Please Note: The main dam is posted no trespassing by the owner, City of Benton, to protect the structure.
The Spillway is located East of the main dam. A Steep and fast channel cut through slate/shale ledges. Watch for wood, sharp rock, holes and pins. Make sure you have the proper skills and safety equipment before attempting. A bad incident here might lead to access closure.
Nice trail follows on river left for viewing and scouting or multiple runs.
Put in on lake, or just below spillway structure, depending on mood and level. Take out below rapid downstream of the bridge.
Look for heavy rains (1 to 2 inches plus) in the area to make the lake spill.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
joe c @ bridge boof
joe c @ heidi
joe c @staircase (very top)
joe c staircase bottom boof
duffy @ staircase
Bill W in the staircase
joe c in heidi!
rayzr in heidi!
Drop above bridge
Sunday Mornin Shower
Spearfishing @ the Spillway
Help; I think I lost my boat.
The Ole Side Drop and Slide
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American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
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