Posted by: old_user on Jul-19-13 11:14 PM (EST)
I know this is late notice but me and my girlfriend and some other individuals were looking for a good place to kayak in the Midwest this weekend. We are currently in Oklahoma but can travel to Missouri and Arkansas (really anywhere). We just want a nice river that flows nicely, has some decent rapids and a good all around place to spend 6-7 hours on the water. Anyone have any ideas? We are beginners to kayaking but have kayaked before in the past. Thank you
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I suggested the Eleven Point in south |
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-20-13 4:33 PM (EST)
Missouri, but my initial post seems to have disappeared.
Posted by: pblanc on Jul-20-13 5:24 PM (EST)
Pete is the master ...|
Posted by: vic on Jul-21-13 7:44 PM (EST)
Pete is the master of understatement by saying some of the weekend renters on the Current "can be noisy and sometimes unrefined." The rest of us use thebob's phrase and call them river dorks.
If you don't want to camp (or do)|
Posted by: deuce on Jul-22-13 10:09 AM (EST)
and want to sleep in you might consider the Ouachita river below Remmel Dam just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. At noon every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial and Labor Days Entergy releases around 3600 CFS from the Lake Catherine dam. If you put in at noon you can have a great relaxing little three to four hour float with fairly swift water and some class one shoals. The takeout is a whitewater play park, so you can run the drop and take out or you can run the drop and stay and play with a bunch of REALLY good kayakers who will be glad to teach you some neat stuff and pull you out of trouble if necessary. If you don't want to run the river you can simply park and play. When you get tired you can load the boats and go to dinner. Very different experience from the Current, Eleven Point, etc. but a lot of fun.