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South Fork Malheur River
South Fork Malheur River is located in Oregon
South Fork Malheur River
Location of the mouth of the South Fork Malheur River in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney, Malheur
Physical characteristics
Main source Round Mountain, southeast of New Princeton, Harney County
4,709 ft (1,435 m)
43°13′40″N 118°24′24″W / 43.22778°N 118.40667°W / 43.22778; -118.40667
River mouth Malheur River
Riverside, Malheur County
3,264 ft (995 m)
43°33′23″N 118°10′00″W / 43.55639°N 118.16667°W / 43.55639; -118.16667

The South Fork Malheur River is tributary of the Malheur River in a sparsely populated part of the U.S. state of Oregon. Arising southeast of the unincorporated community of New Princeton and slightly north of Oregon Route 78, it flows generally northeast to meet the Malheur near the unincorporated community of Riverside in Malheur County. The South Fork enters the larger river 96 miles (154 km) by water from its confluence with the Snake River.


Named tributaries of the South Fork from source to mouth are Camp, Indian, Deadman, Pole, Crane, and Swamp creeks. Then Coleman, Coyote, Cobb, Visher, Buck, McEwen, Hot Springs, and Granite creeks.

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