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Rush to Buffalo City Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Buffalo River

Rush to Buffalo City Info
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Put In:  Rush
Take Out:  Buffalo City
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  23 miles
Current Streamflow:  11 cfs @ 12/14/2016 01:30 PM - Buffalo River near Boxley, AR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  0.9 - 4.0 feet
Streamflow Comments:  Minimum Flow 0.9 feet, Optimum Flow 1.5 - 4.0 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
Character/Similar To:  Like the section just above this part of the river you will find all flatwater with some of the best scenery on the river
Hazards:  Long distance, usually a 2 day trip. When the White River is running with high flows the take out can be tricky.
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  In designated campsites
Location:  In the Southeastern U.S. (AR), 159 Miles North of Little Rock
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Mountain Home Head west on US 62 for 4 miles. Turn south onto AR 126 and continue for 12 miles until Buffalo City. The take out for the section is on the river left side of the White River. In order to take out here you must paddle a short distance up the White River and cross it.

Put In: From the take out return to US 62 and turn left. In 14.6 miles turn left onto AR 14 and go south for 11.5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 6035 and follow it for 5.5 miles to the put in.

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Southeastern Kayak Clubs
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