feet, Maximum Flow = 7.0 feet

Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season:  Good flows and warm temperatures attract most paddlers between mid March through October
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  Watch for the many sharp turns and willow bushes in the middle of the river. At high flows(7.0 feet and up) this run becomes continuous class III
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  Yes, this section of river has great whitewater and scenery
Location:  In the Southeastern U.S. (AR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: On Highway 21 just south of Boxley put in were the highway crosses the river.

Take Out: From the put in head north on AR 21 for 1.3 miles then bear right onto AR 43. Continue on AR 43 for 4.2 miles and turn right into the Ponca river access point.

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Southeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Arkansas Canoe Club