Note: The combination of steep banks and lots of dead red oak trees (thanks to the borer beetle infestation) tend to clog the creek with wood from time to time, so keep a look out.
The lower portion of the creek runs through private land, please respect it.Length includes 0.5 miles on the Little Buffalo. Alternate take-out may be available at the confluence and use the shuttle road for Stepp Creek.
Look for 2" or more rain at Deer, Swain and Murray within the last 12-24 hours.
Also look for the Buffalo at Boxley gauge to be > 5.5 ft.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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