Clark Creek - Lost Valley (1 mile)


Clark Creek, Arkansas, US

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Lost Valley (1 mile)

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 150 fpm
Max Gradient 500 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Buffalo River near Boxley, AR
usgs-07055646 8.00 - 15.00 ft II-IV 01h08m 1.84 ft (too low)


River Description

This is a micro creek that runs through the Lost Valley Campground. The creek is fast class II from 0.6 miles above the campground to the Buffalo River. Above the class II section are several class III-V drops. With enough water to be runnable, your put-in destination is the the Natural Bridge (Cave) that the creek flows through.

Park and hike up the trail to the cave. There are a couple nice drops above the cave, but will take a lot of water to make the entrance drop go. Slide in at the top of the cave, split the two rocks, and turn hard right into boat-wide slot. The slot drops a couple feet onto a 20-ft long slide which will set you up for an auto-boof over an 8-foot ledge at the mouth. Carry up the trail for multiple runs or continue the quick class II+ paddle back down to the campground.


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Last Updated: 2014-04-07 15:32:58

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Look for 2" or more rain at the Buffalo Tower and Ponca rain gages, as posted on the Buffalo River Rain Gauge Page. Rain must have fallen within the last 6 hours.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Buffalo River near Boxley, AR
usgs-07055646 8.00 - 15.00 ft II-IV 01h08m 1.84 ft (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
8.00 -15.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable II-IV

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 Lost Valley (1 mile), Clark Creek Arkansas, US (mobile)