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BEAR CREEK (Stephens County). Bear Creek rises near the Shackelford county line in southwestern Stephens County (at 32°37' N, 99°06' W) and runs east for seven miles to its mouth on Big Sandy Creek, near Hog Mountain (at 32°38' N, 99°00' W). For most of its course the creekbed runs at the feet of rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses. At the mouth the terrain flattens somewhat and becomes sandy, and the vegetation includes scattered oak mottes and bunch grasses.

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