Sulphur Creek - Southern Fork to Richland Creek (1.5+4.5 miles)

Sulphur Creek, Arkansas, US


Southern Fork to Richland Creek (1.5+4.5 miles)

Usual Difficulty III-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 310 fpm
Max Gradient 375 fpm

Boulder Jumble

Boulder Jumble
Photo of Nate Kline by Lance Jones taken 04/15/97

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Richland Creek near Witts Spring, AR
usgs-07055875 5.00 - 8.00 ft III-V(V+) 00h55m 2.4 ft (too low)

River Description

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 look out.

This is a very small creek, 1.5 miles long. Gradient #s are for Sulphur Creek. Continuous drops with lots of pin potential, tight slots, waterfalls, undercuts. Must run the last 4.5 miles of Lower Richland Creek, or hike back up the mountain.

More info and photos at:

Sulphur Creek, Lance's Whitewater Page

Ozark Whitewater Page

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-26 16:11:53


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