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ShrevetownTiger
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re: Ever rented a cabin in Arkansas?


You're crazy, there are tons of places to go in AR if you know where to go and you're into backpacking, camping, etc. And if you think you can sufficiently explore the Buffalo in 2-3 days you're not looking/exploring hard enough. You can't touch the surface in that amount of time.





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trillhog
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re: Ever rented a cabin in Arkansas?


no i agree there are ton's of places, but i wouldn't drive from La to do it , i just don't think there's enough at each place to warrant a 3 day trip, besides the buffalo.





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THEdeathvalley
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re: Ever rented a cabin in Arkansas?


Yeah man, go to Hot Springs, Lake Quachita. It's amazing. Cabins right on the lake, and they rent out pontoon boats. We always bring our jetski.





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ShrevetownTiger
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Man there are a lot of places that you can go to in Ar that you could spend a week and still have plenty to see. Eagle Rock Loop trail takes at least 3 days just to hike it. There's the Ouachita trail that overs over 200 miles of hiking trails, the Ozark highland trail that would take a while to hike.

There are many water falls all around the Buffalo river that are a little difficult to get to but well worth the effort. Richland creek wilderness area where the sandcastles are located with several falls in that area that have no trails leading to them and have to be bushwacked to get to. These were recently highlighted in Backpacker magazine as one of the top backpacking spots in the South Central US. LINK

Not to mention all the great lakes that Arkansas has. Too many to mention.

I'm not saying that Arkansas is anything like being in the Rockies or the Appalachians but it's all within driving distance from Louisiana and if you like to be adventurous and explore it's a great place that you could spend years and not see everything.



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CadesCove
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If you trout fish, just go here. We used to rent it for a customer weekend every year. Rebel loves nothing more than trout fishing.

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yellowfin
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quote:

If you trout fish


Spotted Sea Trout


I don't frick with that fresh water trash






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CadesCove
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quote:

Spotted Sea Trout


I understand if your skill set only allows for bobber fishing with your Zebco 33, but you should really try to broaden your horizons.

ETA: And I can't think of much on this planet that is more FaF than fly fishing for real trout. It even trumps offshore, because I have seen many a Geed offshore and have never seen one fly fishing.



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trillhog
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i call them river chickens





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sugatowng
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re: Ever rented a cabin in Arkansas?


Jasper/Ponca area around the Buffalo River





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lsu1982
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Bull Shoals State Park on the White River is pretty sweet. You can also rent a cabin next door at Gaston's, which are pretty nice. Good trout fishing right below the dam.





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CtotheVrzrbck
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where should I go for rafting? nothing crazy, something I could bring my 4 year old on



Start with the best. Upper Buffalo. It gets really low when there's not much rain, after a big rain like we had yesterday it's perfect, but a canoe is what you'll want to take.

The Illinois River north of Tahlequah, OK is a river I've been on a jillion times and it's pretty tame. It can be really fast after flooding rains but we've not had any problems with that in awhile.

Elk River in Noel, MO might get mentioned but I'd pass if you have a 4 yr old. It's a big time party river, and the hispanics are turning it into a bit of a dangerous place. They came for the titties and left stabbing each other.

There's also a really bad bend on the Elk that is disastrous for beginners with kids. I saved 2 kids from drowning there once, their canoe tumped and it's deep, swift and slick and the dad was holding one and the canoe, the mom couldn't stand up and slipped and lost the 2 she was holding. luckily I was able to grab them.

Don't even think about the Mulberry with little kids.

The Spring River out by Hardy/East of Mtn. Home is nice and tame.


The Buffalo would be the spot for me. There's a pretty nice campground with a swimming hole and a 500 ft bluff just off Hwy 7 north of Jasper that is pretty popular and still close to towns. The float is around 7-8 miles so it takes a good part of the day. Boxley and Ponca aren't too far to go check out the Elk, and Hawksbill Crag is close too, so you can hike to check it out.

Current River conditions LINK


If you're thinking about doing the Upper Buffalo, watch the weather and try to come after it rains really good. The limestone fissures drains the river pretty quickly. It's why we have so many caves here too.

and if you're up to it you can go to Zinc north of Harrison and attend a Klan meeting at the Nat'l HQ. I encourage people to go and see how pathetic they really are. Those guys are no threat to anybody.


ETA: bring a GPS there are literally hundreds and hundreds of geocache's out there too.



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yellowfin
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ETA: And I can't think of much on this planet that is more FaF than fly fishing for real trout. It even trumps offshore, because I have seen many a Geed offshore and have never seen one fly fishing.


geeds can't afford to fish offshore


ETA; thanks for all the answers



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