Oklahoma steep creekin'? No we're not kidding! The heart of the lower gorge drops 240 ft in 1 mile with a half mile dropping 150 ft. also Check out nearby Crumb Creek.
Steep fast boulder drops, slides and slots. Watch for undercuts and wood.
At low to medium water level the creek is mainly III-IV, higher water levels and/or wood will increase the difficulty. O'grilla has a hole feeding a nasty undercut/sieve combo and deserves caution. It appears as the 3rd or 4th main dropin the lower gorge. Be sure to scout.
Shuttle is a whopping 35.8 miles one way (7.4 on dirt road including a deep creek crossing in the headwaters of Pine Creek).
Land in the area, including all of the watershed and access to the put-in is owned by timber companies with some private inholdings. The timber company owners are not receptive to unauthorized visits to their property and has threatened to tow unauthorized vehicles. Closed gates are often encountered on some roads which access the put-in.
Pine Creek should run for a couple days after Clear runs. Camping is available at Clayton Lake State Park.
Look for 2+ inches of rain on the Sardis Lake and Clayton Rain Gauges available on the Corps of Engineers Webpage.
Visually check the Hwy bridge. Water should be at or above the knot on the fence post on the river right upstream bridge abutment.
Watershed is about 6 square miles, so you need to get on the creek within 12 hours of the rainfall.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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