While Big Piney Creek doesn't have the towering bluffs of the Buffalo River, it has no shortage of good scenery. The steep hillsides are covered with a mixed hardwood and pine forest and occasionally offer glimpses of deer, turkeys, or even black bears. Along the way floaters will pass an astonishing assortment of rocks--some house-sized--that over the eons have toppled into the stream. In addition, quiet travelers may discover great blue herons, wood ducks, or beavers along their route.