Crooked Creek (Boone & Marion Co.) - Harman to Hwy 101 (52 miles)


Crooked Creek (Boone & Marion Co.), Arkansas, US

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Harman to Hwy 101 (52 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 52 Miles
Avg. Gradient 70 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Crooked Creek at Yellville
usgs-07055608 10.50 - 16.00 ft I-II ft


River Description

This long reach may be broken into numerous shorter sections.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-24 12:29:47

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Recommended flow from Wendy Patton was 7 feet as a medium level. However, appearances are the gauge has changed since that recommendation. We are using a new recommendation of 10.5 feet. Anyone with additional comments or input on 'best' levels (min and max) to help refine this value is welcomed to contribute via the "Comments" tab, "Add a comment" button.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Crooked Creek at Yellville
usgs-07055608 10.50 - 16.00 ft I-II ft

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
10.50 -16.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable I-II

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September 17 2007 (3989 days ago)
x (1)
as of 9/15/07 the wbsite shows a green color coding to show that this creek is flowing and
floatable. this is a major error because on the morning of the 15th a few friends and I set out to
float. We drove over an hour and a half from fayetteville thinking we were in for a good float but
when we arrived at harmon access the water was at least a foot to low to float at a miniumum level.
We found the same to be true at the pyatt access as well. the new minimum level should be somewhere
between 10.5 and 11ft
February 19 2007 (4198 days ago)
H C ChadbournDetails
As of 2/18/2007, there no longer appears to be any public access at Hwy 101. Arkansas Game and Fish
has constructed a public boat ramp 0.9 miles downstream of Hwy 101; the turn off Hwy 101 is north
of the Crooked Creek crossing and well marked. The float from here down to the Ranchette Access
boat ramp on the White is a good day float (~9.1 miles total distance). At a level of 14.3 feet on
the Yellville gauge, the water was fast and flowing through the willow trees with enough force to
create problems for unwary or beginning paddlers. No major hazards such as fences were seen. You
may encounter slower water near the end of this trip if the White River is high and backed up into
Crooked Creek. There appears to be a major willow jungle just downsteam of the Hwy 101 bridge that
will present safety problems for paddlers at some levels. The "minimum level of 7.0" reported by
Wendy appears to be based on readings before January, 2007. USGS data shows gauge "zero point" was
reset about that time frame. Minimum level by the new settings is going to be somewhere around 13
feet, but this is a guess only at this point. Locations are: Access Ramp below Hwy 101: N36.2360
W92.5360 Ranchette boat ramp on White N36.2038 W92.4780

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 Harman to Hwy 101 (52 miles), Crooked Creek (Boone & Marion Co.) Arkansas, US (mobile)