Where does the Red River start?


Quick Answer

The Red River starts in the Texas Panhandle and continues a total of 1,360 miles. The river begins with two forks located in the Texas Panhandle.

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At the start of the Red River, the two forks that form the river are the Prairie Dog Town Fork and the North Fork. The Red River receives its waters from Palo Duro Creek and Tierra Blanco Creek at the Prairie Dog Town Fork and North Fork. The Red River is an east to west flowing river that goes through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Eventually, the Red River stops and flows into the Mississippi River in Simmerspor, Louisiana.

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