Mulberry River: High Bank to Redding NF campground is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ozark, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for fishing, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking and is best used from April until November.
Mulberry River: High Bank to Redding NF campground, Canoe or white water kayaking is generally a class II or class III water. There are numerous rapids to navigate. The River water level is seasonally variable and is generally only floatable during the spring and fall season. Monitor the water level before making the trip. It can change in 24 hours. The Mulberry River from Wolf Pen, or below, to Turner bend is a fun ride when the water level is about 2.5 to 3.5 feet at the Turner bend river gauge at the link below. Above 3.5 the rapids are washed out and the challenges change. One needs to know what one is doing above 3.5 feet and they quit renting canoes at 4.2 feet even to experts.
Love this section of the river when the rapids are racing!
I love kayaking the Mulberry. Turner Bend is a great outfitter and they make the best sandwiches for your day on the water. Water rises and falls fast so check day of or perhaps evening before float. Again, turner's website will tell you daily levels and experience requirements. ENJOY
Beautiful kayaking spot. We put in at Indian Creek and kayaked down to Redding. It's a good balance between small rapids and leisurly floating. Some areas had more turbulent water and exposed rocks, but it seemed more of an easy float for our group. Definately be careful after a good rain as the river rises quickly. The locals told us a lot of stories about rescues. The local places will shuttle you for a fee and are very friendly and knowledgeable. We had vehicles parked at different places to shuttle ourselves. Nearby: stop at Byrd's Adventure Center and Turner Bend store
I love this float. Wild to mild depending on water Levals. The store at turner bend can help with shuttles
Intended to put in at Wolf Pen access but water was to low, so we put in at High Bank. We camped at Redding, a great little NF campground on the river. The water had some nice class III rapid when we ran it. Highly recommend, just plan your trip carefully as the water levels change rapidly, for either the good or the bad.