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Rose's Canoe Trips
Washita River Canoes
Trips of 7.5, 13.4 or 21.9 miles can be taken between US Highway 77 off SH 7 south of Davis down to SH 53 east of Gene Autry. Local heavy rainfall can turn Big Canyon into a Class 1 ride. A boat can be swamped or flipped during high water.
The Washita River has quite a history.
Washita also spelled Ouchita river
rising in the Texas Panhandle, northwestern Texas, U.S. It flows east
across the Oklahoma boundary, then southeast to south-central Oklahoma, and
south into Lake Texoma, formed by Denison Dam in the Red River, downstream from
the former mouth of the Washita at Woodville, Okla. The river, 626 miles (1,007
km) long and draining 8,018 square miles (20,767 square km), flows past
Cheyenne, Clinton, Mountain View, Anadarko, Chickasha, Pauls Valley, and Davis.
Dams (the Foss, and the Fort Cobb on Pond Creek) have been built to create
reservoirs along its course. For most of the year, except for some periods of
rainfall in spring and early summer, the stream bed is dry. From Anadarko to
Lake Texoma, increased rainfall has created a permanent winding stream that is
sluggish and subject to severe floods. Southeast of Davis, the Washita has cut a
gorge into the Arbuckle Mountains 350 feet (107 m) deep and 15 miles (24 km)
The Washita River rises in southeastern Roberts County
(at 35°38' N, 100°36' W) and flows east for thirty-five miles, crossing
southern Hemphill County to enter Roger Mills County, Oklahoma. From the state
line the stream flows southeast for 260 miles to its junction with the Red River
(at 33°55' N, 96°35' W) in Johnston County, Oklahoma. On its course through
Texas, the river flows through flat to rolling country where clay and sandy
loams support brush and grasses. Since the stream was a favorite campground for
nomadic tribes, the upper Washita was the scene of much military activity during
the sporadic Indian wars. Col. George A. Custer'sqv attack on Black
Kettle's village, known as the battle of the Washita, occurred near
present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma, on November 27, 1868. The Indian siege of Capt.
Wyllys Lyman's wagon train took place near the Washita in Hemphill County on
September 9-14, 1874. Hide hunters frequented the upper Washita, as did early
ranchers, for whom the stream was a favorite place to water their herds. In
recent years a series of dams and small reservoirs has been constructed along
the Washita and its tributaries in Hemphill County. The
of the Washita took place near Cheyenne. The river's name is from the Indian
tribal name Wichita.
Atotal of about 6,000 American Indians were in winter camp along the upper Washita River.
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