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Wilderness Tripping - BWCA & Beyond New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  help with a change of plans?
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-01-12 11:29 PM (EST)
 

We wanted to go to the buffalo River June 12th-16th but it looks like it's going to be to low the keep from damaging my 17 ft dagger reflection with out carrying it. A lot. We live in Austin are willing to drive 700+ miles and need a little more float able river. We will be traveling with dogs. I am a novice paddler and my girlfriend is a beginner paddler. We would like seclusion, beauty and camp able sites. Any suggestions on a fairly flat (nothing above class II) but flowing river within 12 -14 hours drive from central TX would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!

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  I suggest the Eleven Point, starting
  Posted by: g2d on Jun-02-12 4:05 PM (EST)
below Greer Springs and continuing into Arkansas to get the length you might desire.

Greer Springs adds enough water that I found the 11 Point negotiable in a very dry August.

I would not recommend it on weekends, but it looks like you will go in mid week like I did.

There are "official" campsites or you can improvise. There are several outfitters for shuttle.

The Current would also have enough water, but would be busier.
 
 
  Big Muddy
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-12 5:11 PM (EST)
The Missouri River, a little over 700 miles from Austin. Along Katy trail park. You can get in at several locations. Google Lewis and Clark Water trail to see all the options.
 
 
  Big Muddy
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-12 5:13 PM (EST)
The Missouri River, a little over 700 miles from Austin. Along Katy trail park. You can get in at several locations. Google Lewis and Clark Water trail to see all the options.
 
 
  The Buffalo comes up fast after a rain
  Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-06-12 5:43 PM (EST)
and it looks like it could have rained. The 12th is still a bit out.
 
 
  Buffalo could very well be coming up
  Posted by: g2d on Jun-11-12 4:49 PM (EST)
right now. Storm line coming down from Missouri, may miss the Ponca section, but should help the rest.
 
 
  Eleven Point & Buffalo
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jun-11-12 9:41 AM (EST)
We're in a pretty severe drought in the eastern Ozarks. About 11-12" below normal, and recorded the driest spring on record. That said, g2d is correct. The Eleven Point will have plenty of water from Greer Access down. Never been to Arkansas on the river, but almost that far. You will see few people through the week, especially below Riverton.

Southwest of us, Arkansas has been getting some rain, and should be getting more. The Buffalo may have enough water when you're ready. Here's a link so you can check before you leave. If the Buff's too low, a few hours north and you can paddle the Eleven Point as an alternate plan.
http://www.buffaloriver.com/current-river-level/
 
 
  paddle
  Posted by: psunami on Jun-11-12 1:01 PM (EST)
village creek in east texas has lots of nice sanbars to camp on...dog friendly
 

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