Information on Archey Cr. (A.K.A. Archey's Fork of Little Red)
Location: Pope and Van Buren Co.; Take Hwy. 16 west from Clinton
and then Hwy. 264 north to the bridge over the creek. Put
in at this bridge. Take out at the Hwy. 65 bridge in Clinton.
Topo Quad(s): Alread, Botkinburg, Old Lexington, Clinton
Gradient: ??? fpm
Length: 20 mi
Gauge: none. The Big Piney gauge is a reasonable estimate. The
Piney should be between 4 and 7 feet for a good run.
Hazards: numerous strainers
Description: This is a long but fun run, and it makes a good overnight
trip, if you secure permission for camping on private land.
Other put-ins are possible, but be sure you get permission
to cross private lands to get to the river. The run has
many class II+ rapids, and the whitewater is fairly
continuous much of the way. Willow strainers can be
a major hazard, however, so stay on your toes. This is
a good run for paddlers comfortable on class II-III water.
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