Bayou Chapter – Lower Mountain Fork

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Contact info ;Larry Moore
louisianamoore@gmail.com
Updates on Camping or Day Run will be decided soon.

Day Run on the river will be July 13th

Lower Mountain Fork Paddling & Tubing – Across the Oklahoma line from De Queen Arkansas.
Mark your calendars.

(US259/US 70) then we’ll head out to lead us to the put-in.

Aluminum, fiberglass and wooden boats are not recommended for this river. Also, glass and alcohol are prohibited on the area we will be paddling.

**Important Notice** Because this is a dam controlled river, this trip could be cancelled at the last minute due to water levels/releases. Notice will be sent via this event page and to members at your BCOS yahoo groups e-mail

Lower Mountain Fork Paddling or Tubing – Across the Oklahoma line from DeQueen Arkansas.

Mark your calendars. One Day Run Directions and meet up info:

Meet up at Whataburger 2900 North Market/I-220
Come earlier if you plan on eating. Day Trip Departure time is 7:30 a.m. Sharp for the Caravan to pull-out.

Or if you are up there already we will meet you at 10:00 a.m. Rendezvous at Broken Bow at McDonald’s 513 S. Park (US 259/US 70) then we’ll head out to lead us to the put-in. Take my number down so you can call me.

Aluminum, fiberglass and wooden boats are not recommended for this river. Also, glass and alcohol are prohibited on the area we will be paddling. Leave it in your car. There is a ranger watching you!

Route Directions we will go:
2 h 30 min (157 miles)
via I-49 N to I-30 and US-259 N to US 70
Whataburger
2900 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107
Get on I-49 N in 2
6 min (4.4 mi)
Continue on I-49 N. Take I-30 W to US-82 W in Bowie County. Take exit 199 from I-30 W
1 h 16 min (90.1 mi)
Continue on US-82 W. Take US-259 N to US-70 E in Eagletown
1 h 9 min (62.8 mi)
7122 US-70 to the McDonald’s to meet those who are going up Friday.
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Just wanted to put this out so you may have time to gather anything you need for this river run.

i.e: cooler, PFD, watertight container, dry bag, make a set of spare keys, bungy cords. You can find most all this at Wal-mart, Academy, Bass pro, Dick’s. Be prepared.

Safety Tips
1. No Alcohol- LMF Rules & Regulations (Lower Mountain Fork)

2. Make sure you have a cooler that is contained. Zipper preferably. Just in case you take an unexpected swim and you capsize your kayak or canoe or tube.

3. No glass bottles or containers on the river

4. Secure your personal items such as car keys, purses, glasses (sun-glass strap) in a float-able water tight container.

5. Make sure your hatch is secured and tighten down on your kayak

6. Strap your gear bags or dry bags down or whatever you are hauling with you. Bring some bungy cords or carabiners if you do no have them on your boat already. Or if you rent a boat you may need bungy cords or carabiners.

7. Make sure you have a spare set of car keys preferably hidden down on the under carriage of your car. Just in case you lose yours on the river. We will be a long way away from home. Tow trucks are expensive!
8. You should make sure you have adequate PFD (Personal flotation device) Not required, but preferably worn. This is a moving river.

9. Some may prefer a white-water helmet if you have one. (Not required)

10. Bring plenty of fluid to drink it will be hot and bring something to eat.

OUTFITTERS IN BROKEN BOW:

6770 US-70
Broken Bow, OK 74728
http://ambushcanoerental.com
580) 584-2273

Lucky Dog Resort – Canoe, Kayak & Cabin Rentals
RT 1 Box 550
Broken Bow, OK 74728
http://visitmccurtaincounty..com/directory/lucky-dog-resort-canoes-kayaks
(580) 584-2909

Skippa-Rock River Floats
7036 east highway 70
Broken Bow, OK 74728
https://www.skippa-rock.com

(580) 835-2275

Tree Frog Kayak & Canoe Rental
6768 US-70
Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 314-5093
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