Look up the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Buffalo National River East map. They're about $12, but a pretty decent topo of the area. Leatherwood is clearly marked on it.Anyone know how to get to this place? I hunt Sylamore a lot but not this area. I am looking for walk in only access to go scout for black powder season. I have looked all over online and can't find anything about it.
You would be paddling upstream in the Buffalo. Big Creek meets the Buffalo upstream of the White/Buffalo intersection. Unless you are a heck of a paddler...I know this is an old thread, but it's the most informative I have found about the area. I plan to turkey hunt Sylamore and Buffalo National WMAs this Spring and want to get into some remote areas to find less pressured birds. Would it be feasible to kayak the Buffalo from where it meets the White down to the mouth of Big Creek? My hunt will be mid-April. I'm all for adventure, but I only have two days to scout and three to hunt, so I don't want to spend more time fighting the river than I do hunting turkeys.
I kayaked and motored that stretch last year and you'd have to be a heck of a kayaker to do that. I'm assuming you'd put in at Buffalo City. The other thing is you'd be doing a buttload of straight up climbing just to get to where you'd hear a bird. You aren't going to hear many while down in the Buffalo.You would be paddling upstream in the Buffalo. Big Creek meets the Buffalo upstream of the White/Buffalo intersection. Unless you are a heck of a paddler...
During Spring, you should be able to motor up the Buffalo to Big Creek though assuming water is high enough. It usually is during that time of year.