Shop Creek, West Fork - Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles)


Shop Creek, West Fork, Arkansas, US

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Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles)

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 6.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 200 fpm

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Photo of Shelby Johnson by Lance Jones taken 03/20/02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Buffalo
virtual-45503 5.50 - 10.00 ft III-IV(V) 00h27m 1.88 ft (too low)


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.

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-02-22 21:58:04

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No Refund

Detail Trip Report  No Refund  Long Devil's Creek, AR(17.33KB .jpeg)

Hypermart

Detail Trip Report  Hypermart  Shop Creek, West Fork, AR(37.50KB .jpeg)

Blue Light Special

Detail Trip Report  Blue Light Special  @Shop Creek, West Fork Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles), AR(20.31KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

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.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Buffalo
virtual-45503 5.50 - 10.00 ft III-IV(V) 00h27m 1.88 ft (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
5.50 -10.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V)

Report - Reports of Shop Creek, West Fork Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
> 10 years Shop Creek, West Fork [AR] Hypermart low Lance Jones
> 10 years Long Devil's Creek [AR] No Refund n/a Lance Jones
> 10 years @Shop Creek, West Fork Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles) [AR] Blue Light Special low Lance Jones

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-1.0Put-in ParkingN/A
1.0HypermartIV
1.4Blue Light SpecialIVWaterfall
1.6Check Out LineIV
3.0Surf CityIII
4.0No RefundIII+
4.1Thanks For ShoppingIII+

Rapid Descriptions

Check Out Line (Class IV, Mile 1.6)

Wood likes to gather in here.




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 Alum Cove Creek to Parthenon (6.6 miles), Shop Creek, West Fork Arkansas, US (mobile)