Fourche Creek is an amazing yet largely unknown recreational resource located right in the heart of Little Rock. A float down the 20+ miles of creek takes you across 3 of Arkansas’ 6 major ecoregions, giving you a rare chance to explore multiple habitat types. Over a day-long float the scenery changes from a gravel bottom stream lined with river birch, box elder, and sycamore to a highly sinuous silt-bottomed creek lined with enormous cypress and silver maples. The creek is included in Tim Ernst's "Arkansas Nature Lover's Guidebook" and with put-ins at several city parks across town, most citizens of the state’s capital are within a ten minute drive of the creek!
Details are available in the PDF below for those interested in floating Fourche Creek.
Check water levels at University Ave., Rock Creek at 36th, and downstream of Fourche Bottoms at Lindsey St. Recommended levels for floating into Fourche Bottoms are 2.5 feet to about 6.5 feet at the University Ave. gage, with 3 feet to 6.5 feet being best.
Curious what its like to float Fourche Creek? Try this leisurely kayak-eyed view from a powerline crossing in Fourche Bottoms downstream to the launch at Interstate Park. Video courtesy of Reed Green.
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