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Run: Mud Creek      
Class: I/II   Put-In: SR 278    
Gradient: 30, 30, 30 (0.75),   Take-Out: CR 783 / CR 51 (on Mulberry)    
Length: 2.75, + 2.5 or 4.0 on Mulberry   Precip. Gage:      
Shuttle: 278 / 91 / CR783   Delorme Gazeteer: P. 25 D8 / E7    
Water Q: Primary Gage: None    
Links: TOPO MAP Required Level: Visual    
  PICTURES Indicator Gage: Blue Springs Mulberry at G. C.  
  TRIP REPORT Required Level: 60 5000  
At approximately 75-100 CFS, Mud Creek is about 2 ½ miles of fun Class I-II paddling with very few obstructions or bottom scraping along the way. We only had a few logs that required either a contorted "limbo" to get under or a little speed to get over. The creek's gradient is fairly constant. There are two or three good Class II rapids and a number of Class I shoals punctuated with only short sections of moving flat water. Unfortunately, you arrive all too soon at the confluence with the Mulberry Fork.

The Mulberry is mostly swift moving flat water punctuated with occasional rapids that consist primarily of large wave trains. There are a few trees down in the river that have to be paddled around. There are also a few pretty good waves for surfing along the way.

To paddle Mud Creek, you need major rains the night before and a level of at least 5000 CFS at the Garden City gauge on the Mulberry Fork. If the rapid at the put-in on the creek appears to have enough water to run without scraping, the level is adequate. The put-in is about mid-way between Holly Pond and the Mulberry Fork Bridge on highway 278. There is no bridge over the creek, it passes under the highway through large pipes. On ecould also take out at the CR 55 bridge for a 2.5 mile run on the Mulberry - Dave Curry