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Apple Lake Boat Access 5336 U.S. 70, Brinkley, AR, United States

*Self-supported: you are responsible for your own river transportation (kayak, paddle, canoe and all support gear, etc.) Night in DeValls Bluff - Friday 14th Admission to a community event Friday night will be inside 106 South Main in downtown DeValls Bluff. We will have food provided by a local restaurant and music by local artists. […]

Saline River Canoe Race

Lyle Park 2 Rivercrest Cir, Benton, AR, United States

Benton Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Saline River Canoe Race & Family Festival in partnership with Saline River Canoe. This event hasn’t been hosted since 2018 and we are making a comeback! Custom trophies, medals, and shirts for participants.

School of Whitewater Paddling

Turner Bend Campground 20034 AR-23, Ozark, AR, United States

Planning for the 2023 ACC School of Whitewater Paddling event is well underway.  Registration opens March 1, 2023 here on our website.  Look for a link on our homepage.     When:  May 5- May 7, 2023 Where:  The Mulberry River, based at Turner Bend's Round the Bend campground Turner Bend is a private outfitter and store on the Mulberry River […]

Stand Up Paddleboard surfing lessons

Siloam Springs Kayak Park 19253 Fisher Ford Rd, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

Surfing lessons at Siloam Springs Kayak Park! These lessons will be on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer in 2023. It’s strongly suggested to take an ACA L2 SUP lesson first. We will not be teaching strokes or standing on the board in this course, if you sign up without these skills you won’t get as […]

School of River Paddling

Gypsy Camp & Canoe 20271 State Hwy 59, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

Goals of the School of River Paddling The goals and objectives of the School are to provide participants an opportunity to: Feel safer and have more fun on moving water Recognize typical river hazards and options for dealing with them Improve fundamental paddling skills of: Balance Boat edging Basic body mechanics Paddling strokes for power […]

Central Arkansas Boatball

Lake Nixon 18500 Cooper Orbit Rd, Little Rock, AR, United States

Central Arkansas Boatball June 13th @ Lake Nixon. 6:30 pm start. Arkansas Canoe Club membership required (https://arkansascanoeclub.com/Join-us) PFD required helmet required Boatball BOATBALL, a new game! By Sonny Salomon To explain what boatball is, first, understand what it's not. It's not kayak polo. Although that is what Memphis boaters called it when they started, it […]

Whitewater Safety for paddlers

Ouachita River Whitewater Park 904 Riverview Dr,, Malvern

ACA L4 SWR curriculum. You’ve asked for it so here it is! Whitewater safety courses in the summer & in central Arkansas. Here’s what you can look forward to: This two day course will be an action packed, and fun filled weekend! Our ACA certified instructor & helpers has a wealth of knowledge to pass […]

Paddle Party

Gypsy Camp & Canoe 20271 State Hwy 59, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (NWALT) announced today that it will host its second annual Paddle Party fundraiser on Saturday, July 15, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Gypsy Camp and Canoe located at 20271 S Highway 59, Siloam Springs, AR. The floating fundraiser aims to raise $30,000 for NWALT’s mission of protecting the […]

Beaver Lake Tail Water Race

Riverview Resort 17939 Hwy 62 W, Eureka Springs, AR, United States

This is a canoe and Kayak race on the White River from the base of Beaver Dam in Eureka Springs AR to the Golden Gate Bridge in Beaver, Arkansas. The main event and race will be 13 miles from the dam to the Golden Gate Bridge. There is a shorter 5 Mile option to race […]


Kayak paddling clinic with ACA certified instructors

Lake Nixon 18500 Cooper Orbit Rd, Little Rock, AR, United States

Are you new to kayaking or want to try it? Maybe you've never had any actual instruction? This is a great, controlled environment (vs moving water) to get comfortable in a kayak and learn basic paddling strokes. Bring your kayak or borrow one from a friend (no gear will be provided) and spend Tuesday evening, […]

Fall Whitewater Safety Course

Siloam Springs Kayak Park 19253 Fisher Ford Rd, Siloam Springs, AR, United States

ACA L4 SWR curriculum at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park. This course will be geared towards the cold-weather paddler, that paddles year around in the Ozarks. Kayaks, Canoes, Rafts & Stand Up Paddleboards are welcome. arkansasoutdooroutfitters@yahoo.com. or sign up on this link. https://book.peek.com/.../p_zy8xk--ad41a586-30f6-41e9... This two-day course will be an action-packed, and fun-filled weekend! Our ACA-certified instructors […]