Hogan's Creek - Highway 92 to Cove Creek (4.5 miles)

Hogan's Creek, Arkansas, US


Highway 92 to Cove Creek (4.5 miles) (Upper Cove Creek)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 18 fpm
Max Gradient 32 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cadron Creek near Guy, AR
usgs-07261000 4.50 - 10.00 ft II-III 00h40m 10.24 ft (too high)

River Description

Hugging Roberts Mountain, this creek offers some of the most delightful whitewater paddling in central Arkansas. What starts as a charming little creek ends up offering nearly a mile of continuous Class II-III paddling as it reaches Cove Creek.

From the put-in at the NE corner of the Highway 92 bridge you'll find a pleasant but twisting little creek that heads straight south into the face of Roberts Mountain where (at 0.25 mi.) it will meet up with Buck Branch and double in volume. From here the creek will provide you with a couple of shoals, a few playwaves and a just enough strainers to keep you on your toes, one or two which may require you to portage. The creek will offer up increasingly demanding obstacles -- tight turns, cross eddies, and mini-boulder gardens until you reach Drop One -- a straightforward steep little drop that offers you a nice horizon line as it drops 4-6 feet in just a couple of boat lengths. As the creek breaks out from Roberts Mountain the gradient picks up offers an array of Class II-III shoals -- Neat Ledge, Big Tree, Drop Two and the Boulder Run -- one of the longest Class II-III shoals in central Arkansas. It's mucho exilerating! Plan on having a bunch of fun.

Beware! The creek is prone to tree fall. If you are new to the creek, any of the shoals that disappear around a bend you may want to scout rather than confront a menancing and unexpected obstacle. Also, at the take-out, be very careful: at lower levels you might be able to pass under the bridge but at higher levels take out river right above the low water bridge -- do not risk getting trapped under the bridge or in any of the strainers just upstream of the bridge.

If you're up to one last little bit of play, at the take out there are a couple of very nice waves and a short Class III shoals where Pine Creek breaks through an old low water bridge and cascades into Hogans Creek joining together to form Cove Creek.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-24 14:51:21

Hogan's Creek

Detail Trip Report  Hogan's Creek  @Hogan's Creek Highway 92 to Cove Creek (4.5 miles), AR(797.50KB .jpeg)

Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cadron Creek near Guy, AR
usgs-07261000 4.50 - 10.00 ft II-III 00h40m 10.24 ft (too high)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4.50 -10.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable II-III

Report - Reports of Hogan's Creek Highway 92 to Cove Creek (4.5 miles) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
3y276d23h13m /Hogan's Creek-Highway 92 to Cove Creek [AR] Hogan's Creek high runnable LARAMY RIDLEY



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 Highway 92 to Cove Creek (4.5 miles), Hogan's Creek Arkansas, US (mobile)