Information on Middle Fork of the Little Red R.
Location: Searcy and Van Buren Co.; Take Hwy. 110 east of Hwy. 9
(south of Shirley) to Old Lexington. Drive approximately
3 miles past Old Lexington to the second dirt road to
the right (north). Follow this road until it closely
parallels the river (on the left). It's a good idea to
seek permission to park here, since the land is privately
owned. To take out, find a small dirt road that runs north
from Old Lexington. Drive about two miles to a low-water
bridge over the creek in Arlberg.
Topo Quad(s): Oxley, Old Lexington
Gradient: ?? fpm
Length: 10 mi
Gauge: The USGS gauge at Hwy. 9 can be used for this run.
Min: 8.5 ft.
Max: 11.0 ft.
LINK TO USGS GAUGE
Hazards: numerous strainers
Description: This run contains many good class II+ rapids, and
the action is pleasantly continuous. Walter Diggs Rapid
is encountered halfway into the run, and it is a long
class III rapid that many less experienced boaters may want
to portage. The willow strainers are unrelenting on this
run. If you don't have great boat control in class II water,
this isn't the run for you.
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