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Bear Creek (Castor River tributary)

Coordinates: 37°09′47.19″N 090°12′6.38″W / 37.1631083°N 90.2017722°W / 37.1631083; -90.2017722
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Bear Creek
Tributary to Castor River (Upper)
Bear Creek (Castor River tributary) is located in Missouri
Bear Creek (Castor River tributary)
Location of Bear Creek mouth
Bear Creek (Castor River tributary) is located in the United States
Bear Creek (Castor River tributary)
Bear Creek (Castor River tributary) (the United States)
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
SourceWilmore Creek divide
 • locationabout 3 miles southeast of Wilkinson Mountain
 • coordinates37°16′28.19″N 090°22′56.41″W / 37.2744972°N 90.3823361°W / 37.2744972; -90.3823361[1]
 • elevation812 ft (247 m)[1]
MouthCastor River
 • location
about 2 miles south of Factory Pond
 • coordinates
37°09′47.19″N 090°12′6.38″W / 37.1631083°N 90.2017722°W / 37.1631083; -90.2017722[1]
 • elevation
384 ft (117 m)[1]
Length21.00 mi (33.80 km)[2]
Basin size85.43 square miles (221.3 km2)[3]
 • locationCastor River
 • average134.40 cu ft/s (3.806 m3/s) at mouth with Castor River[3]
Basin features
ProgressionCastor River → Headwater Diversion ChannelMississippi RiverGulf of Mexico
River systemCastor River
 • leftMcCabe Creek
Andys Creek
 • rightWest Fork Bear Creek
Goose Creek
Barnes Creek
BridgesCounty Road 207A, MO 34, County Road C (x2)

Bear Creek is a stream in Bollinger and Wayne counties in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] It is a tributary of the Castor River.

The stream headwaters are in northern Wayne County southeast of Coldwater and the confluence with the Castor River is in western Bollinger County northwest of the community of Gipsy.[1][4]

Bear Creek was so named on account of bears in the area.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bear Creek (Castor River tributary)
  2. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Watershed Report | Office of Water | US EPA". watersgeo.epa.gov. US EPA. Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  4. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 57 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  5. ^ "Wayne County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.