Big Sugar Creek, MO

White Water: I   |   Difficulty: II

Big Sugar Creek is known for its crystal clear waters, fishing and camping benefits. Big Sugar Creek is a tributary to the Elk River and is located east of Pineville, MO. Big Sugar Creek provides 24 miles of floatable access during the spring and summer seasons and is classified as class II difficulty.  Not only does it provide floating opportunities, but also provides wonderful scenery including bluffs and caves. You can also find several swimming holes and campgrounds along the creek as well.

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Water Gauge

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

Big Sugar Creek near Powell, MO

Current Level: 41.4

Water level Graph for Big Sugar Creek near Powell, MO

Big Sugar Creek near Powell, MO

Gage Height: 5.32

Water level Graph for Big Sugar Creek near Powell, MO


River Map

Note: A Creek/River’s environment will change constantly.  Always use caution and follow all safety procedures when floating. Access Points may cost parking fees depending on location.

Due to the lack of parking and stories of people having vehicles towed along public right away. We recommend that you use a shuttling service. 

Sugar Island
County Rd SEW24
Pineville, MO 64856
(417) 223-4410

Big Elk Floats
5029 S Business, Hwy 71
Pineville, MO 64856
(417) 355-6037

Sugar Creek Kayak
1020 Cyclone Road
Pineville, Missouri, MO 64856
(417) 592-0122

0.0 Roller Bridge
(36.573627323790426, -94.13890046998858)
05.5 Powell
(36.62144082373489, -94.18006311636418)
06.0 Bentonville Hollow
(36.61611092799237, -94.18224496766925)
06.8 Creek Side Campgrounds
12.3 Little Cedar Hollow
(36.634977336314925, -94.25991853466257)
14.6 Cyclone low-water bridge
(36.617886591711155, -94.2561600683257)
15.0 Start of Big Sugar State Park
(36.61937636580426, -94.2979495972395)
17.2 End of Big Sugar State Park
(36.61857148973658, -94.31579198688269)
18.7 Big Rock Camp Grounds
(36.62056609317044, -94.32785341195995)
20.2 Deep Ford Public Access
(36.61681663029853, -94.35261498671025)
20.9 Crag O Lea
(36.60936093367992, -94.35167889576405)
24.3 Start of Elk River
(36.58832294284195, -94.38289012759924)
24.5 Elk River Public Access
(36.58904138372663, -94.3869002815336)