A smallmouth bass fisherman can find happiness in the excellent fishing in Marion County's Crooked Creek. However, Crooked Creek has notable seasonal fluctuations as a floating stream. The Pyatt-to-Yellville section is floatable only in the spring. Toward the end of this stretch, inside the town of Yellville, there is a city park with public access for canoes and other boats, a walking track, and ball fields. The stretch between Flippin and the White River is rarely floatable and has been described as "extremely rugged."