Stepp Creek, Arkansas, US
Gum Branch to ELFB (1.8 miles)
||III-IV+ (for normal flows)
4.50 - 10.00 ft
Note: The combination of Steep banks and lots of dead red oak trees (thanks to
the borer beetle infestation) tend to clog the creek with wood from time to time, so keep a look
Nearly continuous class III-IV+ boulder gardens. The lower portion of the creek runs through
private land, please respect it.
Put-in: Located at confluence Gum Branch. From Hwy 16 at Swain, turn North on
Newton County Road 8920, go 3.1 miles and take the right fork on Newton County Road 8642. This
road will descend the mountain to the low-water bridge at Murray. Along the way it parallels the
small Gum Branch. Park at one of the couple of small turnouts and carry down the hill to the
confluence with Gum Branch.
Take-out: Follow the road down the hill to Murray and park in the wide spot of
the road along the East Fork Little Buffalo.
See some video from the low-water descent HERE.
More info at the Ozark
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Last Updated: 2017-04-03 18:04:08