Big Piney Creek Article

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Big Piney Creek
Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - location Ozark National Forest, Newton County, Arkansas
 - coordinates 35°45′24″N 93°26′34″W / 35.75675°N 93.44268°W / 35.75675; -93.44268 [2]
 - elevation2000 ft [1]
Mouth 
 - location Lake Dardanelle, Johnson County, Arkansas
 - coordinates 35°20′34″N 93°19′44″W / 35.34286°N 93.32879°W / 35.34286; -93.32879
BIG PINEY CREEK Latitude and Longitude:

35°20′34″N 93°19′44″W / 35.34286°N 93.32879°W / 35.34286; -93.32879
[2]
 - elevation338 ft
Length70.8 miles (113.9 km)
TypeScenic
DesignatedApril 22, 1992

Big Piney Creek is a river located in Ozark National Forest in the state of Arkansas. It is a tributary of the Arkansas River and therefore part of the Mississippi River watershed. Managed by the United States Forest Service, it flows for 70.8 miles (113.9 km) [3] through Pope, Johnson and Newton counties. [2] The headwaters of the creek are in a rugged, remote area just east of Arkansas Route 21 south of the community of Fallsville [1] and the mouth of the creek empties into Lake Dardanelle on the Arkansas River. [4]

The creek is known among kayakers and canoers for its moderately challenging Class II to Class III rapids. Although much of the land adjacent to the creek is privately owned, the Forest Service operates two campgrounds, Haw Creek Falls and Long Pool, for visitors. [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Fallsville, Arkansas, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1967 (1978 rev.)
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Piney Creek
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 3, 2011
  4. ^ Delaware, Arkansas, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1962 (1975 rev.)
  5. ^ Paddler's guide