Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 12/18 14:32

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
0.03 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
0.03 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L hold USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
2 [2.2, 2.8, 4.8]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L rise USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
4.92 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
1.08 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.08 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L hold USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
2.43 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Fisher's Ford PLAY A rise USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
2.47 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-0.55 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Illinois Bayou II M hold USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
5.63 [6, 7, 8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Lee Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Little Missouri R. II-III S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [4.75, 6, 8]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
3.58 [6, 6.4, 11]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
A
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
5.27 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Richland Cr. III-IV M hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [3, 4, 6]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Rockport PLAY DC hold USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
2.63 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
1.08 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 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
(3918 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L hold USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
2.26 [3.5, 4, 6]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.15 [4, 5.5, 8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Trigger Gap PLAY L hold USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
2.62 [6, 7, 10]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
A
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
2240 [10000, 10500, 15800]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M hold USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
2.61 [4.5, 6, 8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Wister Wave III L hold USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
5.76 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
A
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
2.08 [5, 6, 8]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
B
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
B
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-0.55 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-0.55 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [4, 5, 6.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
4.28 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
B
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7, 8.5, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [11, 12, 15]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [11, 14, 22]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
B+
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
0.03 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
0.03 [5, 6, 8.5]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.04 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10, 13]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 7, 10]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [10, 11, 13]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
5.27 [12, 13, 15]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [12, 16, 25]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [6, 8, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [7, 8.5, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7, 8.5, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [8, 9, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
B+
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
0.03 [4, 5.5, 8]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
C
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.04 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.04 [3.75, 5, 6]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.04 [3.5, 5, 6]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.49 [6, 7.5, 9]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.49 [5, 6, 8]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [14, 18, 24]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
C+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [6, 7.5, 9]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
C+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
1.36 [6, 7, 8.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7, 8.5, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.15 [9, 10.5, 14]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.78 [14, 18, 22]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
C+
E. Fk. White R. II S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.06 [4, 5, 7]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
D
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [6, 7, 9.5]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
D
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7, 8.5, 10]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
D+
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.49 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
3.37 [7, 8, 9]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
D+
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.49 [7, 8, 9.5]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.4 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
12/18 13:30
(1 hr)
D+
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
2.49 [9, 10, 11.5]
12/18 13:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
DeRoach Cr. II-III S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
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
Jimmy Cr. III-IV VS N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Kings R. (upper) III+ S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
N. Fork Blakely Cr. II S N/A none N/A
[0, 0, 0]
N/A F
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
1.08 [8, 10, 14]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
F
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
F
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
6 [8, 9, 10]
12/18 14:15
(0.2 hr)
F
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
1.99 [9, 10, 13]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
F
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
2.29 [13, 14, 16]
12/18 14:00
(0.5 hr)
F




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!