Salt Fork Red River

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Salt Fork Red River
Salt Fork Red River Collingsworth County Texas.jpg
Salt Fork Red River, Collingsworth County, Texas
Country  United States
State  Texas  Oklahoma
City nearest to source Claude, Texas
Location Texas Panhandle, Western Oklahoma
Head 2.9 km north of Claude, Texas
 - location Armstrong County, Texas
 - elevation 1,041 m (3,415 ft)
 - coordinates 35°09′21″N 101°21′44″W / 35.15583°N 101.36222°W / 35.15583; -101.36222 [1]
Mouth 21 km south of Altus, Oklahoma
 - location Jackson County, Oklahoma
 - elevation 383 m (1,257 ft)
 - coordinates 34°27′00″N 99°21′01″W / 34.45000°N 99.35028°W / 34.45000; -99.35028Coordinates: 34°27′00″N 99°21′01″W / 34.45000°N 99.35028°W / 34.45000; -99.35028 [1]
Length 311 km (193 mi)
Basin 5,180 km2 (2,000 sq mi) [2]
Website: Handbook of Texas: Salt Fork Red River

The Salt Fork Red River is a sandy-braided stream about 311 km (193 mi) long, heading on the Llano Estacado of West Texas about 2.9 km (1.8 mi) north of Claude of Armstrong County, Texas, flowing east across the Texas Panhandle and Western Oklahoma to join the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River about 21 km (13 mi) south of Altus of Jackson County, Oklahoma.[3]


The Salt Fork Red River rises in northeastern Carson County, Texas at coordinates 35°09' N, 101°21' W. It flows southeast across Donley and Collingsworth County, Texas. Crossing into Oklahoma at the 100th meridian, it flows through Harmon County and Greer County, Oklahoma. It turns south near Mangum, Oklahoma and flows through central Jackson County, Oklahoma to its confluence with the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River about 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Vernon, Texas.[3]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salt Fork Red River
  2. ^ Seaber, P.R., Kapinos, F.P. and Knapp, G.L. 1987. Hydrological unit maps. United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2294, p. 44.
  3. ^ a b Texas State Historical Association. "Salt Fork Red River". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

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