The Arkansas River meanders 1,469 miles eastward through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas before joining the Mississippi River near Napoleon, Ark.
Colorado's Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area includes 150 miles of the Arkansas River near its source. It offers Class II to Class V rapids for whitewater rafting. The recreation area also offers opportunities for rock climbing, fishing, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Visitors can also pan for gold at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.Learn more about The South