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Difficulty II+
Length 2.2 Miles
Gauge Gulpha Cr at Ridgeway St at Hot Springs, AR
Flow Range 3.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 39 minutes ago 3.36 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/24/2009 2:09 pm

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.

Rapid Descriptions


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Austin Wilson
1 year ago

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

Gage Descriptions

The water level is gaged by the footing of the first interior support from the east end of the put-in bridge. Even with or slightly below the top of the footing is about the minimum runnable flow.

Check the Entergy info page for recent rainfall and stream levels. Look for East Gulpha to be 300+ cfs.


Directions Description

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