VIDEO: Paddlers go with flow on high War Eagle

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Bluffs are numerous along the War Eagle River as it meanders through forest and fields. Alan Bland of Rogers fishes during a lunch stop last month.

Expect the unexpected during a wet summer like this one when it comes to an Ozarks float trip.

Morning fog shrouds the War Eagle River about a mile upstream from the War Eagle Mill. The War Eagle is a tributary of Beaver Lake.

Float the War Eagle

A popular section for floating on the War Eagle River is the 4.5-mile trip from U.S. 412 to Withrow Springs State Park. The river is Class I, suitable for beginners. Put-in is at the old Arkansas 68 bridge, near U.S. 412. Take-out is at the Arkansas 23 bridge in the park.

Withrow Springs State Park offers canoe rental and shuttle service April through June.

Information: Withrow Springs State Park, 479-559-2593. Beaver Watershed Alliance, 479-750-8007.

Source: Staff report

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