Post by kellispicer on Feb 12, 2009 21:55:12 GMT -6
Help. Last year we visited the Current River for the first time. We stayed at Pulltite and floated from Akers Ferry to Pulltite one day. We love that area and especially how wonderful the river was in the Upper Current. Also the river at a campsite at Pulltite was perfect for everyone and the kids too. They played in the river constantly. It was pristine and beautiful. This year we plan to pull our camper, last year we tent camped. We are having trouble determining where to camp with the RV that will be as wonderful as our first experience. We are looking at Round Spring or possibly and this is where the big ? is. Big Spring in Van Buren. My concern is, Is the river a wonderful in that area, will it be as beautiful and pristine. We are not looking for a "beach" style area at the river.Any advise or suggestions?
Post by Steve King (Admin) on Feb 15, 2009 21:58:38 GMT -6
My 2 cents would say that if you loved the upper Current River around Pulltite or Round Spring, then you will be let down with Big Spring due to the fact that the river is much wider and more travelled there (even with motor boats). Big Spring is pretty, don't get me wrong, it's just the river itself and the congestion isn't the same as up near Pulltite and Round Spring (night and day comparison). However, I am biased and partial to the upper Current though.
Personally, I would stay at Pulltite or Round Spring for the upper-middle section of the Current River. Resource pages are at:
Round Spring is a larger area for camping and like Pulltite, has a spring to visit and river access nearby.
Stay tuned for 2010's RV trip, because the brand new Current River State Park ( www.CurrentRiverStatePark.com ) will hopefully be opening then and that will be the best thing in that area next to Montauk State Park ( www.MontaukPark.com ) at the headwaters of the Current River. Current River State Park will be located between Pulltite and Round Spring. If you float and want to avoid the crowds, then try to avoid Saturdays on the river between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is the only day that reservations are required for a canoe by the outfitters due to the crowds. However, crowds have died down a bit in the past few years due to stricter enforcements on the river. ;D