Photography By Dave Allen, Richard Bernabe, Kurt Budliger, Tim Ernst, John Fielder, Michael Frye, Nate Parker, Ian Plant, Jason Savage And Guy Tal
Big Piney Creek, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas 1 The Big Piney River drains the southern flanks of the Ozarks north of Russellville, and is perhaps the second most scenic drainage in all of Arkansas (second to the Buffalo River). The main river holds many large calm pools in the fall, with cascades in between, and it twists its way through the Ozark National Forest. There are dozens of side creeks with many hidden waterfalls, blufflines and interesting rock formations. The Ozark Highlands National Recreation Hiking Trail crosses the river and runs through the Hurricane Creek Wilderness Area. The Big Piney River is popular with whitewater floaters in the spring, but otherwise the vast scenic area is mostly unknown and un-photographed.
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