Opossum Creek - Baker Road to Gillham Lake (6.2 miles)


Opossum Creek, Arkansas, US

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Baker Road to Gillham Lake (6.2 miles)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 6.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 40 fpm
Max Gradient 60 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cossatot River near Vandervoort, AR
usgs-07340300 6.00 - 15.00 ft II-III 00h27m 2.02 ft (too low)


River Description

Access on South side of Baker Road (County Road 5) bridge. Putin on downstream side of bridge due to barbed wire fence across the creek.

The creek runs through private property, so please be respectful.

Take out is at Gillham Lake at the East end of County Road 251.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-01-24 21:51:47

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Look for 2+ inch rain in the area.  Cossatot River gauge can be used as a correlation gauge from a general rain in the area. The watershed for the Cossatot gauge is 10+ miles north of the Opposum Creek watershed.

Visual.  Use the bobwire fence at the putin bridge. 

Water at the first (lower strand) - Low

Water at the second strand - Medium/High

Water above second strand - High

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cossatot River near Vandervoort, AR
usgs-07340300 6.00 - 15.00 ft II-III 00h27m 2.02 ft (too low)
This gauge can be used as an indicator. This run is South of the watershed that the gauge measures.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
6.00 -15.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable II-III

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 Baker Road to Gillham Lake (6.2 miles), Opossum Creek Arkansas, US (mobile)