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County: Pulaski
Access:

Little Maumelle River Water Trail Pinnacle Mountain State Park Access
GPS Coordinates: 
UTM-- 15S 0546525, 3855268  

Driving Directions:
From Arkansas Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) in west Little Rock, turn on Arkansas Highway 300. Travel 2 miles and turn right at the Pinnacle Mountain State Park entrance. Continue .25 miles through the park to the boat launch.


Two Rivers Park Access
GPS Coordinates: 
UTM-- 15S 0554978, 3851896  

Driving Directions:
From Arkansas Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) in west Little Rock, turn north on Pinnacle Valley Road. After crossing the Little Maumelle River, continue straight on County Farm Road to Two Rivers Park Road and veer right. Continue through the park to the boat launch.


River Mountain Park Access
GPS Coordinates: 
UTM-- 15S 0556226, 3850931  

Driving Directions:
From Arkansas Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) in west Little Rock, turn north on River Mountain Road. Travel 1 mile, cross the railroad tracks and continue straight to the boat launch.

Description:

Little Maumelle River Water Trail Water Trail Length
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Access to Two Rivers Park Access: 8.2 river miles. 
The Little Maumelle River flows east to the Arkansas River. 

Towering cypress trees, sprawling American lotus and solitude near the city draw paddlers and anglers to the Little Maumelle River. 

The Little Maumelle River is free of rapids, although high water can create dangerous conditions around trees. At normal water level, paddling downstream and returning is an option from Pinnacle Mountain State Park Access. From Two Rivers Park Access or River Mountain Park Access, paddling upstream is an option. Contact Pinnacle Mountain State Park for guided float trips, and canoe and kayak rentals. 

Alert
The Little Maumelle River-Arkansas River confluence just west of the Interstate 430 bridge can be dangerous during high flow. 

A group of kayakers on the Little Maumelle River Water Trail Wildlife
Watch for wading birds, ospreys, bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, migrating waterfowl and warblers. Beavers, white-tailed deer, raccoons and opossums are common along the water. Harmless broadbanded water snakes, an occasional alligator and several species of turtles live along the river. 

Fishing
Anglers go for largemouth and spotted bass, crappie and bream. Minnows, jigs, spinners and light line are recommended. Fish for catfish on the bottom with worms, minnows and stink baits. Check Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fishing regulations. 

Camping
Hidden among the cypress trees, not far from the banks of the Nature Conservancy in Arkansas’s William Kirsch Preserve at Ranch North Woods, floats a new camping platform. This is a spot for paddlers to stop for the night and experience solitude, stars and the sounds of nature. The platform is available by reservation only. To request a reservation, click here.  

Don’t Get a Ticket 
According to Arkansas law, children 12 and under must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and anyone on a boat must have one ready to use. Vessels 16 feet and longer must have a throwable life preserver (type IV) aboard. Glass containers are illegal in boats such as canoes and kayaks that can be swamped easily. Paddlers must securely fasten cooler lids, and use attached mesh litter bags and floating holders for beverages. 

Emergency Contacts 
Pulaski County EMS 911 
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office 501-945-1268  
Wildlife Hotline 800-440-1477 
Pinnacle Mountain State Park 501-868-5806 
Pinnacle Mountain State Park (emergency) 501-367-0064