Information on Mulberry R.
Location: Newton, Johnson, and Franklin Co.;
S1: Take Hwy. 23 north of Ozark form I-40. Put-in at Wolf Pen
Recreation Area on NFR 1003 east of Hwy. 23. Take out
at Redding Campground on NFR 1003. (Alternate take out
is Byrd's Campground east of Redding.)
S2: Take out at Hwy. 23 bridge.
S3: Take out at Milton Ford on NFR 1501 west of Hwy 23.
S4: Take out at Hwy. 215 bridge north of Mulberry.
(Alternate take out is dirt road south of Shores L.)
Topo Quad(s): Oark, Yale, Cass, Watula, Cravens, Mountainburg SE
Gradient: S1: 20 fpm
S2 - S4: less than 15 fpm
Length: S1: 15 mi.
S2: 4 mi.
S3: 9 mi.
S4: 20 mi.
Season: SPRING, FALL, WINTER
Gauge: Call the Corps at 501-324-5150 for a reading. Should be
between 2.0 and 5.0 ft. for a safe run. Also call
Turner's Bend Store at 501-667-3641 for a reading.
LINK TO USGS GAUGE
Hazards: minor strainers, fast current
Description: Not enough can be said about this beautiful class II
river in the heart of the Ozarks. I won't attempt to
describe the entire river here, but Kennon's "Ozark
Whitewater" guidebook is a great source for information.
S1 is a bit tougher than the remainder of the river, and
it can approach class III in difficulty in very high water.
Most of the time the river is suitable for beginning
canoeists with some whitewater experience.
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