Kings River Northwest Arkansas
Posted by starwoodgal on May 26, 2009
Well folks! The warm weather has finally arrived and so has the rain. You have to pick your battles because without the rain showers, this river will dwindle down to small deep pools and lots of areas that are not float-able. We’re grateful for the rain.
The Kings River is located in Northwest Arkansas about an hour from my house. Several miles of secluded river flowing through National forests and private property. You can see lots of wild life and occasional cattle herd drinking from the river. There are several outfitters all along the river where you can rent canoes or kayaks. We purchased our own canoe last year and float quite often on the Kings and Buffalo Rivers.
The boys (husband and son) met the in-laws in Berryville on Saturday morning and did a short float. About 5 miles or so. They had great weather as the rain did not move in until later Saturday night.
I met hubby and the in-laws on Sunday morning and we floated a longer stretch of the river. It rained quite hard on us the last couple of miles, but what’s a little rain if the lightening and thunder stay away.
While the Buffalo National River is very famous, beautiful, and a blast to float, it can be quite crowded as far as rivers go. Especially on holiday weekends. So, if you’re ever in Northwest Arkansas and you’re looking for a quiet less crowded float – check out the Kings River. It is the ‘river less traveled’.
Time to head back to reality and work. Happy Tuesday!