Saturday, March 17, 2012

March Kayaking on the Little Red River, White County, Arkansas: Great 5 mile paddle to the falls!

The kayak has been grounded for a month or so due to some costly car repairs, so this trip was much needed and appreciated!  Our last kayak trip was on December 31st, which is way, way too long to wait to paddle.  Glad to be back!

This river is one of my favorites in Arkansas.  If you are looking for extreme kayaking or that kind of stuff, this would not be the river for you.  I have found it to be very calm with a slight current, and an easy paddle to get some milage in, as well as some fishing.

I decided to take it all the way to the dam/falls from the put in point (see map below for details).  The weather in Arkansas/Missouri has been incredibly mild this late winter.  The temps were in the 70's.  I decided to wear my Kokatat dry suit, due to the fact that I know the water temps are not that warm yet.  I brought my fishing rod, but did not have much success....still early in the season.  I spoke with a gentleman on the ramp who said they had walleye in the river, which sounded real intreging!

Life is better on a kayak!!

Paddle ON!


Kayaking the Little Red River, White County, Arkansas

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