Cossatot River - Hwy 246 to Ed Backs Access
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ar_kayaker
N 34° 22.790 W 094° 14.173
15S E 386345 N 3804964
Quick Description: A very popular, but rain dependent whitewater run.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2007 6:33:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM1VPJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ggmorton
Views: 37

Long Description:
This is a beautiful Class II/II+ Whitewater runin extreme western Arkansas. It take quite a bit of rain in just the right places to make it run, but when it does it attracts boaters from 200+ miles away.

More detail can be found on American Whitewater's River Page. Including links to the gauge and a level predictor chart.

Parking/put-in/launching information:
Access to the put in is just off the Hwy 246 bridge and has 10-12 paved parking spaces. There is a forrest service style pit toilet, but no sinks or changing room.

Paddling conditions to be expected:
5 miles of near continuous Class II whitewater.

Difficulty of the trip:
All paddlers should be familiar with basic self-rescue and boat control.

Length of trip: 5.4 miles


Permits required:
none. However, on all Arkansas waterways is it illegal to bring any glass beverage containers, all beverage containers or food muct be in a latched closed cooler (or the one you are drinking must have a floating coozie), and all trash must be secured in a study bag attached to the craft. Also all persons must have a PFD in the boat, and minors must be wearing theirs.

Type of trip:
Shuttle over forrest service gravel roads, accessible to all vehicles, with the possible exception of RV's.

Take-out Coordinates: N 34° 20.387 W 094° 15.049

Other information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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