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Difficulty III-IV
Length 3 Miles
Gauge N/A
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Reach Info Last Updated 07/30/2006 1:03 pm

River Description


Jimmy Cr. was first run on Oct. 23, 2000 by Dave Borrel and Terry DeMoe.
The run is best described as a very fun and continuous creek run with class III-IV rapids. The first rapid comes about thirty yards into the run. Sugar Mama (III) drops three feet with a glassy wave below it. The next rapid is Snicker Doodle (II+) featuring three and four foot waves, cutting to the right. Then comes the bridge, so eddy out on river left and make sure the channel is clear before running or consider a portage. Immediately after the bridge is Porcupine (III+). This rapid runs through trees, and there are several precise cuts you must make into complete the drop. Chocolate Thunder (III+) is a five ft. drop with a narrow slot to hit. In the center of the creek, the first descent paddlers both hit a rock at the bottom of the drop. A good boof may be needed to keep your bow up as you go over the top. Little Thunder (III) is a three foot drop followed by a wave train. After this the river cuts to the right again. Eddy out left to scout the next rapid, Twisted Cedar (IV). This is a double drop with a right entrance. Stay right and be ready for a left draw as you hit the second drop. The last rapid is Twisted Sister (III+) a four ft. drop on the right. There are several vines hanging into the water here and the current pushes into them, so be careful.

About fifty yards later Jimmy Cr. runs into Medicine Cr. (II-III). There is much more flat water on Medicine, but towards the end there are three good class III rapids (Apache, Comanche, and Geronimo). Although Jimmy is only a mile and a quarter run, it is packed with great rapids. It is well worth checking out, but make sure you're experienced with tight class III+ rapids before you make the trip.

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Optimal is about 4" of water over the put-in bridge, but the creek can be run with even less water. Quite a bit of rain is needed to bring this creek up.

Directions Description


Jimmy Cr. is located in Comanche Co., OK in the Wichita Mts. Take Hwy. 58 until there is a sign that says "Meers 4 miles". At the sign take a left. Set your car to take out at Lake Lawtonka.

You will pass over the creek just before Meers Cafe. At the next stop sign take a right. About fifty yards up the road is the put-in.

 

Jimmy Cr. confluences with Medicine Cr. after about 1.25 mi, then it is about two miles to the take out at Lake Lawtonka.

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