White River in Arkansas

by  guest-paddler

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

I have a waterfront lot on a stretch of the White River between Mtn. View and Batesville, Arkansas. The river is about 200-300 yards wide and flows at the rate of about 3 miles per hour. It is always cool to cold because of the upstream dams. This makes it ideal habitat for rainbow and brown trout.

About 3 miles upriver from me is Martin Access. I usually just put my kayak in there and float down to my lot, fishing along the way. Motorboats can use the river but there are usually few along this stretch.

I have a 12x16' wooden portable building that I use as a primitive cabin. I am extending an invitation for responsible paddlers and campers to use and enjoy this beautiful spot at no charge. Email me for specifics. The lot is in a pasture of several hundred acres. There are mountains on one side and the river on the other.


Cabins and motels in Mtn. View. A great place to listen to local mountain music around the court house square.




From Batesville Arkansas, go north on Hwy 14 about 17 miles to Marcella. Turn right on Partee Ln and go to the river.


Martin Access is about 3 miles north of Partee Rd on Hwy 14.


Mtn. View Chamber of Commerce.

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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