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Difficulty I-II
Length 0 Miles
Gauge Big Creek at Sam A Baker State Park, MO
Flow Range 2.50 - 5.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 19 minutes ago 1.24 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/19/2009 11:47 am

River Description

(St. Francis tributary)

Two shut-ins, boulder gardens, shoals, and steep bluffs make this clear-water stream a popular run.

MoCreekin’ has some good info about this and other creek runs in Missouri.

A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (formerly Ozark Whitewater) by Tom Kennon (3rd edition, Menasha Ridge Press) has a good description of the run.

A Paddler’s Guide to Missouri (Missouri Department of Conservation, 2003), an updated version of Missouri Ozark Waterways by Oz Hawksley, has good maps.

Rapid Descriptions

Shut ins

Class - II Mile - 0
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USGS gauge location

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Gage Descriptions

The USGS Big Creek gauge, formerly at Des Arc, has been moved (as of late 2005) downstream to Big Creek at Sam A Baker State Park.

Directions Description

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