Canoeing the Crooked Creek

A favorite of smallmouth anglers, Crooked Creek offers three separate float trips on its Pyatt to Yellville section

Pyatt to Turkey

This half-day float features rifflies, gravel bars and overhanging limbs. To reach the take-out by car, go east of Snow for about two miles, then turn south off U.S. 62 onto a country road which provides access to the stream.

Turkey to Kelly's Slab

The longest of the three floats along this section of Crooked Creek, also offers good scenery, fast chutes and occasional hazards (willow thickets, flood debris and fallen timber). The take-out point is one mile due west of Yellville at a low-water bridge know locally as "Kelly's Slab."

Kelly's Slab to Yellville

This half-day float is similar to the upper trips, but is a shorter float. The trip concludes on the east side of Hwy. 14 where the City of Yellville has built a public park.