sidebar menu icon


CANEY CREEK (Bowie County). Caney Creek rises within the Red River Army Depot a mile south of Hooks in central Bowie County (at 33°27' N, 94°18' W) and runs south for ten miles to its mouth on Big Creek, three miles east of Maud (at 33°20' N, 94°17' W). The upper and middle reaches of the creek have been dammed to form Caney Creek Reservoir just inside the southern boundary of the depot. Along the creek's lower reaches the stream cuts through clay that supports forests.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Caney Creek (Bowie County)," accessed October 22, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.