South Fourche LaFave - Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles)


South Fourche LaFave, Arkansas, US

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Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles)

Usual Difficulty II+(III) (for normal flows)
Length 11.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Loopin' on the Fourche


Loopin' on the Fourche
Photo of Mike Oglesby by Druse Ellis taken 01/25/04 @ ~ 6 ft

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
South Fourche LaFave River near Hollis, AR
usgs-07263000 3.50 - 6.50 ft II+(III) 01h02m 3.18 ft (too low)


River Description

Remote class II run with nice scenery and some nice waves at levels between 4.5 and 6.0 feet.

Run starts off through some willows but shortly opens up for a straight forward run through most rapids. Watch out for the hole at 'Big Rock' just a little downstream from where Cedar Creek enters on the right about half way down the run.

There are a couple nice long rapids between here and where Cove Creek enters on the left. Cove Creek can be used as an alternate access point.

Save some energy to play the waves and ledge just above the take-out. At lower levels < 4.5 ft, the waves are mild, but between 4.5 and 6.0 ft the waves and holes at and above the ledge are pretty sweet. Below the ledge, the property is private so park and play requires a paddle/drag up from the take-out bridge or run a long shuttle to put-in just upstream at the confluence of Brushy Hollow.

Put-in: Hwy 7 bridge at Hollis. This is located about half-way between Russellville on I-40 to the North and Hot Springs to the South.

Take-out: Main take-out is the low-water bridge at Deberrie just above the confluence with the Fourche LaFave. From the put-in go North on Hwy 7 for 11 mi. to Fourche Junction, turn right (East) on Hwy 60. Go 11 miles to Aplin and turn right (South) on Hwy 155. Go about 3 miles to the end of the pavement turn right (West) at the 4-way gravel-road intersection. Go about 3 miles to the low-water bridge.

There are shorter ways to run shuttle and other areas to access the river, but require a good map and travelling rough dirt roads.


StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-26 11:00:01

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Loopin' on the Fourche

Detail Trip Report  Loopin' on the Fourche  South Fourche LaFave, AR(30.92KB .jpeg)

Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5

Detail Trip Report  Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5  @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles), AR(2.10MB .jpeg)

Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5

Detail Trip Report  Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5  @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles), AR(2.07MB .jpeg)

Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5

Detail Trip Report  Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5  @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles), AR(2.01MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

USGS gauge is actually located midway down the run at Rocky Crossing near Cove Creek.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
South Fourche LaFave River near Hollis, AR
usgs-07263000 3.50 - 6.50 ft II+(III) 01h02m 3.18 ft (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
3.50 -6.50 ft barely runnable-high runnable II+(III)

Report - Reports of South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 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
8y254d10h11m @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles) [AR] Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5 n/a Candice Dunn
8y254d10h29m @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles) [AR] Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5 n/a Candice Dunn
8y254d10h35m @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles) [AR] Blockhead Rapids @ 5.5 n/a Candice Dunn
9y35d08h46m @South Fourche LaFave Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles) [AR] Blockhead Rapids n/a Candice Dunn
9y35d08h46m South Fouche La Fave [AR] South Fouche La Fave n/a Candice Dunn
> 10 years South Fourche LaFave [AR] Loopin' on the Fourche ~ 6 ft Lance Jones

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 Hwy 7 to Deberrie low-water bridge (11.3 miles), South Fourche LaFave Arkansas, US (mobile)