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BIG BEAR CREEK. Big Bear Creek rises about three miles west of Keller in north central Tarrant County (at 32°57' N, 97°19' W) and runs southeast about twenty miles to join Little Bear Creek to form Bear Creek, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airportqv in northeastern Tarrant County (at 32°52' N, 97°04' W). The creek traverses low-rolling to flat terrain with deep to shallow sandy and clayey loam soils that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses.


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

"BIG BEAR CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.