De Roche Creek, Arkansas, US
Hwy 283 to Hwy 67 (4.4 miles)
||II-III (for normal flows)
Beware of the low water bridge/dam at the rock quarry 2/3 of the way into the run. It comes below
the first real rapid.
Most of the rapids are between the quarry bridge and the takeout. Some nice wavetrains to play on.
The first couple of miles are flat moving water with some willows to dodge.
Higher water runs offer big waves and fast current with willow branches blocking some of the
Can access from either Friendship (Exit 83) or Caddo Valley (Exit 78)from I-30 near
Arkadelphia. From Friendship go West on Hwy 83 to Caney, follow Hwy 283 to the left (South) a
couple miles to the bridge. Small parking area available on the South side of the bride. From Caddo
Valley exit, go North on Hwy 7 for a couple miles and turn right (North) on Hwy 283.
Hwy 67 bridge downstream (East) of I-30. From either exit, access Hwy 67 and park
on the South side of the bridge. The take-out requires crossing part of a private field. Please be
respectful to the property.
Alternate run is to put-in on Caney Creek at the Junction of Hwy 283 and 128 in Caney. This adds a
couple miles to the run above the main rapids. Caney Creek is primarily flat moving water like
DeRoche from Hwy 283 to the confluence with Caney.
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Last Updated: 2009-01-24 12:42:58