Shoal Creek, Missouri

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. 

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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. 

Shoal Creek

  • Streamflow: 663 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 3.38 ft
Streamflow GraphGage height Graph

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.