This is an electronic reprint of a Missouri Department of Conservation document. More or updated information on this topic can be found at the Missouri Department of Conservation web site located at: www.state.mo.us/conservation/
Copyright 1965, 1989 by the Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri
This creek is suitable maily for spring floats but has one of the best general gradients available in the Ozarks. However, the gradient is steady and there are no really unusual features in terms of falls or spectacular runs. It is a good, steady, fast run through relatively undisturbed countryside, in spite of its closeness to civilization.
Difficulty: II and III, due to brush, logs and fast turns.
Gradients: general 8.7; Boulder City to Elkhorn Creek 9.4; to Hwy. 76 8.7; to Elk River 7.8.
Quadrangles: Ritchey, Neosho, Noel.
Counties: Newton, McDonald.
0.0 Put in at Hwy. D Bridge (spring or high water only) just east of Boulder City.
0.5 Spring branch on left.
3.5 Wolfenbrager Bridge on county road. Hwy. D, 4 miles east and north.
7.4 Mill dam at McNatt. Stream backed up for about half mile above this. Portage over dam. Rift below dam is hard on canoes except in high water.
7.6 Hwy. C-CC bridge. Alternate put-in.
8.4 Elkhorn Creek on left.
10.1 Old bridge 3.5 miles east of Goodman just off Hwy. C.
11.1 Bullskin Creek on right.
13.1 Mayfield Bridge. Hwy. C is 2 miles north.
18.8 Seller's Ford low-water bridge. Hwy 71 and Anderson are 0.5 mile west.
19.3 Indian Creek Campground at Hwy. 71 Bridge.
19.8 Hwy. 76 Bridge.
21.3 MDC Town Hole Access next to Post Office in Anderson.
21.6 Iron bridge on county road south of Anderson.
24.5 Concrete slab ford not shown on maps. If there is water over the slab, approach with caution! It is slippery and there is a 4-foot rocky drop below it. Except in very high water, portage right.
25.1 Lanagan City Park on right.
25.5 Hwy. EE Bridge.
27.0 Elk River. Take-out at low-water bridge 0.4 mile downstream or at Mt. Shira Access 1.3 miles beyond that, on right.
This is an electronic reprint of a Missouri Department of Conservation document.
More or updated information on this topic can be found at the Missouri Department of Conservation web site located at:
Copyright 1965, 1989 by the Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri.