Upper Richland Creek
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ar_kayaker
N 35° 46.449 W 092° 59.296
15S E 501060 N 3958898
Quick Description: Seasonal Class III-IV run.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2007 11:49:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM1F7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member chstress53
Views: 89

Long Description:
This is a super scenic run through remote wilderness. From the put-in to the takeout you will not see any sign of civilization and it is a long hike out over rough terrain. It is not for beginers or novices.

Before going on this creek you should have a confident swiftwater roll, be familiar with swiftwater rescue techniques, and know how to scout from your boat. It would be best to go with another person or group already familiar with the trip to help show you the lines.

Detailed information on the trip can be found here.

Parking/put-in/launching information:
Parking at the put-in is limited to about 8 vehicles, although more could park along the verge of the road.

Paddling conditions to be expected:
Lot's of pushy whitewater and multuple class III-IV rapids.

Difficulty of the trip:
Confident boat handling skills, experience with swiftwater self-rescue, and a solid combat roll.

Length of trip: 6.2 miles

The second half of "lower screw-up" has had a few bad pins lately in the sieves on both river-left and river-right. It is not a mandatory portage, but is recomended that first timers portage the entire rapid. The portage is only a few hundred feet on river-right.

Permits required:
Fishing permit as required, but I doubt you'll do any fishing while on this creek. Keep your hands on your paddle.

Type of trip:
Shuttle over forrest service gravel/dirt roads can be accomplished in an average car with caution, but a truck is reccomended.

Take-out Coordinates: N 35° 47.806 W 092° 55.738

Other information:
There is a forrest service campground located at the take-out for this run with ample parking and camping spaces.

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