The Crooked River is a tributary of the Missouri River, about 60 mi (95 km) long, in west-central Missouri in the United States. The river was the site of the Battle of Crooked River during the Mormon War of 1838. According to the Geographic Names Information System, the stream has also been known historically as "Big Creek," "Little River" and "Tiger River."
The Crooked River rises east of Lathrop in southeastern Clinton County and flows generally southeastwardly through Caldwell and Ray Counties. In southwestern Ray County it collects short east and west forks and flows into the Missouri River, about 4 mi (6 km) south of Hardin.
- Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry
- DeLorme (2002). Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-353-2.
- GNIS entries for U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Crooked River, U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: East Fork Crooked River, U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: West Fork Crooked River.