Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is home to some of the best whitewater boating in the country. The 152-mile stretch offers something for everybody of all experience levels — from large rapids to calmer stretches of water.
River Outfitters are a popular way for many people to experience a whitewater trip on the Arkansas River. Refer to the River Outfitters page for a list of commercial companies holding AHRA Special Use Agreements for boating, fishing, and other services.
Private Boaters also run the Arkansas. Visit the Private Boaters page for descriptions of Brown’s Canyon and other sections of the Arkansas River that are popular with private and commercial boaters.
River Safety and Flow information is an important part of the whitewater boating experience.
Please review the AHRA River Safety Brochure to prepare for your adventure.