Today, Friday, April 20, 2018, Big Piney Creek is
3.0 on the Long Pool gauge at 8:00 a.m.
Minimum level for the Helton's down run, hard to navigate the Mother at this level due to the amount of rock exposed, paddling the pools and picking your way through the rapids.
Long Pool to Twin Bridges...Fun level, good current, nice waves, more rock showing so more technical, no dragging involved at this level!
Looks like another nice day in store, temperatures in the mid-60's and not as windy! Rain moving in tomorrow afternoon, or tomorrow night, depending on who you watch for the weather! We'll be renting boats for the Long Pool to Twin Bridges run this weekend, going to be too low for the upper run by tomorrow, pretty iffy today! Don't forget, we have all the gear and/or supplies stocked...PFD's, helmets, sprayskirts, dry bags, Pelican boxes, hammocks, soft ice chests, cookies, water shoes, NRS straps, throw bags, snackie cakes, cokes, ice, Croakies & Chums!
We're renting boats daily from 9:00 to 2:00 pm.
Make sure you have the right gear if you choose to get on a creek or river when conditions are less than perfect! The weather conditions on a particular day could increase the risk of hypothermia...no sun, north wind, cold temperature and cold water!
A wetsuit will help, and a nylon paddling jacket & pants to keep the wind from blowing your body heat away, and a hat will make thing more bearable! Polypropylene & fleece are a nice touch!
BE SAFE OUT THERE!
Need some cool/cold weather paddling gear? We have what you need in the store. NRS paddling jackets and pants, neoprene gloves, socks, and booties, dry bags, Pelican boxes in all sizes & colors, NRS & Astral PFD's, NRS straps, and a big selection of canoe & kayak paddles from $20 to $75 in a variety of colors, helmets in a couple of styles and several colors, spray skirts for whitewater and recreational kayaks.
The water is still cold, so dress appropriately...no cotton!
All renters MUST be able to swim!
Big Piney Creek is not for beginners.
Renters must be 18 years of age to rent a boat, unless accompanied in the boat by a parent or legal guardian & have a valid driver's license.
Minimum age: Above Long Pool: 12 years of age, only if in the boat with a parent. Long Pool down: 9 years of age, only if in the boat with a parent.
Age requirements are subject to change, depending on water levels.
Only 2 paddlers per canoe, you CAN NOT put 3 people in the canoes.
No children allowed if creek is 4' or above.
We do NOT rent boats for overnight trips on Big Piney Creek.
All RENTERS must be able to swim, regardless of age.
Sorry, but no DOGS allowed in Moore Outdoors boats or at the campground.
We reserve the right to refuse rental or shuttle to:
... anyone we feel is not experienced enough to be on Big Piney Creek.
...anyone we feel is too intoxicated to be on Big Piney Creek.
...anyone we feel is not physically capable of being on Big Piney Creek.
Our campground is open for business! Remember...NO DOGS! We do not allow dogs at the campground, for several reasons! Please check in at the store before setting up camp! Quiet hours are from midnight until 6:00 am. No loud music or loud talking. Respect & behave! Not many rules, but please follow what we have! Don't make me come over there! :)
Be safe out there!
Helton's Farm/Treat - Long Pool
Minimum level 3' to Max level for rentals 5'
Long Pool to Twin Bridges
Minimum level 1.8 to Max level for rentals 5'
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Helton's to Twin Bridges. Unbelievable how wide Piney Creek is now! Tree at Summer's Bend, just below Crabaugh's Cabin is no longer an issue. All clear as of Friday, April 6, 2018.
LONG POOL to TWIN BRIDGES: On the lower run...
Below Whirly Hole, at the end of the pool that runs along Ladd's Bluff, there is a tree/stump in the current, along the bank on river right. You HAVE to paddle to stay off of it! There have been a couple of close calls & boats left on that tree. YOU NEED TO AVOID TREES IN THE CURRENT AT ALL COSTS! This hazard creates a "strainer" which can be serious. Just as with a colander or a strainer in the kitchen the water runs through it and is very dangerous. You do not want to be washed in to or turn over in to a tree!
at the end of Haystacker Rapid above the bridge there's a tree down in the curve on river right. Just past the cabin that sits high on the bank on river right & just above the bridge. There has been a tree at this same spot for the last few years, they will get washed out and another will fall in. You can get around it, by paddling hard to river left, but again you have to paddle. It will be different, and probably more difficult with the different water levels. The lower the creek gets the harder it is to navigate, all the current is running in to it at lower water.
* Moore Outdoors * 3827 SR 164 W * Dover, Arkansas * 72837 * 479-331-3606 *