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Jack Creek: Jack Creek Road Low-Water Bridge to Jack Creek Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide
"Jack Creek, born on the southwest side of Petit Jean Mountain, flows northeast in a narrow gorge 700 feet deep between Hogan Mountain and North Petit Jean Mountain. Jack Creek breaks out of the gorge just above a small low-water bridge 3 miles east of the Jack Creek Recreation Area on Jack Creek Road. This is the standard put-in for the run. Paddlers will find a creek that is very scenic and remote with rapids up to class III in difficulty. Jack Creek is normally runnable after heavy rains in the area. Check the Internet rain gauges before you venture to this creek, unless you know someone in the area who can give you a visual reading. Class III experience is a must before attempting this run. If Sugar Creek is too high, Jack Creek is a good alternative run. In some cases, when you finish the short run on Jack Creek, Sugar Creek will have dropped enough for a safe run."
--Tom Kennon, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Ozarks (Menasha Ridge Press).
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