Big Satan Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Big Satan Creek rises 2½ miles west of U.S. Highway 277/377 in east central Val Verde County (at 29°44' N, 100°51' W) and runs southwest for thirteen miles to its mouth on the Devils River, here part of Amistad Reservoir (at 29°40' N, 100°57' W). The last part of the streamcourse passes through Satan Canyon. Bluff Creek is a tributary. The path of Big Satan Creek sharply dissects massive limestone that underlies flat terrain, forming a deep and winding canyon. The area's generally dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites.

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

Anonymous, “Big Satan Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994