Muddy Boggy Creek

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Muddy Boggy Creek
Muddy Boggy River
Country United States of America
State Oklahoma
Part of Red River of the South
Length 175 km (109 mi)

Muddy Boggy Creek, also known as the Muddy Boggy River,[1] is a 175-mile-long (282 km)[2] river in southeastern Oklahoma. It is a major tributary of the Red River.


Muddy Boggy Creek is located in the counties of Pontotoc, Hughes, Coal, Atoka, and Choctaw.

It begins on the eastern edge of Ada, Oklahoma, and comes within 3 miles (5 km) of the Canadian River before turning southeast and passing through the Arkoma Basin and the western edge of the Ouachita Mountains. It is located in an area once known as the Cross Timbers.[3] It joins the Red River at a point southwest of Hugo, just a few miles upriver from where Highway 271 crosses the Red River at the unincorporated town of Arthur City (TX)


Tributaries of Muddy Boggy Creek include Sand, Caney Boggy, Rock, East Fork, Coal, Caney (Coon), North Boggy, McGee, Cold Spring, Lick and Crowder creeks. Major tributaries of Clear Boggy Creek are Jackfork, Coal, Goose, Leader, Delaware, Sandy, Caney, Fronterhouse, Cowpen, Bois d'Arc and Meyhew creeks.[3]


Drainage area[edit]

The river basin is about 80 miles (130 km) long by 40 miles (64 km) wide.[2]


Lake Atoka is the only lake on the river.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Muddy Boggy Creek
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 3, 2011
  3. ^ a b Pigg, Jimmie. "A Survey of the Fishes of the Muddy Boggy River in South Central Oklahoma" (PDF). Retrieved October 3, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 33°56′32″N 95°35′57″W / 33.94222°N 95.59917°W / 33.94222; -95.59917