Beaver Lake - Beaver Dam Park

10-15 minutes away

Enjoy the area around Beaver Dam or explore a few of the 487 miles of shoreline on this beautiful deep-water lake. Beaver Lake is an ideal location to learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard, relax and catch some rays on the shore, or drop a line for bass, crappie, or catfish from the comfort of your kayak. Pack a lunch and set up at picnic table on one of the many recreational sites that border the lake. The Army Corps of Engineers may require payment of a $5 day-use fee depending on the specific site you choose.

 
 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

 

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The White River

The White River is the closest river to the Float Eureka office in Eureka Springs (just 10-15 minutes away), and it is floatable all season! There are multiple put-in and take-out points on the White River, so you can choose  to spend a full day on the water with a 5 or 8 mile float or just go on a short trip with a great 3 mile option. We'll help you load up your boats at Float Eureka and arrange a shuttle with a third party if you don't have a second vehicle, or we may be able to provide an on-site shuttle service for additional charge with a partner organization where you get a ride to and from the river along with your boats! 

For a detailed map showing special regulated fishing areas as well as put-in and take-out locations, visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission website here. In the mood to do some fishing? Check out trout fishing regulations below Beaver Dam by clicking here.

Dam Site Park to Bertrand Launch Ramp (3 mile float)

A nice, short float that can be finished in as little as an hour or as long as three hours depending on your pace and whether the dam is generating. With great fishing, beautiful scenery, and easy access to town, this is a terrific option for a short morning or afternoon float, if you don't want to spend the entire day out on the water.   

Access our trip guides on the right-hand side of the page for all the info you'll need for a great adventure!

 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need help getting there? Check the map below for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need help getting there? Check the map below for navigation. 


 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need help getting there? Check the map below for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need help getting there? Check the map below for navigation. 

Bertrand Launch Ramp to Houseman Access (5 mile float)

An even lower and slower stretch of the river, bring your fishing pole because the pools get deeper and the river gets wider as it begins to back up into Table Rock Lake. Like the upper stretch, the water stays clear and cold year-long.  A bit longer float if you’d like to relax and spend more time on the water.  

 

Float both of the above sections back-to-back from Dam Site Park to Houseman Access for a full-day 8 mile float on the White River that covers some beautiful scenery and terrific fishing habitat.  


Beaver Lake - Hogscald Hollow

20 minutes away

Folks have been coming to Hogscald Hollow for hundreds (if not thousands!) of years to enjoy the nature beauty of this area. This is where the locals go to visit Beaver Lake. Be prepared to drive several miles down an Arkansas gravel road and maybe miss a turn or two along the way, but once you arrive, the destination will be worth the journey.  Gorgeous bluffs, water-dependent waterfalls, and an abundance of natural scenery characterize this remote area.  

 
 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

 

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The Kings River

Rockhouse to Trigger Gap

25 minutes away, 7.7 mile float

Start early because this is a full-day float. Great bluff formations, easy Class I-II rapids, nice deep pools, and abundant gravel bars define this stretch of the river. It’s not uncommon to see deer, beavers, waterfowl, and many species of fish, including smallmouth bass. Swim, fish, and easily spend a long day on this serene, relatively lazy stretch of river. This trip is water-level dependent and more likely to be higher in the spring than late summer, so ask our staff if the water level is appropriate. Some photos displayed below are from the upper Kings on the Marble to Marshall Ford stretch of the river. If you are adeventurous and the water level is right, we can provide you information about this trip as well! Run your own shuttle or park at the take-out and pay for a $25 shuttle with either Trigger Gap Outfitters or Kings River Outfitters.   

 
 
 
 
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Black Bass Lake
 

4 minutes away

Eureka's hidden gem. A small, serene, 9 acre lake located within city limits and less than 5 minutes away from our office. Features several miles of hiking trails and in-town fishing. Great for a close 1/2 day adventure - spend some time on the water and then hike around the lake. Aquatic vegetative growth accelerates as the temperatures rise in late summer. Visit Eureka Springs Trails to learn more about the hiking opportunities surrounding the lake. 

 
 
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Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

 
Lake Leatherwood

7 minutes away

Lake Leatherwood, Eureka’s largest city park, features more than 1,600 acres, 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, and an 85-acre spring-fed lake. Lake Leatherwood is a top recommendation--it’s very close to town, but feels like it’s miles away. Put your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard in at the boat ramp and paddle down to the limestone dam and back for a great, scenic little voyage. With abundant fishing and hiking opportunities, Lake Leatherwood is large enough to easily spend a half or a full day exploring the area.

Visit Eureka Springs Trails to learn more about the hiking opportunities surrounding the lake. 

 
 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

 
 

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War Eagle Creek

35 minutes away; Hwy 412 to Hwy 23 (5 mile float)

Known as the “Little Buffalo,” the bluffs and scenery on this stretch of War Eagle Creek can’t be beat. There may be no better combination of beautiful wilderness and convenience to Eureka Springs, so plan to spend an entire day on this great float. The shuttle only takes 5 minutes and passes by a Walmart in case you forgot the snacks or your fishing pole. This trip is water-level dependent, and more likely to be higher in the spring than late summer, so ask our staff if the water level is appropriate. Withrow Springs State Park offers a shuttle service, just call 479-559-2593.   

 
 Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

Click the image to download a trip guide with the details you need to plan your adventure! Need more help getting there? Check the map for navigation. 

 

Check out the photos below for a preview of this location!

Rachel Spencerrivers, war eagle