Fourche Creek

Oct 16, 2013

Fourche Creek near Hindman Park

Fourche Creek flows from Ferndale, to Southwest Little Rock, through the heart of the state's capital, past the airport and into the Arkansas River.

Due to its unique placement, passing through three of the state's major ecoregions, the character of Fourche Creek changes dramatically over its relatively short length.

Upstream, the creek is clear with a gravel bottom and lined with river birch, box elder, sycamore, and pines.

Downstream, the creek becomes quite sinuous and takes on more of a swampy, bayou feel as you pass under towering bald cypress and silver maples.

The most popular access points for floating the creek are at Hindman Park, Benny Craig, and Interstate Park.

Maps and more information on Fourche Creek can be found at