Summary: The Great Eleven Point River Float, 2018

The first annual Great Eleven Point River Float, sponsored by the Randolph County Tourism Association, commenced on the morning of Saturday, June 30th with 9 teams including individuals and families traveling from as far as Houston, Texas; Tupelo, Mississippi; Cape Giradeaux, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee. Three generations of float participants marveled at the beauty of the Eleven Point River and shared stories and fond memories of their time on the river. To participants this event was more than a lazy afternoon on the river. This was an opportunity to share an experience with others.

“Randolph County has so much to offer our own residents as well as travelers from all over. We hope this and other future events will help share all we have to offer with potential tourists,” a spokesperson said.

The trophy and $100 dollar grand prize winning team, awarded to the group with the most attendees, went to The Wild Hogs with 24 floaters. Runners up included The J Team with 17 floaters and River Rats with 15 floaters. In all 116 participants embarked on a four mile float included tubes, canoes, and kayaks along the Eleven Point River exiting at the Dalton Boat Access Ramp behind the Dalton General Store. Special thanks from the Randolph County Tourism Association was expressed to the Kelly King and Chuck King families who made this float possible by offering their riverfront location as a starting point for the float.

Images From Great Eleven Point River Float

We had 116 people participate in our first “Great Eleven Point River Float”. We hope this event grows larger every year!

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Team Wild Hogs with 24 participants
  • J Team came in 2nd with 17
  • River Rats 3rd with 15

Thank you to all 116 participants. Thank you to Chuck and Kelly King and the King family for use of your water frontage for our departure! See you next year!

Here are some photos, compliments of Brian David Perry and Katie Perry. Thanks, folks!

First Day Hike

For those looking to start a New Year’s Resolution on the right foot, we invite you to join the park interpreter January 1st, from 2-4pm for the annual First Day Hike. This year features an exploration of the park’s 2011 land addition. Lower river levels and bare trees will provide unique views of the park that few visitors get to enjoy during warmer months. After the hike, stick around and enjoy some hot cider or hot chocolate by the fire and make some memories with your fellow park enthusiasts.

For more information about this event, please call the park 870-892-4708 or stop by and visit us. Davidsonville is located on Arkansas Highway 166 South, 15 minutes from Pocahontas. The park staff wishes you all happy holidays and hope to see you out at your local state park soon.