Creek is the largest tributary of Bryant Creek.
Spring Creek drains a large area midway between Ava and Gainesville. Rainwater
drains east of Highway 5. (Wasola is about the midpoint of the Highway
5 boundary.) Rain flows south from Highway N, which follows Hilo Ridge;
and drains north of a county road near Almartha and the Caney Mountain
Brixey is near the southeast corner of the Spring Creek watershed, on
Highway N. The historic community of Rockbridge
sits along Spring Creek about 3 miles from its confluence with the
Bryant, along N Highway 2 miles north of 95. Almartha is on Highway 95
near the Highway 5 junction; Wasola is on Highway 5. Souder is located
in the creek valley about 3 miles west of Rockbridge. Rockbridge Trout
Ranch fishing resort and old Rockbridge
Mill is on Spring Creek.
Highway 95 travels east - west across the middle of the Spring Creek watershed,
traveling several miles in the creek valley near Almartha. County roads
run along the creek for much of its length, including from Souder to Rockbridge.
Watershed Size: About 57 square miles.
Elevation varies from 1,350 feet in the northwest corner near Hilo Ridge
to 700 feet at the confluence with the Bryant. Maximum relief is 650 feet.
Spring Creek is a perennial stream from Rockbridge to the Bryant, about
3-1/2 miles of its total length of 16 miles. Brixey Creek, a tributary,
drains the southeast one fifth of the Spring Creek watershed. Brixey Creek
is perennial for about 1-1/2 miles of its 7 miles. Nance Creek is
a small tributary to Spring Creek in its upper reach.
Landscape & Special Features: Much of
the watershed is composed of moderately steep to steep slopes with broad
ridges, while the creek bottom is fairly wide for much of its length.
It narrows and the slopes become steepest near Bryant Creek. There are
large cleared areas along the broad upper valley and upland slopes and
ridges. Much of the Brixey Creek watershed is pasture land. The densest
forest is south of Hilo Ridge and on both sides of the creek downstream
Gainesville NW, Rockbridge, Wasola, Gentryville.
Gainesville and Ava.