(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.
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.
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