Ozark Creek Information Summary

Last Page Update: 10/18 22:18

Name Rating Size Level Ref. Gauge Time C.Q. Photos
Wister Wave III L rise USGS: Poteau River near Panama, OK
18.89 [11.5, 12.5, 13.5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Tulsa Wave III DC fall USGS: Arkansas River at Tulsa, OK
57500 [10000, 10500, 15800]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Cadron Cr. I-II+ L fall USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
3.19 [1.5, 2.0, 6]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Dragover (Ouachita R.) I-II L fall USGS: Ouachita River nr Mount Ida
4.39 [2.75, 3.5, 6.5]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
A
Lower Saline R. (Play Waves) PLAY DC hold USGS: Saline River nr Dierks
7.15 [6, 6.4, 11]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Caddo R. I-II L fall USGS: Caddo R. nr Caddo Gap
5.76 [5.3, 5.75, 7.25]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
A
Illinois Bayou II M fall USGS: Illinois Bayou nr Scottsville
6.66 [6, 7, 8]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
South Fourche Lafave R. II+ L fall USGS: South Fourche LaFave nr Hollis
3.88 [3.5, 4, 6]
10/18 20:45
(1.5 hr)
A
Fisher's Ford PLAY A hold USGS: Illinois R. nr Siloam Springs
2.46 [2.1, 3.7, 5]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (blw Longpool) I-II L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.45 [1.2, 2.0, 5.0]
10/18 21:45
(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
(2460.8 hr)
A
Cossatot R. II-IV L hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
3.01 [3, 3.4, 5.5]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
A
Rockport PLAY DC down USGS: Ouachita R. bl Remmel Dam
4.4 [4.5, 6.0, 7.0]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
A
Mulberry R. (below Hwy 23) I-II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [1.7, 2.3, 5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
South Fork Little Red R. I-III M hold USGS: S Fk Little Red R. at Clinton
5.19 [5.5, 6.5, 8.0]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
B
Mulberry R. (above Hwy 23) II L hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [1.9, 2.8, 5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (below Ponca) I-II L hold USGS: Buffalo R. at Ponca
2.6 [3.0, 3.7, 6.3]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
A
Little Missouri R. II-III S fall USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
4.27 [4.75, 6, 8]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Big Piney Cr (abv Longpool) II+ L hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.45 [2.0, 3.0, 5.0]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
A
Pine Cr. OK III+ M hold USGS: Pine Creek at Eubanks, OK
6.73 [7.5, 8.0, 9.0]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
A
Richland Cr. III-IV M fall USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [3, 4, 6]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
A
Sugar Cr. II-III M hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.92 [5, 6, 8]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
C
Spadra Cr. III+ M hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.66 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
M. Fork Little Red R. II+ M hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
7.15 [8.5, 9.5, 11]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Roger's Private Idaho II L hold USGS: Strawberry R. nr Poughkeepsie
1.13 [2.5, 3.7, 6]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Buffalo R. (Boxley Valley) II L hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [3.7, 4.2, 5.8]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Camp Cr. IV+ S hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
4.27 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
C+
White R., West Fork I-II M hold USGS: West Fork White River nr Fay
2.64 [4.5, 6, 8]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Falling Water Cr. III S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [4, 5, 6.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
B
Baker Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Cossatot R. at Vandervoort
3.01 [5, 6, 8]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
B
Jack Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.92 [6, 7.5, 9]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
C
Lee Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [4.5, 5.5, 9]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
A
Illinois R. (Hogeye Run) II+ S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.29 [3.5, 5, 6]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C
Tanyard Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Spavinaw Creek near Cherokee
5.63 [8, 9, 10]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
F
Bobtail Cr. III-IV+ S hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [4.5, 6.5, 8]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
B+
E. Fk. White R. II S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [4, 5, 7]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
D
Fall Cr. II-IV S hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.29 [3.75, 5, 6]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C
Archey Cr. II+ M hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.45 [4, 5.5, 8]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
C
Trigger Gap PLAY L hold USGS: Kings R. nr Berryville
3.28 [6, 7, 10]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
A
Saline R. II-III VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
4.27 [7, 8, 9]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
D+
Hailstone Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [4.8, 5.3, 6.5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
A
Shoal Cr. III VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.92 [7, 8, 9.5]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
D+
Frog Bayou II L hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.15 [2.0, 2.7, 4.3]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
A
Crooked Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Little Missouri R. nr Langley
4.27 [7.5, 9.5, 11]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
B
Gutter Rock Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.92 [7.2, 8.5, 10]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
D+
Hurricane Cr. (Newton) II+-III S hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.45 [5, 6, 8.5]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
B+
Jordan Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.29 [5.0, 6.5, 8.0]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
EFLB III-IV (V) S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [5.8, 6.5, 9]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C
Bear Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
C+
Big Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
B+
Boss Hollow IV-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
C+
Falls Br. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
C+
Left Hand Prong II-IV VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
C+
Long Branch (EFLB) III-V XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
C+
Long Devils Fork Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
B+
Sulphur Cr. IV-V+ XS hold USGS: Richland Cr. at Witts Springs
2.07 [6, 7, 8.5]
10/18 15:30
(6.8 hr)
B+
Osage Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [6, 7, 9.5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
D
Haw Cr. II+-III VS hold USGS: Big Piney Cr at Hwy 164 nr Dover
1.45 [5.5, 7.0, 10]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
B+
Blackburn Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [6.5, 7.8, 10]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
B
Ellis Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Baron Fork at Dutch Mills
1.29 [5.5, 6.5, 8]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C
Hurricane Cr. (Franklin) II+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [6, 7, 10]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Little Mulberry Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [6, 7, 10]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Mill Cr. II-III+ S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [6, 8, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Beech Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [6.5, 8.5, 10]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Stepp Cr. III-IV+ VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [6.5, 7.5, 10]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C+
Possum Walk Cr. IV-V (P) S hold USGS: Cadron Cr. nr Guy
3.19 [8, 10, 14]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
F
Meadow Cr. III+ VS hold USGS: Middle Fork nr Shirley
7.15 [12, 13, 15]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
B+
Rattlesnake Cr. IV (V) XS hold USGS: Jack Cr. at Winfrey
[5, 6, 7.5]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
F
Adkins Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Boulder Cr. IV-V+ (P) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7, 8.5, 10]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
D+
Smith Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Thomas Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C+
Upper Upper Shoal Cr. III+ XS hold USGS: Dutch Cr. at Waltreak
3.92 [9, 10, 11.5]
10/18 21:45
(0.5 hr)
D+
Salt Fork II-III S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [7, 8.5, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Mystery Cr. IV+ (V) VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C+
Shop Cr. III-V VS hold USGS: Buffalo at Boxley
1.97 [7.5, 8.5, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
D+
Clear Cr. II-III S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.15 [4.5, 5.5, 7.5]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
B
Little Mill Cr. III-IV S hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [7.5, 9, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Rock Cr. II-III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [7.5, 9, 11.5]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Cedar Cr. II+ S hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Rudy
-1.15 [5.0, 6.0, 7.5]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
B
West Horsehead Cr. III-IV+ XS hold USGS: Spadra Cr. at Clarksville
2.66 [9, 10.5, 14]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
C+
Spirits Cr. III VS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [8, 9, 11]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
White R., Middle Fork II S hold USGS: White R. near Fayetteville
2.45 [9, 10, 13]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
F
Little Mill Cr., W. Fk. III+ (IV) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [8.5, 10, 13]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Mormon Cr. IV (IV+) XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [8.5, 10.5, 12]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
M. Fork Little Mill Cr. III-IV XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [10, 11, 13]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Hart Cr. III-IV (V) VS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [11, 14, 22]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
B+
Fern Gulley IV-V XS hold USGS: Mulberry R. nr Mulberry
1.55 [11, 12, 15]
10/18 21:30
(0.8 hr)
B+
Micro Cr. III XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [12, 16, 25]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
B+
White Rock Cr. III-IV VS hold USGS: Frog Bayou at Winfrey
2.51 [13, 14, 16]
10/18 21:00
(1.3 hr)
F
Ben Doodle Cr. IV-V XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [14, 18, 24]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
C+
Whistlepost Cr. IV-V (P) XS hold USGS: Lee Cr. at Short, OK
2.3 [14, 18, 22]
10/18 21:15
(1 hr)
C+
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!