Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 10/22 05:09

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.12 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [14, 18, 24]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L rise USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
2.22 [2.2, 2.8, 4.8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L fall USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
4.87 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L rise USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
C+
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.12 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
DeRoach Cr. II-III S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L hold USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
2.37 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
A
E. Fk. White R. II S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [4, 5, 7]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [3.75, 5, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [4, 5, 6.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [11, 12, 15]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Fisher's Ford PLAY A rise USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
2.58 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.11 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Galla Cr. III-IV VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Graves Cr. III+ (IV+) VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [11, 14, 22]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B+
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
-0.02 [5, 6, 8.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
B+
Illinois Bayou II M hold USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
5.21 [6, 7, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [3.5, 5, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
Jimmy Cr. III-IV VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.54 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Kings R. (upper) III+ S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Lee Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10, 13]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Little Missouri R. II-III S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [4.75, 6, 8]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
3.66 [6, 6.4, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [10, 11, 13]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.88 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
4.88 [12, 13, 15]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [12, 16, 25]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 8, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L rise USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L rise USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
N. Fork Blakely Cr. II S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6, 7, 9.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
0.95 [8, 10, 14]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
F
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [3, 4, 6]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Rockport PLAY DC hold USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
2.66 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
0.99 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
A
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
07/08 09:30
(2539.6 hr)
A
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7, 8, 9]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
D+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [7, 8, 9.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
4.09 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
B
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
2.16 [3.5, 4, 6]
10/22 03:45
(1.4 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.2 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8, 9, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
C
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.31 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
B+
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6.1 [8, 9, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
F
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.31 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Trigger Gap PLAY L hold USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
2.59 [6, 7, 10]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
A
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
3000 [10000, 10500, 15800]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.43 [9, 10, 11.5]
10/22 04:45
(0.4 hr)
D+
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.2 [9, 10.5, 14]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.56 [14, 18, 22]
10/22 04:15
(0.9 hr)
C+
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
2.23 [9, 10, 13]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
White R., West Fork I-II M hold USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
2.55 [4.5, 6, 8]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
2.38 [13, 14, 16]
10/22 04:00
(1.1 hr)
F
Wister Wave III L hold USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
6.35 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
10/22 04:30
(0.6 hr)
A




Key


Name: Name of the river/creek/run. Linked to a detailed description.

Class: International classification/rating for the creek at optimal levels. At higher levels, the creek may be more difficult than this rating indicates!

Size: approximate stream/watershed size. Refer to the chart below for details:
SizeWidth (ft)Watershed (sq mi)Rain Rate (in/hr)Window
XS< 20< 11.53-6 hrs
VS20-301-41.06-12 hrs
S30-404-100.751 day
M40-7510-250.51-2 days
L> 75> 250.22-5 days
H> 150> 750.15+ days
DCN/AN/AN/ADam Controlled - Check Schedule!
AN/AN/AN/AAlways Runs
Note: Window is the typical time to reach "too low" levels without further precipitation.

Level: current stream level and trend. Refer to the chart below for details:
Color/CodeLevelDescription
XToo LowCreek is too low for fun paddling.
LLowCreek is low but paddlable. May have to drag/portage in places.
OOptimalCreek is perfect for paddling. The ratings listed are for this range.
HHigh/FloodCreek is high and potentially very dangerous. Many more hazards are present in this range and ratings typically are tougher than what is listed.
Note: Trend arrows indicate whether the creek is falling or rising.

Ref. Gauge: The on-line gauge that the level is based on, linked to the page for the actual gauge. The line below starts with the current level/flow reading for the gauge and then the Too Low, Optimal, and High/Flood divisions for the described creek. (E.g.: "3.63 [2.3, 3.5, 6.3]" would mean that the gauge is currently at 3.63 feet and that the creek is too low below 2.3, low between 2.3 and 3.5, optimal between 3.5 and 6.3, and high/flood over 6.3, so the creek is currently at the low end of optimal level.) The value for the current level is also linked to a history of recent levels and notes about the interpretation of the levels.

Time: The time the last gauge reading was taken and the number of hours since that reading. Remember that for streams of the XS, VS, and S variety, a reading that is a few hours old may not reflect the current stream flow. The color of the text also indicates how old the reading is: green = < 1.5 hrs ; blue = 1.5 - 3.0 hrs ; yellow = 3.0 - 10.0 hrs ; red = > 10 hrs.

C.Q.: Correlation Quality - how well the gauge is correlated to the creek. Refer to the chart below for details:
C.Q.Explanation
AExcellect correlation. Gauge is on the creek near the run.
A+Gauge is on a small creek and should be rising for a good run.
BGood correlation. Creek is an upstream tributary to the gauged creek.
B+Creek is a small upstream tributary to the gauged creek. Gauge should be rising.
CFair correlation. Creek is in a nearby watershed or is a downstream tributary to the gauged creek.
C+Same as C, but creek is small and gauge should be rising.
DPoor correlation. Creek is weakly correlated to the gauge. If rain is widespread, correlation may be good.
D+Same as D, but creek is small and gauge should be rising.
FNo/Unknown correlation. This is a wild guess at best. More information would be appreciated!