Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 02/22 12:28

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Wister Wave III L fall USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
32.55 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L fall USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
12.38 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L fall USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
12.42 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L fall USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
9.38 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Rockport PLAY DC down USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
10.41 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
A
Illinois Bayou II M fall USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
11.67 [6, 7, 8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M fall USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
14.14 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
6.03 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M fall USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
10.21 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
B
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Fisher's Ford PLAY A fall USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
6.55 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
6.03 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L fall USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
6.95 [3.5, 4, 6]
02/22 10:45
(1.7 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L fall USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
8.62 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L fall USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
6.06 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S fall USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
12.38 [8, 10, 14]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
F
Sugar Cr. II-III M fall USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
7.91 [5, 6, 8]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
C
E. Fk. White R. II S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [4, 5, 7]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
D
Meadow Cr. III+ VS fall USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
14.14 [12, 13, 15]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
B+
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L fall USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
5.04 [3.0, 3.7, 6.3]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
A
Archey Cr. II+ M fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
6.03 [4, 5.5, 8]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Jack Cr. II-III S fall USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
7.91 [6, 7.5, 9]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
C
Trigger Gap PLAY L fall USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
7.82 [6, 7, 10]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
A
Frog Bayou II L fall USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
3.64 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Lee Cr. II+ M fall USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
A
Pine Cr. OK III+ M fall USGS: Pine Creek at Eubanks, OK
8.86 [7.5, 8.0, 9.0]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
A
Little Missouri R. II-III S fall USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
6.01 [4.75, 6, 8]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Richland Cr. III-IV M fall USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [3, 4, 6]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Baker Cr. II-IV S fall USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
6.06 [5, 6, 8]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
B
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
6.03 [5, 6, 8.5]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L fall USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
White R., West Fork I-II M fall USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
5.97 [4.5, 6, 8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Spadra Cr. III+ M fall USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
5.35 [4, 5.5, 8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Shoal Cr. III VS fall USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
7.91 [7, 8, 9.5]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS fall USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
7.91 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [6, 7, 10]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [6, 7, 10]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [6, 8, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Haw Cr. II+-III VS fall USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
6.03 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
B+
Falling Water Cr. III S fall USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [4, 5, 6.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B
Saint Francis R. (MO) II-IV L hold USGS: St. Francis River near Roselle
3.23 [3, 4, 8]
N/A A
Camp Cr. IV+ S fall USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
6.01 [6, 7.5, 9]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
C+
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S fall USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Salt Fork II-III S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [7, 8.5, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
7.53 [8, 9, 10]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
F
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
Blackburn Cr. II-III S fall USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
B
Clear Cr. II-III S fall USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
3.64 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
B
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [7.5, 9, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS fall USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
6.01 [7, 8, 9]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
D+
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
7.91 [9, 10, 11.5]
02/22 11:45
(0.7 hr)
D+
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.22 [3.5, 5, 6]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC fall USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
4.68 [6, 6.4, 11]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
A
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
3.64 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
B
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [8, 9, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
6.01 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
B
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.22 [3.75, 5, 6]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
4.23 [6, 7, 8.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [6, 7, 9.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
D
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [8.5, 10, 13]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
6.99 [9, 10, 13]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
F
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.22 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7, 8.5, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7, 8.5, 10]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7, 8.5, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7, 8.5, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
2.22 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
4.22 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
D+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [10, 11, 13]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
5.35 [9, 10.5, 14]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
C+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
6.59 [11, 12, 15]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
B+
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
F
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [11, 14, 22]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [12, 16, 25]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
B+
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [14, 18, 24]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
5.86 [14, 18, 22]
02/22 11:15
(1.2 hr)
C+
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
4.31 [13, 14, 16]
02/22 11:00
(1.4 hr)
F
Tulsa Wave III DC hold USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
569 [10000, 10500, 15800]
02/22 11:30
(0.9 hr)
A
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




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!