Shoal Creek, MO

White Water: I   |   Difficulty: II – III

Shoal Creek gets its name from its fast, rocky ledges and falls. Grand Falls, near Joplin Missouri, is found on Shoal Creek.  It once dropped over 30 ft in a constricted section before a dam was later built. You can’t find any other falls like the Grand Falls, this high on any large streams in Missouri. 

Freeze Warning Joplin, MissouriLocal Weather Alerts

Freeze Warning
...freeze Warning In Effect From 1 Am To 9 Am Cdt Tuesday... The National Weather Service In Springfield Has Issued A Freeze Warning, Which Is In Effect From 1 Am To 9 Am Cdt Tuesday. * Temperature...upper 20s To Lower 30s. * Impacts...these Temperatures And Frost Will Harm Sensitive Vegetation If Steps Aren`t Taken To Protect Them. ...Read More.
Effective: October 16, 2018 at 1:00amExpires: October 16, 2018 at 9:00amTarget Area: Barton; Benton; Cedar; Dade; Hickory; Jasper; Polk; St. Clair; Vernon


 

Water Gauge


Note: Never float on high water! If water is brown or has floating debris stay out of the water. 

Shoal Creek above Joplin, MO

Gage Height: 1.86

Water level Graph for Shoal Creek above Joplin, MO

Shoal Creek above Joplin, MO

Current Level: 160

Water level Graph for Shoal Creek above Joplin, MO

 

River Map


Note: A Creek/River’s environment will change constantly.  Always use caution and follow all safety procedures when floating.

At mile 43.4, Shoal Creek crosses the Kansas border.  Before crossing the state line, please remember floating in Kansas is considered trespassing without permission from landowners.   

0.00 Smack-out Access
(36.91641725715749,-94.13368293695385)
05.0 Route W Bridge
(36.93919991774954, -94.19117310277215)
15.2 Cherry Corner Access
(36.92975162871129, -94.3111637684342)
16. 7 Low Head Dam
(36.92074154466714, -94.33315315443906)
17. 2 Allen Bridge Access
(36.92010322590034, -94.3408717643797)
19.0 Low Head Dam
(36.89651814833961, -94.36807709200366)
19.6 Lime Kiln Access
(36.896021521217506, -94.36827723482565)
27.8 Waters Edge
(36.97375397944942,-94.42638704233104)
29.4 Tipton Ford Access
(36.98368617562146, -94.4411630299146)
32.8 Gateway Bridge
(37.01025976686407, -94.47959372035257)
33.2 River Rd. Access
(37.01572325985373,-94.50100311270944)
35.0 Redings Mill South Side Access
(37.020057307193326, -94.51410302153818)
35.1 Old Redings Mill Bridge
(37.02114517182218,-94.5127377771496)
35.9 Wildcat Access
(37.029733667170426, -94.52090778580896)
36.3 Low Water Bridge
(37.03391202609285,-94.52755366291967)
36.3 Low Water North Access
(37.034357455053595, -94.5276738928078)
36.3 Low Water South Access
(37.033182571066554, -94.5275666044472)
36.6 McIndoe Park Access
(37.03706330870779, -94.53208753780928)
37.3 Rivers Side Drive Access
(37.0366413863727, -94.54115231152173)
37.6 Grand Falls North Access
(37.03312458347866, -94.5420060419201)
37.65 Low Head Dam
(37.032486862479324, -94.54204832043615)
37.7 Grand Falls Access
(37.03220464813885, -94.54097607365838)
39.3 Zan's Campground
(37.03518600060035,-94.55807277612621)
43.4 Missouri - Kansas state line
(37.03351081370995, -94.6179785059212)
45.1 Schermerhorn Park
(37.04229970807108, -94.64260765544168)
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