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Difficulty III-IV(V)
Length 6.6 Miles
Gauge Little Buffalo
Flow Range 5.50 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 13 hours ago 1.815 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/22/2018 9:58 pm

River Description


Note: April 2011 tornado deposited lots of wood in the upper gorge blocking all rapids above 'Blue-Light Special'. As with most small Ozark creeks, be mindful of wood blocking the channel.

 

 

Put-in: Go North on Newton County Road 8766 from Hwy 16 at Deer and head toward Wayton. This road takes you past the Alum Cove NFS recreation area. Continue for 1.1 miles North past the rec. area to NFS road 1206D to the right (East) which goes to a shooting range. Follow several hundred yards and park without blocking the road. Go East down the Hill to the creek.

Take-out: Continue North on CR 28 as it turns into Hwy 327 at Wayton on to Parthenon. Park on the upstream East side of the bridge over Shop Creek.

 

Rapid Descriptions

Put-in Parking

Class - N/A Mile - -1
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Hypermart

Class - IV Mile - 1
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Blue Light Special

Class - IV Mile - 1.4
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Check Out Line

Class - IV Mile - 1.6
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Wood likes to gather in here.

Surf City

Class - III Mile - 3
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No Refund

Class - III+ Mile - 4
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Thanks For Shopping

Class - III+ Mile - 4.1
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Gage Descriptions

Look for 2" or more rain at Deer, Mockingbird Hill and Murray within the last 6 to 12 hours.

Also look for the Buffalo at Boxley gauge to be > 6.5 ft.

Directions Description


Put-in: Go North on Newton County Road 28 from Hwy 16 at Deer and head toward Wayton. This road takes you past the Alum Cove NFS recreation area. Continue for 1.1 miles North past the rec. area to where 2 NFS roads fork to the right (East). Take the one heading South and East. Follow several hundred yards and park at the burm. Drag down the old road to the right of the burm.  Alternately, use the Alum Cove Rec. Area and follow the small creek down to WF Shop Creek.

Take-out: Continue North on CR 28 as it turns into Hwy 327 at Wayton on to Parthenon. Park on the upstream East side of the bridge over Shop Creek.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208964 02/22/18 Lance Jones
1193473 01/26/09 Lance Jones
1197438 03/23/10 Lance Jones
1197533 04/07/10 Lance Jones
1203240 04/07/14 Lance Jones
1200221 06/01/11 Lance Jones