Big Marsh Creek

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Big Marsh Creek
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Source Big Marsh
 - location Cascade Range, Deschutes National Forest
 - elevation 6,797 ft (2,072 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°18′27″N 121°59′12″W / 43.30750°N 121.98667°W / 43.30750; -121.98667
Mouth Crescent Creek
 - location downstream of Crescent Lake, Klamath County
 - elevation 4,639 ft (1,414 m) [2]
 - coordinates 43°28′56″N 121°54′35″W / 43.48222°N 121.90972°W / 43.48222; -121.90972Coordinates: 43°28′56″N 121°54′35″W / 43.48222°N 121.90972°W / 43.48222; -121.90972 [2]
Length 15 mi (24 km) [3]
Location of the mouth of Big Marsh Creek in Oregon

Big Marsh Creek is a 15-mile (24 km) tributary of Crescent Creek in Klamath County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The creek flows generally north from its source upstream of Big Marsh, south of Crescent Lake Junction on the eastern side of the Cascade Range.[4] All of Big Marsh Creek and 10 miles (16 km) of Crescent Creek are parts of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.[5][6][7] In turn, Crescent Creek is a tributary of the Little Deschutes River, of which 12 miles (19 km) in the same general area are also part of the national system.[8]

The upper reaches of Big Marsh Creek flow through the Oregon Cascades National Recreation Area.[7]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b "Big Marsh Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey (USGS). November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Tim (2014). Field Guide to Oregon Rivers. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. pp. 219–20. ISBN 978-0-87071-627-0. 
  4. ^ Oregon Road and Recreation Atlas (5th ed.). Santa Barbara, California: Benchmark Maps. 2012. pp. 73–74. ISBN 978-0-929591-62-9. 
  5. ^ "Central Oregon's Wild & Scenic Rivers". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Crescent Creek". National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Big Marsh Creek". National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Little Deschutes River". National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Retrieved November 8, 2014.