Information on North Fork Of Blakely Cr.


North Fork Of Blakely Cr.

	Rating: II
	TDCR: ????
	Location: Hot Springs County. Take exit 91 (Social Hill) off I-30 and
		head east on Hwy 84 about 3 miles then turn left on county
		road 13 (830 in the Delorme Atlas) just before the store on
		the left. After the road turns to dirt it's about 1/4 mile
		turn left 50 yds. to the takeout; to get to the put-in go
		back to CR 13 and turn left when the main road turns right
		stay straight until the road makes a sharp left and you're
		there.
	Topo Quad(s): N/A
	Gradient: N/A
	Length: 1.5 mi.
	Season: FLOOD
	Gauge: There should be at least 6 inches of water over the low
		water bridge at the put-in for the creek to be runnable.
		You will cross over the main fork of Blakely Creek between
		the exit and the turn on the county road if it's not high
		and muddy the water's probably too low.
	Hazards:  Downed trees 
	Description: The first 3/8 of a mile has numerous 1-3 feet drops
		separated by short pools with fast current and some waves.
		One rapid about 1/4 of a mile from the put-in is a double
		drop and the clear path on the first drop doesn't line up
		with the second drop path quick maneuvering is required.
		After you go through Car Cruncher (there's a crunched car
		on the right bank) beware of downed trees. Then after you
		go through a channel in the willows barely wide enough for
		a kayak the rapids lose intensity and the pools get longer
		until right before the takeout where there's a 2 foot drop
		followed by 50 yds. of waves. The creek is never very far
		from the road and it could be floated into the Main Fork
		of Blakely Creek and use Hwy 84 as a takeout.  Don't expect
		a large volume of water on this swift narrow stream
		unless you float into the main fork.  Thanks to 
		parkerja@hsnp.com for info on this creek.

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