05 :34 hrs
Strong River begins in the Bienville National Forest near Morton and flows southwest past Pucket and Mendenhall before joining the Pearl River. Only about a third of its length is floatable from D’Lo Water Park down to the Pearl, and even some of the upper parts are too shallow at times. Most of the time the river is placid and very enjoyable but in extreme water conditions it may be unpredictably raging and dangerous. This stretch beings with a long rapid, then subsides into more quiet, leisurely water for the rest of the trip. Scenic bluffs tower over the south bank about five miles from the start and hundreds of vultures roost around a big old tree nearby. The put-in and take-out are steep and difficult.