Saline, North Fork - Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park (6.36 miles)


Saline, North Fork, Arkansas, US

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Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park (6.36 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 6.36 Miles
Avg. Gradient 7 fpm
Max Gradient 7 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Saline River at Benton, AR
usgs-07363000 100 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h09m 85.5 cfs (too low)



StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-26 10:04:47

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We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Saline River at Benton, AR
usgs-07363000 100 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h09m 85.5 cfs (too low)
Gauge (550 sq.mi. drainage) is just downstream of take-out, thus should very accurately reflect flow in this reach.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
100 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-II Best flow levels are uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment or report!

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June 23 2017 (420 days ago)
Calvin DoodyDetails
Our group of three kayaks paddled the North Fork on 6/7/17 when the Benton gauge was about 4.7 at
start time of about 10:30 AM. Since the river, at various places, was almost too shallow to run, I
would suggest that a gauge reading of about 4.5 be the minimum to start a paddling trip from Steel
Bridge. The trip to Lyle Park in Benton, AR took about 3 hr 20 min which included lunch time. There
were many trees down in the river and some of them blocked a large portion of the river. Tight
maneuvering was necessary frequently. In two places downed trees were strainers that blocked the
entire path, so short portages were required. Interesting stretch of river with significant
challenges for intermediate paddlers. Trees close to the shoreline provide a canopy over much of
the river. Bug spray was not used, but will be used on the next trip on this river.

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 Steel Bridge Road to Lyle Park (6.36 miles), Saline, North Fork Arkansas, US (mobile)