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
Length193 km (120 mi)
Area2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2)
LocationTexas Panhandle, Western Oklahoma
CountryUnited States
StateTexas, Oklahoma
City nearest to sourceClaude, Texas
Coordinates34°27′N 99°21′W / 34.45°N 99.35°W / 34.45; -99.35

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.[1]


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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Texas State Historical Association. "Salt Fork Red River". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved July 29, 2011.

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