Eleven Point River

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Eleven Point River
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Eleven Point River, May 2018
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Location of the Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River shown in green; nearby Ozark National Scenic Riverways in red
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri, Arkansas
RegionOzark Plateau, Mississippi Alluvial Plain
CitiesWillow Springs, Thomasville
Physical characteristics
 - locationWillow Springs, Howell County, Ozark Plateau, Missouri
MouthSpring River
 - location
Black Rock, Arkansas, Randolph County, Mississippi Alluvial Plain, Arkansas
Basin features
 - leftSpring Creek, Hurricane Creek
 - rightMiddle Creek, Greer Spring, Frederick Creek, Blue Spring
DesignatedOctober 2, 1968

The Eleven Point River is a 138-mile-long (222 km)[1] river in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, United States. It originates near Willow Springs, Missouri. It more than doubles in flow when Greer Spring Branch runs into it, adding over 200 million US gallons (760,000 m3) of water per day to the river. The name derives from the Mississippi Valley French word pointe, which is a wooded point of land marking a river bend. Voyageurs marked distance by counting these points of land or river bends.[2] The river flows into the Spring River southwest of Pocahontas near the small town of Black Rock.

In 1968 a 44.4-mile (71.5 km) stretch was named the Eleven Point National Wild and Scenic River, one of the original eight rivers chosen to be part of the United States National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 9, 2011
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eleven Point River

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Coordinates: 36°9′3″N 91°4′57″W / 36.15083°N 91.08250°W / 36.15083; -91.08250