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North Sylamore Creek, Arkansas

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

Designated Reach:

April 22, 1992. From the Clifty Canyon Botanical Area boundary to the confluence with the White River.


Scenic — 14.5 miles; Total — 14.5 miles.

North Sylamore Creek


North Sylamore Creek Management Plan (1.5 MB PDF)

Photo Credit: Robert Duggan/USFS

North Sylamore Creek

North Sylamore Creek is located in Stone County in north-central Arkansas. It flows through the Blanchard Springs Recreation Complex, which provides camping, swimming and hiking, and includes the famous Blanchard Caverns. North Sylamore Creek is a very productive smallmouth bass fishery and supports a high diversity of fish species. Endangered species of bats utilize the stream corridor for foraging.

Several plant species listed as sensitive by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission are located along the stream corridor, with the largest concentrations being within Clifty Canyon Special Interest Area, which lies just north of the river corridor.