A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks [NOOK Book]

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In the heartland of America rise the Ozark Mountains, teeming with cascading, free-flowing streams. Situated astride the Missouri/Arkansas border, the Ozarks represent a canoeing and kayaking wonderland. Still a comprehensive, accurate and readable guide, but now with a new design and format, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (formerly Ozark Whitewater) catalogs the varied rivers of the region. Inside are updated descriptions of all the classic rivers, including the Buffalo National and Little ...
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Overview

In the heartland of America rise the Ozark Mountains, teeming with cascading, free-flowing streams. Situated astride the Missouri/Arkansas border, the Ozarks represent a canoeing and kayaking wonderland. Still a comprehensive, accurate and readable guide, but now with a new design and format, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (formerly Ozark Whitewater) catalogs the varied rivers of the region. Inside are updated descriptions of all the classic rivers, including the Buffalo National and Little Missouri, as well as exciting new reports of today’s steep creek runs: Bryant, Turkey, and many others. This guide is the definitive sourcebook for Ozark river sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897328272
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Canoe and Kayak Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Tom Kennon began paddling in 1974 and wrote his first book in 1978, Arkansas Whitewater Rivers, after gathering information about rivers in Arkansas due to the lack of information about paddling in the area. In 1988 Ozark Whitewater expanded the original book to a more comprehensive description of rivers in the Ozarks. He lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas and is still an active paddler and ACA canoe instructor closely associated with the Arkansas Canoe Club.

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A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks


By Kennon, Tom

Menasha Ridge Press

Copyright © 2004 Kennon, Tom
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0897325214

West Cedar Creek drops at a rate of 40 feet per mile in this section and continuous class II and III rapids can characterize it. The paddler is greeted with a good class II drop at the put in. The Creek is constricted on both sides by bedrock, creating a fast flow with good eddies and surfing opportunities. Another good drop is just below the Highway 162 Bridge followed by a rapid that drops through a tight boulder field that requires precision moves at just the right moment. The rapid can be run on the river right or river left chutes. The left chute is more difficult and drops into a hole that can be a boat eater at higher levels. The right chute requires an approach from middle river left to river right in preparation for a quick left then right maneuver to run this rapid successfully. Class II rapids continue non-stop for approximately one quarter mile and then the paddler encounters a class II+ slide ledge that takes the paddler under a large rock shelf with no danger. It is just spectacular! Note the waterfall on the right side of the creek! The creek swings to the left (east) and drops over a four-foot waterfall that should be run on river left. There are several good surfing holes here. The paddler encounters a low water bridge less that a quarter mile from the falls. Pull out on river left and portage to avoid the culverts in the bridge. This is alternate Put-in for this section that can be used to shorten the trip by approximately one mile. The creek continues with sporty class II rapids for a short distance then East Cedar Creek enters on river left as the paddler passes under the old wagon bridge. Just below the confluence of East Cedar Creek the paddler encounters a class II+ run that is very exciting. Not far downstream the creek splits. Take the left channel and prepare for a very tight fast run. One should always be on the lookout for fallen trees! Just downstream, the confluence of Cedar Creek enters on right, as the creek turns left. Eddy out and surf the waves here! Just downstream is a low water ford. River left is the safe route. Hydraulics form from the middle to river right of the low water ford. The creek slows its drop for the next two miles but the current still moves and very little paddling is required.


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Table of Contents

Map Index viii
Map Legend ix
Acknowledgments x
Preface xi
Introduction
An Overview of the Ozarks 1
Using This Guide 3
River Hydrology 7
Safety 10
Conservation and the Law 13
Legal Rights of Canoeists 14
Part 1 The Eastern Ozarks
Archey Creek 15
Big Creek 17
Cadron Creek 19
Cove Creek 22
Middle Fork of the Little Red River 24
North Sylamore Creek 27
Salado Creek 29
South Fork of the Spring River 31
Spring River 33
Strawberry River 36
White River 38
Part 2 The Central Ozarks
Big Piney Creek 44
Buffalo National River 50
Crooked Creek 60
East Fork of the Illinois Bayou 63
Falling Water Creek 65
Hailstone River 67
Hurricane Creek 70
Illinois Bayou 73
Little Piney Creek 75
Middle Fork of the Illinois Bayou 77
North Fork of the Illinois Bayou 80
Richland Creek 82
Shoal Creek 87
Spadra Creek 89
Part 3 The Western Ozarks
Cedar Creek and West Cedar Creek 91
Clear Creek 94
Cove Creek 97
Frog Bayou 99
Illinois River 104
King's River 106
Lee Creek 112
Little Mulberry Creek 116
Middle Fork of the White River 119
Mulberry River 122
Osage Creek 129
Upper White River 130
War Eagle Creek 132
West Fork of the White River 134
Part 4 The Ouachitas
Alum Fork of the Saline River 137
Baker Creek 139
Big Creek (Oklahoma) 141
Brushy Creek 143
Caddo River 145
Cossator River 148
Eagle Fork Creek 154
Jack Creek 156
Little Missouri River 158
Lower Ouachita River 162
North Fork of the Saline River 165
Ouachita River 167
Saline River 172
South Fourche Lafave River 174
Sugar Creek 176
Part 5 The Missouri Ozarks
Bryant's Creek 179
Current River 182
Eleven Point River 188
Jack's Fork River 193
North Fork of the White River 198
Part 6 The St. Francios Mountains
Big Creek 201
Castor River 204
Marble Creek 206
St. Francis River 208
Turkey Creek 213
Appendices
Appendix A Clubs and Organizations 216
Appendix B Additional Books and Videos 220
Appendix C Maps 222
Appendix D Recommended Web sites 224
Appendix E USGS Waterline 226
Index 228
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2005

    Informative Guide

    This book gives just the right amount of accurate information on several streams & rivers, from someone who has personally traveled them. It also gives several websites for up-to-date info on stream level, ect.

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