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Difficulty II-III
Length 0.01 Miles
Gauge Poteau River near Panama, OK
Flow Range 1500 - 7500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 274 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/12/2009 8:15 pm

River Description

A ledge below the dam creates a ledge hole/wave at lower flows (~1500 cfs).  Higher flows (>3500 cfs) create a large wave/hole feature.


Lots of fishermen use this area, so be respectful and watch out for hooks, especially if you flush downstream very far.


Large parking lot next to the river and feature as part of the USCOE and State Park recreation area.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Flow based on outflow from Wister Lake controlled by the USCOE.


See the following links:


USCOE Realtime Data for Wister Lake


USCOE Graphical Data for Wister Lake


USGS Gauge for Poteau River near Panama  (32 miles downstream)



Directions Description

This is a 'park and play', so ignore the meaningless shuttle directions below. However, you can use the text-entry box to input your home (or other starting location) address or lat/lng coordinates to get drive time, distance, and directions to this location.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1195452 06/12/09 Lance Jones n/a
1195453 06/12/09 Lance Jones
1196883 12/12/09 Rob Enable directions.
1196884 12/12/09 Rob Fix typo.