and here are some of the places where you may find them.

This listing is by hearsay only, so bear with me for leaving out many rivers and lakes that are just as good or better. And, as said previously, some states show up as blanks. That doesn't mean there are no crayfish there, only that I have not been able to find any information about those states. Maybe you can help me fill that empty space.

The Noble crayfish


BRITISH COLUMBIA - Spring Creek, Fraser River, Okanagan Lake, Harrison River and Lake, Vancouver Island rivers and lakes.


ALABAMA -Tombigbee and lower Alabama river basins, Satilpa Creek.

ALASKA - Small quantity found on the lower Kenai River. However, crayfish in Alaska are rare.

ARIZONA - Hawley Lake (Apache Reservation), Horseshoe Cienega, Ashurst Lake, Knoll Lake, Willow Springs Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Black Canyon Lake (Mogollon Rim), Point of Pines (San Carlos Reservation), Wheatfields Lake (Navajo Reservation) and many more...

ARKANSAS - Ouachita Mountain streams, Lake Greeson, Spring River, White River basin, Crooked Creek, Little Buffalo Creek and Mill Creek (tributaries of Buffalo River).

CALIFORNIA - Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Lakes, Butte county, Contra Costa, Stockton area, Truckee River catchment, Pit river, Lake Almanor, Lake Natoma, the San Diego river in San Diego county off of interstate 805 under the Aero St exit in the Mission Valley area, where the San Diego River runs under it, the Moklumne River with Lodi lake.

COLORADO - Big Thompson Ponds, Jumbo Reservoir, Jackson Reservoir, Boyd Lake, Banner Lakes SWA, Saint Vrain State Park, Barr Lake State Park,The Yampa River, Denver City Park Lake, Stagecoach Reservoir, navajo reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Horsetooth reservoir, palmer lake.

CONNCTICUT - Titicus River.



FLORIDA -Santa Fe River, Lake Okeechobee.

GEORGIA - Buffalo Creek, a tributary of the Little Tallapoosa River in west Georgia, Dowdell Creek.

HAWAII - Manoa stream.

IDAHO - Snake River, Upper Salmon Falls, Potlach Creek, Henry's Lake

ILLINOIS - Kankakee, Vermilion, Fox, lower Rock River drainages, Illinois River/

INDIANA - Patoka River basin

IOWA - The Mississippi River

KANSAS - Mill Creek, Wabaunsee County, Marais des Cygnes River.

KENTUCKY - Ohio drainage system in western Kentucky, Green River basin, Pete Light's spring, Trigg County, Barren River watershed, Echo River,Little River, Ohio Basin from the lower Kentucky River system to the Salt River, Bear Creek, Cumberland River.

LOUISIANA - Atchafalaya River, Lake Charles at the mouth of the Calcasieu River, Bonnet Carr Spillway, Caddo Lake, Cazan's Lake, Large acreages of crawfish production in counties like Acadia, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion, St. James, La Fourche.

MAINE - Upper Hudson Pond, Long Pond, McWain Pond, Levenseller Pond, Garland or Little Ellis Pond, Moosehead Lake, Pushaw Lake.

MARYLAND - Monocacy River.


MICHIGAN - Muskeegon River, Little Bear Lake, Hubbard Lake, Lake Charlevoix.

MINNESOTA - Jasper Creek, Jasper Lake, Lake Vermilion,Otter Creek, Des Moines and Cedar River, St. Croix River.

MISSISSIPPI - Rocky Ford near Etta, Union County,Town Creek, Monroe County, Big Black River.

MISSOURI - Neosho (Spring-Elk) river basin, Meramec River basin, Eleven Point River and Spring River, Warm Fork of Spring River, White River basin, Table Rock Lake, Big River, Current, the Meramec and the Gasconade.

MONTANA - Lake Mary Ronan, Harper's Lake, Lower Clark Fork River, Lake McGregor, Stillwater River, Noxon Reservoir on the Lower Clark Fork River.

NEBRASKA - Mill Creek, Wabaunsee County, Niobrara river.

NEVADA - Lake Tahoe, Hyatt pier in Incline, Crystal Lake, Lake Mead, Las Vegas Wash, Muddy River, and Amagosa River.

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Lake Winnipesaukee, Echo Lake.


NEW MEXICO - The irrigation ditches coming off the Rio Grande and San Juan. The Canadian drainage,Conchas Reservoir, Conchas Lake and Conchas Canal, Elephant Butte Lake.

NEW YORK - Dryden Lake,Susquehanna River and its tributaries, Hudson River, Western N.Y., Oneida Lake, Cayuga Lake, Owasco Lake, Schenectedy Lake, Black Lake, Lake Ontario, Chittenango creek, Little Salmon River.

NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Fear, Catawba, French Broad, Neuse, Roanoke, White Oak, Yadkin-Pee Dee, Tilley Creek, Cullowhee Creek, Caney Fork Creek, Little Tennessee, Clear Fork Cumberland River, well established in the Clinch, Holston, and Nolichucky river, New River systems. Also... Tellico River (Little Tennessee River system) in Monroe County, Savanna River, Lumber River, Waccamaw River

NORTH DAKOTA - new johns lake.

OHIO - Paddys Run, Ohio River basin.

OKLAHOMA - Kiowa, Washita and Caddo counties are the most populated says my OK source. "If there is a hole of water in Oklahoma, then there are crawdads there" he says.

OREGON - Lake "Billy" Chinook, Willamette Valley streams, Tualatin River and its tributaries, Lake Klamath, Timothy Lake.

PENNSYLVANIA - Susquehanna River, Glendale Lake, Oil Creek, Dutch Springs Quarry - Bethlehem.


SOUTH CAROLINA - Saluda River,Lake Wateree.


TENNESSEE - Mississippi flood basin, Barren River system, Clinch River, Blue Ridge streams, Mills Creek, Tennessee River, Cumberland River, Sequatchie River, Paint Rock River, Upper East Fork River, Stones River, Obey River, Emory River, Wolf River, Powell River, Hiwassee River

TEXAS - Huana Creek, Crawfish Creek southwest of Floydada, White River, Crawfish Draw, Caddo Lake, Lake Fork, Marine Creek Lake, Braunig Lake, Red River.

UTAH - You can find crayfish in... the Virgin, Price, Bear, Duchesne, Weber, and Green river basins and in Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Deer Creek, Starvation, Lost Creek, Sandwash, Gunlock, Newcastle, Huntington North, Scofield, East Canyon, Strawberry/Soldier Creek and Willard reservoirs. Strawberry Reservoir, Crayfish inhabit numerous other lakes, ponds, streams and reservoirs of Utah, except for the Sevier River drainage, where the critters have only recently gained a foothold. Lake Powell and gamefish in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

VERMONT - The White River.

VIRGINIA - New River, Clinch and Powell River Watersheds.

WASHINGTON - Lake Washington, lower Columbia River, Lake Whatacom, Moses Lake, Snake River, Williams lake, Amber lake, and Rock lake.

WEST VIRGINIA - Shenandoah River, Back Creek, Chittenango Creek, Kanawa River, Ohio River, New River.

WISCONSIN - Anvil Lake, Big Lake, Wild Rice Lake, Trout Bog, Crystal Bog, Sparkling Lake, Star Lake, Trout Lake, Allequash Lake, Big Muskellunge Lake, Birch Lake, Lake Metonga, lakes and streams in Ashland and Bayfield counties.


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