Ouachita - 2) Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground (29.4 miles)


Ouachita, Arkansas, US

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2) Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground (29.4 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 29.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 4 fpm
Max Gradient 5 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Ouachita River near Mount Ida, AR
usgs-07356000 200 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h03m 760 cfs (running)
Moderate flows; a bit more pushy; intermediate whitewater skills are needed. Gauge (414 sq.mi.drainage) is 2/3rds of the way down this long reach, so should accurately reflect flows.


River Description

Several places to access to make shorter day trips. These are the more popular float sections and several outfitters are availble in the Mt. Ida area.

From
To
Length
(miles)
Gradient
(FPM)
Comments
Little Hope Road
to Hwy 379 near Oden.
10.2 5 National Forest
Hwy 379
to Hwy 270 near Pencil Bluff.
9.5 5 National Forest
Hwy 270
to Hwy 298 near Sims.
3.9 4.5 National Forest
Hwy 298
to USFS Dragover Campground West Side.
5.8 4.5 National Forest


Can combine with sections upstream and/or downstream for longer trips.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-25 23:35:50

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Gauge levels are a guess for good float levels.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Ouachita River near Mount Ida, AR
usgs-07356000 200 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h03m 760 cfs (running)
Moderate flows; a bit more pushy; intermediate whitewater skills are needed.
Gauge (414 sq.mi.drainage) is 2/3rds of the way down this long reach, so should accurately reflect flows.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-barely Low I-II Low flows; River may be floatable, but with little to no whitewater interest.
200 - 500 cfs barely runnable-med runnable I-II Low-boatable; easy beginner whitewater trip at these flows.
500 -1000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II Moderate flows; a bit more pushy; intermediate whitewater skills are needed.
1000 -2000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II High-boatable flows; very pushy; advanced whitewater skills may be required.
2000 -40000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High I-II Unusually high flows; caution is urged; (WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Does this 'wash out' or are there playable features at any of these flows?)
40000 - unknown cfs somewhat High-extremely High I-II (Near) Record flows; Paddling is NOT recommended. River is in flood; Extreme caution is urged.

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 2) Little Hope Road to USFS Dragover Campground (29.4 miles), Ouachita Arkansas, US (mobile)