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Champ Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Physical characteristics
Main source Faulkner Creek divide
pond about 2 miles east of Mount Airy, North Carolina
1,270 ft (390 m)
River mouth Ararat River
about 0.5 miles northeast of Mount Airy, North Carolina
1,035 ft (315 m)
Length 3.37 mi (5.42 km)
  • Average rate:
    4.51 cu ft/s (0.128 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 2.95 square miles (7.6 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Stardust Trail, Duck Hollow Trail, Arrington Lane, Graystone Road, McBride Road, State Road

Champ Creek is a 3.37 mi (5.42 km) long 1st order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry County, North Carolina. This stream is the only one of its name in the United States.


Champ Creek rises in a pond on the Faulkner Creek divide about 2 miles east of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Champ Creek then flows southwest to join the Ararat River about 0.5 miles northeast of MOunt Airy.


Champ Creek drains 2.95 square miles (7.6 km2) of area, receives about 47.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 337.25, and is about 51% forested.

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