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BEAR CREEK (Collin County). Bear Creek, also known as Bear-Pen Creek, rises just southeast of Nevada in the southeast corner of Collin County (at 33°02' N, 96°23' W) and runs southwest for just under seven miles, over flat to rolling land surfaced by dark, calcareous clays that support mesquite and cacti. For most of the county's history the Bear Creek area has been used as range and cropland. The stream joins Camp Creek (at 32°59' N, 96°28' W) a mile before the latter empties into Lake Ray Hubbard.

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