North Sylamore Creek - Barkshed to Allison (4 - 14.5 miles)


North Sylamore Creek, Arkansas, US

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Barkshed to Allison (4 - 14.5 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 14.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
North Sylamore Creek near Fifty Six, AR
usgs-07060710 100 - 1000 cfs I-II 01h03m 456 cfs (running)
Moderate flows; Intermediate whitewater skills are recommended.


River Description

There are several access points for shorter sections in the 4 to 5 mile range. All can be accessed from the North side of Hwy 14.

Upper access is at Barkshed Rec Area at confluence of N. Sylamore Creek and Cap Fork.

Gunner Pool Rec Area is located at mile 4.1 and is the location of the USGS gauge.

Blanchard Springs access is located at mile 9.

Hwy 5 acess is at mile 14.5 at the confluence with South Sylamore Creek and the White River at Allison.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-26 10:55:04

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

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Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
North Sylamore Creek near Fifty Six, AR
usgs-07060710 100 - 1000 cfs I-II 01h03m 456 cfs (running)
Moderate flows; Intermediate whitewater skills are recommended.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 100 cfs extremely Low-barely Low I-II Likely too low for any meaningful whitewater. (We can use your input to refine boatable ranges! Add a comment or report.)
100 - 300 cfs barely runnable-med runnable I-II Low-boatable flows; reasonable beginner whitewater trip.
300 - 600 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II Moderate flows; Intermediate whitewater skills are recommended.
600 -1000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II High boatable flows; getting a bit pushy; Advanced boat handling skills may be required for safe passage at these flows.
1000 -5000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High I-II Unusually high flows; Caution is urged; (We can use your input to refine boatable ranges! Add a comment or report.)
10000 -50000 cfs somewhat High-extremely High I-II (Near) Record flows; river is in flood; Extreme caution! Not recommended to paddle at these flows.

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 Barkshed to Allison (4 - 14.5 miles), North Sylamore Creek Arkansas, US (mobile)