Caddo River

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Caddo River
Country United States
State Arkansas
Source Caddo Mountains
 - location Ouachita Mountains
 - elevation 1,400 ft (427 m) [1]
 - coordinates 34°27′9″N 93°55′22″W / 34.45250°N 93.92278°W / 34.45250; -93.92278 [2]
Mouth Ouachita River
 - location near Arkadelphia, Arkansas
 - elevation 144 ft (44 m) [1]
 - coordinates 34°10′48″N 93°2′36″W / 34.18000°N 93.04333°W / 34.18000; -93.04333Coordinates: 34°10′48″N 93°2′36″W / 34.18000°N 93.04333°W / 34.18000; -93.04333 [2]
Length 82 mi (132 km) [1]
Discharge for USGS gage 07359610, near Caddo Gap, AR
 - average 267 cu ft/s (8 m3/s) [3]
 - max 28,600 cu ft/s (810 m3/s)
 - min 16 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
Caddo River is located in Arkansas
Caddo River
Location of the mouth of the Caddo River in Arkansas

The Caddo River is a tributary of the Ouachita River in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The river is about 82 miles (132 km) long.[1]


The Caddo River flows out of the Ouachita Mountains through Montgomery, Pike, and Clark counties in Arkansas before flowing into DeGray Lake and then to its terminus at the Ouachita River north of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

The upper Caddo is known as a good family canoeing river and is a popular destination for fishing. Smallmouth and spotted bass are found in quantity, as are longear and green sunfish. The lower course of the Caddo, below Degray Dam, is also a popular fishing and canoeing river, although the length of river remaining is only a few miles at that point.

Communities through which the Caddo River passes are:

Deadly flooding[edit]

On the night of June, 2010, a flash flood along the Caddo and Little Missouri Rivers killed twenty people.


The Caddo River is named for the Caddo Indian tribes that, at one time, lived along its banks.

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