Arkansas and Oklahoma canoe and kayak adventure on the rivers in the Ouachita Mountains
Caddo River

Your Ouachita Mountain River Adventure Begins Here!

Arkansas and Oklahoma canoe and kayak adventure on the rivers in the Ouachita Mountains


The Caddo River begins in Montgomery County, and ends at the entry of Degray Lake providing 40 miles of floatable river with most of the river being fairly calm with some class 1 & II rapids.  Great for family adventure.  Never far from civilization the river runs close to or through Black Springs, Norman, Caddo Gap, Glenwood and Amity on its way to the backwaters of De Gray Lake.  There are numerous access points with shuttle routes on mostly paved roads. 

Put-in Take-out Points

  • Bridge west of Norman, Arkansas
  • Low-water bridge west of Caddo Gap
  • Low-water bridge on Arkansas Hwy. 182 north of Amity
  • Arkansas Hwy. 84 bridge northeast of Amity


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