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  • Oklahoma has approximately 78,578 miles of rivers/streams
     About three times the circumference of the Earth
     and one-third the distance to the moon

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  • Oklahoma’s longest river is the Beaver/North Canadian River (766 miles);
    the Red River is the second longest (592 miles)
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  • One inch of rain falling on a 160 acre field delivers 4,344,680 gallons of water, or 13.3 acre feet. It would take just over 4 miles of 80,000 gallon capacity railroad tank cars to transport this amount of water,
    which would weigh more than 18,000 tons.


Paddling Facts

by Pamela Dillon
Executive Director
of the American Canoe Assn (ACA)

The most common way someone dies
while out boating…is in a canoeon flat-water
without a PFD (life jacket) drinking alcohol
50% of the people who die
in Canoes & Kayaks
die while out fishing
The #1 reason people get killed paddling whitewater
is not wearing a PFD (life jacket)

The bush pilot asked the Indian how long it took him
to reach his trapping cabin by canoe.

"Four days" was the Indian’s reply.

The pilot told the Indian
it would take only an hour by float plane.

"Why?" remarked the Indian….

Central Oklahoma has a
ACA Certified
Whitewater Kayak Instructor
living in Norman, Oklahoma
Terry also teaches Beginning Kayaking

OKC Outdoor Network Member
Terry DeMoe

Safety Code
of
American Whitewater

With four decades of service
to the paddlers of America

Click Here for
SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT
COLD WATER PADDLING
How to Rate White-Water Rapids

Oklahoma Law
Regarding Waterway Use

Dennis Maxwell, assistant law enforcement chief for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, says that if a person is on a navigable stream in a boat and does not have to wade (including touching the bottom or bank, or any attachments to the bank, like trees or logs) then they can legally float and fish.

In other words, you are OK if you are just floating, but the banks – and even the creek or river bed, including sandbars – are privately owned and you need to have permission to stop and stretch out, eat lunch or portage around obstacles.


An now from the
The National Organization for Rivers (NORS)
A little conflicting information
on River Access in Oklahoma


Review of the Relationship of
Federal and State Law’s Regarding Rivers:


Oklahoma
River Basin Map

Click on a basin to get a zoomed-in view.
Lakes and river gages are selectable from the zoomed-in view.

 

Oklahoma Rivers

River information changes constantly
The following is be be used as a guide only !!!!
Be sure to check the information for accuracy,
before launching your canoe or kayak !!!!

Big Creek
Courtesy of Steve Miller
Big Creek The Blue River I
Courtesy of Steve Miller
The Blue River II
Courtesy of Steve Miller
The Blue River III Boktukolo Creek
North Canadian River I
El Reno to Forman Road
Canoe Rentals
North Canadian River II
Forman Road to OKC
(to Stinchcomb at 39th Street)
North Canadian River III
Yukon to OKC
(to Stinchcomb at 39th Street)
(South) Canadian River Cimarron River I Cimarron River II
 Deep Fork River
(NE OKC)
Big Eagle
(Eagle Fork) I
Big Eagle
(Eagle Fork) II

Courtesy of Steve Miller
Big Eagle (Eagle Fork) III Glover I Glover II
Courtesy of Steve Miller
Glover III Glover topo map (1)
Courtesy of Steve Miller
Glover topo map (2)
Courtesy of Steve Miller
(Upper)
Illinois River

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River Forecast
(Lower)
Illinois River
Kiamichi River I
Kiamichi River II Kiamichi River III Kiamichi River IV
TBA Little River
SE Oklahoma
Little River
(this river runs into
 Lake Thunderbird,
 near Norman, Ok)
Mtn. Fork River I (Upper) Mtn Fork II (Lower) Mtn. Fork I
(Lower) Mtn Fork II (Lower) Mtn. Fork
@ 6800 cfs

Courtesy of Steve Miller
North Fork of the Red River
Oklahoma River
Downtown Oklahoma City
TBA
Pennington Creek Red River (1)
Red River (2) Red River (3)

Red River (4)

Salt Creek Spring River I Spring River II
Stillwater Creek Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Tulsa Wave
Washita River I Washita River II
Courtesy of Steve Miller
Washita River III
Magazines
Paddler Canoe and Kayak
Manufactures
Dagger Kayaks
*************
Available in OKC at
Sun & Ski Sports
Perception Kayak’s
*************
Available in OKC at
Bass Pro in Bricktown

and Sun & Ski Sports
Mainstream Kayaks
*************
Available in OKC at
Bass Pro in Bricktown
Prijon Kayaks
Not currently available
in OKC
Ocean Kayaks
*************
Available in OKC at
Bass Pro in Bricktown
Old Town Kayaks
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Available in OKC at
Bass Pro in Bricktown
Malibu
Sit On Top’s
*************

Available in OKC at
Sun & Ski Sports
Wilderness System
*************
Available in OKC at
Sun & Ski Sports
Old Town Canoes
*************
Available in OKC at
Bass Pro in Bricktown
Organizations
American Canoe Association American Whitewater
Paddling Links
Paddles 101
A Paddle Selection Guide
For New Paddlers
SOUTH CENTRAL RIVER RAT
RESOURCE PAGE
SW Paddler
Floating the Ozarks Wild and Scenic Rivers
(State by State) List
Ozark Connections
Canoe Sailing
 Resources
How to build a
Kayak in 4 hours
Canoe Cruising
and Camping (1897)
Canoe-Camping.org Kayak Online
Info on kayaks, kayaking and kayak gear
John Wolfe’s
Canoeing Oklahoma Page
Sit-On-Top Kayaking.com
How to make
a Hand Bilge pump
 out of PVC
Mounting a Depth Finder
on a Kayak

Stream Flow Data
Listed for
the United States
River
Forecast Center
Stream Flow Data
Listed for
Oklahoma
River Information In Other States
Arkansas Arizona Colorado
Missouri New Mexico Texas
Grand Canyon
Private Boaters Association
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