Gulpha Creek - Ridgeway Road to Hwy 270 (2.2 miles)

Gulpha Creek, Arkansas, US


Ridgeway Road to Hwy 270 (2.2 miles)

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 2.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 35 fpm
Max Gradient 35 fpm

Exit To a Little Chute

Exit To a Little Chute
Photo by Josh Wolverton

River Description

Mike Coogan provides:
There are essentially no pools, lots of rocks, and nice scenery. You are never more than 100' from civilization, but you don't really know it except when you get near the roads close to the take-out.
The city has fenced off the take-out at the pump station on Catherine Heights Road. You can carry your boat around the fence without any trouble or you can take out on the east bank at Barbara's 270 Club after asking Barbara if it is OK.

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Last Updated: 2009-01-24 14:09:35

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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January 4 2019 (17 days ago)
GoneCreekin (160521)
These pictures are at a barely runnable level. At higher levels the "little chute" turns into a
nasty hole with strong hydraulics. With substantial rain, this a fun little creek. Huge wave
trains, several perfect playspots and 3 or 4 nice class 3+ rapids. 5.5 is optimal level. The
pictures listed are somewhere between 3.5-4.0 feet. There is another put in at JJs campground that
adds roughly one mile. It includes the 2nd biggest drop on the creek and lots of boogie water