The Chunky River is a short tributary of the Chickasawhay River in east-central Mississippi. Via the Chickasawhay, it is part of the watershed of the Pascagoula River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
The river is formed between the towns of Hickory and Chunky in southwestern Newton County by the confluence of Chunky Creek and Okahatta Creek. However, older maps continue to call it the Chunky Creek until a point in Lauderdale County. The Chunky River flows generally southeastwardly through southwestern Lauderdale County and northwestern Clarke County, where it joins Okatibbee Creek to form the Chickasawhay River near the town of Enterprise.
The Chunky is a very popular canoeing river during the low water level summer months. When the river gauge at Chunky (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=02475500) is at four feet or less, only canoes or tubes can traverse the wide, shallow river.
- Chanki River
- Chunkey Creek
- Chunkey River
- Chunky Creek
- Ectchangui River
- Tchanke River
- DeLorme (1998). Mississippi Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-346-X.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chunky River